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).