Loyalsock, Canton headed to PIAA baseball finals

Loyalsock and Canton earned spots in the PIAA baseball championships with semifinal victories Tuesday at Bloomsburg University.

The PIAA baseball finals are Friday at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Loyalsock beat Salisbury Twp., 8-1, in the Class AA semifinal. Up next is District 7 champion Beaver at 3:30 on Friday in the final.

Canton beat Old Forge, 2-1. It will play the Johnsonburg-California winner at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the final. Johnsonburg and California were scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday evening in the other semifinal.

Loyalsock will be chasing its second PIAA baseball title, having won in 2008.

Canton has never won a PIAA baseball title, but the school did win a PIAA softball title in 2000.