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Eagles set for Third Annual Dean Patterson Curve Classic

Previous Champions Huntingdon and Altoona Highlight Eight-Team Field
?(ALTOONA, PA) – Eight high school baseball programs from throughout Central Pennsylvania will participate in the third annual Dean Patterson Curve Classic this Thursday through Sunday at Blair County Ballpark in Altoona.
?The eight-team field will include defending champion Huntingdon, 2003 winner Altoona and two-time runner-up Central.? Other participating schools include Bishop Guilfoyle, Bishop McCort, Hollidaysburg, Philipsburg-Osceola and Tyrone.
The DPCC will be played over four consecutive days with all quarterfinal, semifinal and championship round action being contested at Blair County Ballpark.?
Quarterfinal round games will be played on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, with the winners advancing to the semifinal round on Saturday the 23rd. The champion of the 2005 Dean Patterson Curve Classic will be crowned on Saturday the 24th at 1 PM (See complete schedule at the bottom).?
?Dean Patterson Chevrolet once again returns as the title sponsor of the Curve Classic, continuing its tremendous support of youth athletics in the region. In addition to the Dean Patterson Curve Classic, the dealership has title sponsorship of the Dean Patterson Little World Series, the Dean Patterson Great Chevy Shootout and the Dean Patterson Little Stanley Cup.?? ?
“The Dean Patterson Curve Classic has quickly become one of the area’s premier high school baseball events and the Curve is very pleased to give these eight outstanding area programs the opportunity to compete for a championship at Blair County Ballpark,” said Curve General Manager Todd Parnell. “We’re also delighted that Dean Patterson Chevrolet continues to serve as the title sponsor of the event. Their support of amateur athletics throughout the region is unmatched.”
“The Dean Patterson Curve Classic provides and unprecedented backdrop for our local MVPs,” stated title sponsor Dean Patterson. “The use of Blair County Ballpark gives them a taste of the ‘big leagues’ and hopefully drives their confidence as an athlete, their self-esteem as an individual and their pride in their team and community. That\’s what dreams are made of and that\’s the foundation of all Dean Patterson Athletic Tournaments.\”
?For the third consecutive year, admission to the tournament games will be free of charge. Donations will be accepted for the Dean Patterson Curve Classic Scholarship Fund. Previous winners of the scholarship fund are Altoona’s Jim Clancy (2003) and Huntingdon’s Casey McGraw (2004).
The seven games of the Dean Patterson Curve Classic won’t be the only important high school baseball action contested at Blair County Ballpark throughout the spring. The ballpark will also play host to both the PIAA District 6 Baseball Championships June 1-2 and the PIAA State Baseball Championships June 17.
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2005 DEAN PATTERSON CURVE CLASSIC SCHEDULE
?QUARTERFINALS
Thursday, April 21
TYRONE vs. Bishop Guilfoyle, 1 PM
Hollidaysburg vs. Huntingdon, 4 PM
? Friday, April 22
Altoona vs. Philipsburg-Osceola, 1 PM
Central vs. Bishop McCort, 4 PM
SEMIFINALS
Saturday, April 23
Quarterfinal Winners from April 21, 1 PM
Quarterfinal Winners from April 22, 4 PM
?CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Sunday, April 24
Semifinal Winners from April 23, 1 PM