Baseball diamond

Just as it did during the high school baseball regular season, rain washed out the Big 26 Classic on Saturday.

The second game of the three-game series will now be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. at FNB Field in Harrisburg. Both games will be seven innings, instead of nine, and separated by a 30-minute break.

Similar to the Big 33 football game, the Big 26 Classic pits all-star baseball teams representing Pennsylvania and Maryland against each other in a three-game series. Pennsylvania holds an overall 3-2 lead in the tournament. 

Rising juniors and seniors across the state were invited to tryout for Team PA, which, this year, boasts a roster of 20 seniors and six juniors. Included in that group are three players from the Lancaster-Lebanon League: L-S senior Aaron Snyder and juniors Jonathan LaBarbera of Cedar Crest and Tyler Long of Annville-Cleona.

Maryland won the first game of the Big 26 Classic on Friday, topping Pennsylvania 5-2. Nick Kistler hit a two-run home runs in the second that put Maryland up 2-0, and the squad never relinquished the lead.