The University of Scranton baseball team will have an opportunity to play on one of the best baseball fields in the Northeast when they take on Wilkes University at PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m.
PNC Field, which seats approximately 8,500 fans, was completely renovated over the past year and re-opened this season for the RailRiders’ season opener on April 4. The RailRiders are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
“We are very excited with opportunity to play at the new PNC Field and showcase our baseball program,” said head baseball coach Mike Bartoletti. “The fact we will be playing one of our local rivals will give local baseball fans a chance to see the outstanding level of NCAA Division III baseball that is played in this area.”
The game, which was originally scheduled for Connell Park, will remain a home game for the Royals.
During the game, The University of Scranton baseball team and District 17 and District 32 Little League organizations will collect donations of new and used baseball equipment that will be donated to Little Leagues in Uganda. Members of the District 17 and 32 Little Leagues traveled to Uganda in January and will return next January. A drop box will be set up for donations inside PNC Field.
Admission and parking for the game are free. Concessions will be available.
Scranton is currently 18-16 overall and 7-8 in Landmark Conference play. Wilkes is 20-12 overall and 9-9 in the Freedom Conference.
For more information on PNC Field, visit http://swbrailriders.com.