Playoffs heat up for teams in Trib 10 baseball, softball power rankings

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Friday, May 17, 2019 | 8:50 PM


Postseason power rankings saw very little change in baseball but a big sweep of Class 6A teams kicked to the curb in this week’s Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

With the first round of the WPIAL playoffs in the books, both West Allegheny baseball and Mt. Pleasant softball remain on top after receiving opening-round byes.

Big changes took place in softball when Section 2 swept Section 1 in head-to-head quarterfinal games Wednesday as Canon-McMillan, Baldwin and Bethel Park were eliminated.

Here are the rankings for the week ending May 17, with overall records included. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

BASEBALL TRIB 10

1. West Allegheny Indians (18-2)

(Last Week 1)

2. Pine-Richland Rams (15-4)

(Last Week 2)

3. Bethel Park Black Hawks (14-3)

(Last Week 3)

4. Franklin Regional Panthers (16-1)

(Last Week 4)

5. North Allegheny Tigers (15-5)

(Last Week 6)

6. Penn-Trafford Warriors (16-3)

(Last Week 5)

7. Blackhawk Cougars (14-4)

(Last Week 8)

8. Seton LaSalle Rebels (16-2)

(Last Week 9)

9. Neshannock Lancers (17-2)

(Last Week 10)

10. Shenango Wildcats (19-2)

(Last Week NR)

Out: Peters Township (13-7)

SOFTBALL TRIB 10

1. Mt. Pleasant Vikings (15-0)

(Last Week 1)

2. Knoch Knights (16-1)

(Last Week 2)

3. Elizabeth Forward Warriors (14-3)

(Last Week 3)

4. Penn-Trafford Warriors (17-1)

(Last Week 4)

5. Plum Mustangs (15-3)

(Last Week 8)

6. North Allegheny Tigers (14-6)

(Last Week NR)

7. Hempfield Spartans (14-6)

(Last Week NR)

8. Norwin Knights (13-7)

(Last Week NR)

9. Avonworth Antelopes (17-2)

(Last Week 10)

10. Hampton Talbots (16-3)

(Last Week 9)

Out: Canon-McMillan (12-5), Baldwin (12-4), Bethel Park (12-4)

Don Rebel hosts the Rebel Yell podcasts for HSSN.

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