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09/14/2006 3:34 PM ET
'Cats-Yanks showdown rained out
Game 3 of NY-Penn League Finals now set for Friday
Rain fell on Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ballpark for much of the day on Thursday.  (Staten Island Yankees)


Thursday night's decisive third game of the NY-Penn League Championship Series between the Tri-City ValleyCats and Staten Island Yankees was postponed due to rain.

The showdown for the title will be played on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at .

In Game 2 on Wednesday, James Van Ostrand hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the ValleyCats staved off elimination with a 9-2 victory over Staten Island.

Scheduled Game 3 starters were George Kontos for the Yankees and Christopher Salamida for Tri-City.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.