Friday, May 14, 2010

WPIAL softball pairings

Hempfield, Franklin Regional, Riverside and Vincentian Academy are defending champions and all four teams are in the field.

Peters Township, Trinity, McGuffey, Waynesburg, South Fayette, West Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Chartiers-Houston, Carmichaels and Bentworth are the local teams involved.

First round
Class AAAA
No. 3 Peters Township (16-3) bye; gets winner of Latrobe-Kiski in quarterfinals with date, site and time to be determined.

Class AAA
No. 12 Trinity (14-6) vs. No. 5 Hampton (11-6), Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Baldwin. The Hillers advanced to the WPIAL championship game and PIAA semifinals as the 10th seed last year.

Class AA
No. 5 Waynesburg (14-3) vs. No. 12 Mt. Pleasant (14-5), Tuesday, 4 p.m. at California University. The Raiders haven't been to the PIAA playoffs since 2006.

No. 11 South Fayette (12-5) vs. No. 6 Sto-Rox (12-4), Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Baldwin. The Vikings were a WPIAL finalist last year.

No. 9 McGuffey (14-5) vs. No. 8 South Park (13-3), Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Forward. The Highlanders take an eight-game win streak into the postseason.

Class A
No. 2 Chartiers-Houston (15-1) vs. No. 15 Riverview (8-8), Wednesday, 4 p.m. at Fairhaven Park. The Bucs are finally on the opposite side of the bracket from Vincentian Academy. The Royals knocked them out of the playoffs in the quarterfinals the past two years.

No. 3 Carmichaels (15-1) vs. No. 14 OLSH (12-6), Wednesday, 4 p.m. at California University. The Mikes won their last three games by a combined score of 46-0.

No. 13 West Greene (11-8) vs. No. 4 Mt. Alvernia (16-2), Wednesday, 4 p.m. at Burgettstown. Hard to imagine a lower-seeded team playing better than the Pioneers, who have won seven straight.

No. 5 Jefferson-Morgan (17-3) vs. No. 12 Leechburg (11-5), Wednesday, 2 p.m. at California University. The Rockets are the highest-seeded second-place team but draw a perennial contender in the first round.

No. 6 Bentworth (13-3) vs. No. 11 Avonworth (10-7), Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Fairhaven Park. The Bearcats' only losses are to Chartiers-Houston (twice) and Jefferson-Morgan.

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