The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

May 29, 2012

WM to take Mercyhurst Prep's place in PIAA baseball tourney

District 10 champs forfeit

The Herald

MERCER COUNTY — West Middlesex Big Reds baseball team will enter the PIAA playoffs Monday because Mercyhurst Prep, which beat the Bigs Reds 1-0 during the weekend, has forefeited its District 10 championship.

According to a story published in the Erie Times-News on Saturday, Prep admitted to using three alumni pitchers in practices before its semifinal game against Conneaut Lake last week, a violation of a PIAA rule enacted in 2009 that forbids alumni players from participating in such activities.