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Central, Tyrone set for PNG Field

From Mirror reports

The Central and Tyrone high school baseball teams will meet Monday in a rematch of the District 6 championship game at Peoples Natural Gas Field with a chance to play in the PIAA Class 3A state championship game on the line at 6 p.m.

The District 6 champion Scarlet Dragons have gone 2-1 against the Golden Eagles so far this season. Central won 11-1 in the district final and 14-4 on its home field in a regular season game, but Tyrone won 12-7 during the Altoona Curve Classic and went on to capture the championship.

Tickets for the game are available only online at www.piaa.org.

The rematch between Mountain League rivals will be the second game of a doubleheader at PNG Field. District 6 Class 5A champion Central Mountain will take on WPIAL runner-up Bethel Park in the first game at 3 p.m. in another semifinal game.

Juniata Valley, the District 6 Class 1A champion, will also get to play in its home district when the Green Hornets take on District 3 runner-up Halifax in a semifinal game at Bald Eagle Area High School at 4:30 p.m. On the other side of the 1A bracket, District 5 champion Southern Fulton will take on WPIAL third-place finisher Eden Christian at First Commonwealth Field in Homer City at 5 p.m.

The Class 1A, 3A and 5A state baseball championships will all be held at State College’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Thursday with the games starting at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

There will be one PIAA softball semifinal game held in the area on Monday as District 9 champion Punxsutawney takes on WPIAL champion Mount Pleasant at Saint Francis University. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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