Rains wash out Legion, Little League slate
Heavy rains forced the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball State Region 7 tournament to be pushed back to today.
The Murrysville-State College game, which was slated for 4 p.m. yesterday, was moved to 10 a.m. today.
The Latrobe-Bedford game, which was slated for 7:30 p.m. yesterday, was moved to 1 p.m. today.
Both Latrobe and Murrysville are expected to play at Revloc, near Ebensburg. The other field is in Lilly, Cambria County.
The second-round games remain the same with the Murrysville-State College winner playing the Somerset-Punxsutawney winner at 4 p.m. The Latrobe-Bedford winner plays the Creps-Butler Township winner at 7:30 p.m.
Murrysville (20-4) beat Latrobe (20-10) last Wednesday for the District 31 title.
There are 60 teams in the region. Only eight qualify for the tournament. The region pulls teams from Butler, Cambria, Central Penn, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland County leagues.
Cambria which is the host location, brings Bedford (23-3), the district champion, and Somerset (30-6), even though Bedford is 55 miles away from both fields. Westmoreland County was allowed two representatives because it is the region’s largest league (15 teams).
Last year, State College was the tournament host. Philipsburg won the title.
Lower Burrell represented District 31 last year, beating Latrobe for the title.
Out of eight teams in the tournament, only the winner advances to the state tournament in Fredricksburg on Aug. 3-7.
Little League softball
Heavy rain in Bethlehem forced the Little League Major Division girls softball game in the Pennsylvania State tournament between West Point and Punxsutawney to be postponed yesterday. The game is now scheduled for 6 p.m. today. The winner will play Upper Darby on Thursday.
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