While yours truly will be at Baldwin covering the massive WPIAL Class AAA and AA championship meets, there are some intriguing baseball playoff games to be played.
In Class AAA, 2008 WPIAL runner-up Trinity faces West Allegheny - the team it lost to in last year's title game. This year the tables are turned, however, as the Hillers are the higher seeded team and expected to advance deep into the postseason. First pitch is 4 p.m. at the Burkett Complex in Robinson Township.
Before the Trinity game, defending WPIAL Class A champion Carmichaels plays Monaca at 2 p.m. The Mikes had to feel good about putting up a nine-spot in their first-round win against Vincentian.
Also in Class A, Chartiers-Houston faces a difficult challenge in Rochester - last year's WPIAL runner-up. The Bucs can hit, but they'll also likely face Rams ace J.C. Figueiredo. At times, the 6-6 senior is dominant.
Avella, winners of four straight just to get into the WPIAL playoffs, beat Beth-Center 9-1 in the first round. The Eagles' reward is a quarterfinal matchup against top-seed Serra Catholic. Serra Catholic didn't play in the strongest of section, but the Eagles best West Allegheny (17-0) and South Park (10-3) this year.