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College roundup: PCT baseball, softball teams to receive new homes in 2022

Pennsylvania College of Technology will soon have a new home for its Wildcat baseball and softball teams, thanks to a partnership with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber, through its subsidiary, Williamsport Ballpark Inc., is constructing a synthetic turf field complex adjacent to Penn College’s main campus on a 28-acre tract north of Interstate 180, between Maynard and Rose Streets. Once construction is completed, the complex will feature six youth baseball/softball fields — one of which can be converted to a collegiate baseball practice field — and one collegiate baseball game field, as well as batting cages.

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring, with Penn College expected to play its first games at the site in the spring of 2022.

“The Chamber is excited to bring this complex to the community and to have a partner like Penn College utilize it for its baseball and softball teams,” said Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jason Fink. “The challenges of playing a full spring season for those sports will be mitigated by turf fields and allow Penn College to complete a full season.”

• Mansfield’s baseball team released its 2021 spring schedule. The Mountaineers will open their season by traveling to Philadelphia for a weekend series on March 6-7 with Jefferson University. The Mountaineers wrap up their 2021 non-conference schedule against Slippery Rock University at a date and time to be determined.

Mansfield will open PSAC East action by hosting West Chester University on March 12 before heading to the Golden Rams on March 13. The Mountaineers remaining schedule features PSAC East weekend series with East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Shippensburg, and Millersville.

• Penn State’s wrestling match against Michigan State scheduled for Sunday was postponed. The universities mutually agreed to the postponement out of abundance of caution due to COVID-19.

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