Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three teams, two games, one site

Local softball fans have it easy on Thursday as the three teams remaining in the WPIAL playoffs - Waynesburg, Bentworth and Chartiers-Houston - will play at the same site.

First, in a Class A semifinal, Bentworth (15-3, second place Section 1) plays No. 2 seed Chartiers-Houston (17-1, first place Section 1) at Fairhaven Park in Kennedy Township at 2 p.m. The Bucs beat the Bearcats twice this season, 2-1 and 7-0.

A win for Chartiers-Houston gives the Bucs a chance to win the team's eighth WPIAL softball championship and first since 2007. Bentworth has never made it to the title game.

In Class AA, No. 4 Waynesburg (16-3, first place Section 2) plays undefeated Valley (19-0, first place Section 3) following the C-H/Bentworth game at 4 p.m. The Raiders are looking to win a second WPIAL softball championship (2005).

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