Softball playoff capsule: Baldwin vs. Norwin, Monday, May 16, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 3:39 PM

WPIAL softball playoffs

Class 6A

First round

9-Baldwin (4-11) vs. 8-Norwin (5-9)

3 p.m. Monday at West Mifflin

Winner plays: 1-Hempfield (12-3) at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Penn-Trafford

Players to watch: Gabby Jaquay, Fr., Baldwin; Madie Kessler, Jr., Norwin

Last year’s finish: Baldwin — Lost to Bethel Park, 9-1, in first round; Norwin — Lost to Canon-McMillan, 7-4, in semifinals

Extra bases: Baldwin qualified for the playoffs despite winning just one section game. The Highlanders have lost seven of nine. … Norwin won three of its final four games, including a 6-0 win over North Allegheny and an 11-4 triumph against Connellsville as Kessler hit two home runs.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at

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