PNC Field will not be hosting this year’s District 2 championships, but if weather issues hold off, it will be the site of one of the season’s most-interesting non-league baseball battles.
Hazleton Area and Abington Heights, the unbeaten leaders in the top divisions of the two leagues that make up District 2, are scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moosic home of the New York Yankees top farm team, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
The Riverfront Sports Super Six Baseball Power Rankings of District 2 teams have Hazleton Area ranked No. 1 and Abington Heights No. 4 among Big Schools.
Hazleton Area is one of just two District 2 baseball teams with perfect overall records.
The Cougars are 15-0 for District 2’s best record. They are 10-0 within Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 for a three-game lead with four games to play.
Abington Heights is 1½ games up on the pack in Lackawanna League Division 1 with a 6-0 record. The Comets are 7-2 overall.
Much of the day’s schedule involves non-league play and District 2 already made the early decision to postpone the start of its boys tennis singles tournaments rather than risk interruptions caused by weather on a cool day with the chance of rain.