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Pennsylvania vs. Maryland Big 26 Classic coming to Sovereign Bank Stadium

The inaugural Big 26 Baseball Classic featuring the best prep players from Pennsylvania and Maryland is coming to Central PA this weekend.  The series, similar to the Big 33 Football Classic between Pennsylvania and Ohio, will feature the top rising juniors from high school programs throughout the entire Keystone and Old Line states.  Pennsylvania will square off against Maryland in three games Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 20-22.

The games Friday and Saturday night will be held at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, home of the 2010 and 2011 Atlantic League Champion York Revolution.  Sunday’s game will be held at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg, PA, home of the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League.  Each game in York will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the gates at Sovereign Bank Stadium will open at 5:45.

Tickets for the game are six dollars apiece, and four dollars for fans 12 and under.  All tickets will be general admission, and may be purchased at the gate the day of the game.  Proceeds benefit The Big 26 scholarship fund.  All players in the game will be entering their senior season in high school, however, each game will be nine innings in length, not seven.  Each state will field a team of 26 of their best players.

For team rosters and more information, fans should visit Big26.org.   For more information about the games in York, please contact York Revolution Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball at 717-801-4476 or e-mail aball@yorkrevolution.com.

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