A pair of regional foes will meet on one of the finest stages in all of baseball, as Penn State and West Virginia face each other in PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for a second consecutive season Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Penn State and West Virginia will play against each other at PNC Park for the second time in as many years. The initial meeting last season arose after a game scheduled at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park was postponed due to weather. The teams rescheduled the game for the day after they met at West Virginia.
This season’s game was part of the original schedule for both teams. The Nittany Lions will be the visiting team this year, but will be yielding little in the way of home field advantage, as Medlar Field shares the same field dimensions as PNC Park.
It will be Penn State’s second time playing at PNC Park. The 2017 game at PNC Park marked the first time Penn State had played in a Major League ballpark since May 5, 2012 when it played Minnesota at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. The three-game series also included two games in the Twins’ former home, the Metrodome.
Penn State is seeking its first win in PNC Park. West Virginia hung on for a 4-2 win in last season’s game. Penn State had defeated the Mountaineers in Morgantown the day prior, 6-5.
The Nittany Lions and Mountaineers will face each other on the diamond for the 113th time. Penn State holds a 30-game advantage in the all-time series with a record of 71-41 and has won nine of the last 12 games. The Nittany Lions are just 1-3 when meeting the Mountaineers at neutral sites. This year marks the sixth season out of the last seven and the fifth consecutive in which the teams have met.