What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 18, 2022: No. 1 Bethel Park to face No. 3 Peters Township in baseball
Sunday, April 17, 2022 | 9:36 PM
Monday will be a quiet day around the district with most schools enjoying one more day of their Easter break.
However, one of the few WPIAL baseball games on the slate is a big one in Class 5A.
Defending PIAA champion Bethel Park has won all four of its section games by a combined score of 36-3. The Black Hawks are 6-0 overall.
Peters Township is right there with its neighbors to the north, with a 4-0 section record in which it has outscored its two section opponents 36-7. The Indians are 8-0 overall.
Last year, Bethel Park swept both games from Peters Township, winning 4-1 at home and 9-4 at Peterswood Park.
On Monday, the Black Hawks and Indians play at 7 p.m. at Peterswood Park. They meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Purkey Field.
You can watch both games on Trib HSSN.
Lots of lax for FR
While it is a quiet night for most of the WPIAL lacrosse teams before things pick up Tuesday, both the boys and girls teams at Franklin Regional are in action Monday in a pair of nonsection matches between 2021 playoff teams.
The Panthers girls team will host defending 2A champion Mars.
The teams met in a WPIAL 2A quarterfinals match last spring with the Fightin’ Planets cruising to a 29-3 victory.
The Panthers boys team hits the road to face Hampton.
Staying on the bubble
It has been a good start to section play for three teams in Section 1-2A boys volleyball.
North Catholic, Montour and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart are fighting for first place with little separation. As far as finishing in the top four and earning a playoff berth, those three teams are in good shape.
That means Monday’s section match between Beaver County Christian and Hopewell carries a little extra juice as those two teams, along with Ambridge, appear to be in the season long hunt for fourth place.
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