The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the team will host the Penn State University and West Virginia University baseball game on Wednesday, May 10 at PNC Park, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
The game will be a make-up of the originally scheduled Wednesday, March 22 game that was to be played at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, but was postponed due to weather.
“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. “Our organization has so many alumni from and supporters of both of these outstanding institutions that it is truly an honor to have these two schools showcase their talents at PNC Park before their large fan bases in Pittsburgh.”
“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 Penn State Head Coach Rob Cooper. “The Pittsburgh Pirates are always leading the way when it comes to promoting baseball and education in this region of the country. We are excited to take part in what we all hope will be a regular event. Thank you to all within the Pirates organization who have helped to make this possible.”
“Our program is very excited for the opportunity to play at PNC Park.” said WVU Head Coach Randy Mazey. “I’d like to thank the Nutting family, Frank Coonelly and the Pirates front office for helping facilitate the event. We look forward to a great game against Penn State in the best ballpark in Major League Baseball.”
Tickets to the game are available for $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn State and WVU season ticket holders, partners, donors, alumni and faculty as well as Pirates season ticket members, and $2 for students of either university. Tickets will be general admission and are available at Pirates.com/collegebaseball
Fans can enter PNC Park through the Peoples Gas Home Plate Gate at the corner of Mazeroski Way and General Robinson starting at 6 p.m. Limited concession stands will be open on the main concourse.
The May 10 matchup at PNC Park will complete the two-game series between the Mountaineers and Nittany Lions. Game one is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Tuesday, May 9 at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, W. Va.