What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 11, 2022: Neighboring Class 5A baseball powers clash
Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 7:14 PM
Though there is a chance of rain, the temperatures are starting to rise, and just in time for a busy day of WPIAL baseball with 53 section games on Monday’s schedule.
Last year, one of the top races in district baseball was in Section 3-5A.
It was appropriate they all split against each other and finished as tri-champions in the section.
All three teams are off and running again this spring with a combined record of 14-2.
The Lions and the Indians are a combined 10-0 overall this season, 2-0 in section play.
Last year, West Allegheny won at home, 7-3, and South Fayette prevailed the next day at home, 8-4.
Thus far, the Lions are winning with pitching, allowing only eight runs in their five victories.
West Allegheny flips the script with a powerful offense that is averaging more than seven runs per game.
Watch the game on Trib HSSN at 4:30 p.m.
There are 12 teams in WPIAL Class 6A baseball, and half of them are 1-1 in section play.
Four teams in Section 1 and two in Section 2 split their first section series last week, possibly paving the way for a wild postseason chase.
Last year, Norwin swept the series against Mt. Lebanon, winning a tight one on the road, 2-1 while rolling at home, 11-1.
Busy softball section slate
It will be busy on the district softball diamonds as well with 52 scheduled section matchups.
Both teams are tied for first place with 2-0 section records and are a combined 6-1 overall.
Last year, OLSH crushed Chartiers-Houston on the road, 14-5. However, in the final game of the regular season, the Buccaneers pulled out a 6-5 road victory over the first-place Chargers.
Both teams reached the playoffs but lost in the quarterfinals.
There are two other first-place softball showdowns.
There is an early three-way tie for the top spot in Section 3-3A between Southmoreland, Waynesburg Central and South Allegheny. On Monday, the first of the head-to-head matchups between the three schools takes place as the Scotties visits the Raiders.
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