College Ball comes to PNC

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By: Andrew Carrera

The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t the only local baseball team playing at PNC Park this year.  On May 10, the Pirates will host a college baseball game between West Virginia University and Penn State University, according to the Steubenville Herald-Star.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Pirates to showcase these two great collegiate baseball programs at PNC Park, one of the most iconic ballparks in Major League Baseball,” said Pirates President Frank Coonelly, reports the Herald-Star.

The two teams were scheduled to play each other March 22 in State College, but the game was postponed because of the weather.  The first pitch of the make-up game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“We are extremely humbled and excited to have this opportunity to play at PNC Park against such a quality opponent as West Virginia University,” said PSU head coach Rob Cooper, according to the Herald-Star.

Tickets cost $10 for the general public.  If you are a season ticket holder for WVU, PSU or the Pirates, the cost is $7.  Also, if you are a partner, donor, alumnus or faculty of either school, tickets are $7.  Students of either university can get in for $2, according to the Herald-Star.

“We look forward to a great game against Penn State in the best ballpark in Major League Baseball,” said WVU head coach Randy Mazey, reports the Herald-Star.

The make-up game will serve as the back end of a two-game series.  PSU and WVU play each other in Morgantown on May 9, according to the Herald-Star.  The first pitch for that game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.



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