WPIAL clinched: Baseball playoff field set with 77 teams

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 10:44 PM


The 2024 WPIAL baseball playoff field is now finalized with 77 teams clinched and ready for the postseason.

The top four teams in each section qualify for the playoffs with all tied teams advancing if they split their head-to-head meetings.

Coverage of the 2024 WPIAL baseball playoffs can be seen and heard here on Trib HSSN starting with the unveiling of the brackets in the Playoff Pairings Show at noon Friday.

Here is the final list of teams that have earned district playoff berths through Tuesday.

Class 6A

Set with 8 playoff teams – no first-round games; postseason starts with quarterfinals

Section 1

*Pine-Richland Rams

North Allegheny Tigers

Seneca Valley Raiders

Butler Golden Tornado

Section 2

*Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils

Hempfield Spartans

Norwin Knights

Central Catholic Vikings

Class 5A

Set with 12 playoff teams – four first-round byes

Section 1

*Penn-Trafford Warriors

*Fox Chapel Foxes

*Franklin Regional Panthers

*Plum Mustangs

Section 2

*Bethel Park Black Hawks

South Fayette Lions

Connellsville Falcons

Trinity Hillers

Section 3

*West Allegheny Indians

*North Hills Indians

Shaler Titans

Moon Tigers

Mars tied with Moon for fourth place but lost head-to-head tiebreaker and did not qualify.

Class 4A

Set with 16 playoff teams – no byes, no preliminary round games

Section 1

*Montour Spartans

Central Valley Warriors

Hopewell Vikings

Blackhawk Cougars

Section 2

*Belle Vernon Leopards

Latrobe Wildcats

Ringgold Rams

Uniontown Red Raiders

Section 3

*Thomas Jefferson Jaguars

*West Mifflin Titans

Chartiers Valley Colts

Elizabeth Forward Warriors

Section 4

*North Catholic Trojans

Indiana Little Indians

Kiski Area Cavaliers

Knoch Knights

Hampton tied with Knoch for fourth place but lost head-to-head tiebreaker and did not qualify.

Class 3A

Set with 16 playoff teams – no byes, no preliminary round games

Section 1

*Riverside Panthers

Mohawk Warriors

Neshannock Lancers

Shenango Wildcats

Section 2

*South Allegheny Gladiators

Avonworth Antelopes

South Park Eagles

Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles

Section 3

*Valley Vikings

Burrell Buccaneers

Shady Side Academy Bulldogs

East Allegheny Wildcats

Section 4

*Mt. Pleasant Vikings

Waynesburg Raiders

Greensburg Salem Golden Lions

McGuffey Highlanders

Class 2A

Set with 13 playoff teams – three first-round byes

Section 1

*Burgettstown Blue Devils

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers

Charleroi Cougars

Beth-Center Bulldogs

Washington Little Prexies

Section 2

*Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers

Seton LaSalle Rebels

Laurel Spartans

Freedom Bulldogs

Section 3

*Serra Catholic Eagles

Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions

Riverview Raiders

Jeannette Jayhawks

Class A

Set with 12 playoff teams – four first-round byes

Section 1

*Fort Cherry Rangers

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes

West Greene Pioneers

Avella Eagles

Section 2

*Union Scotties

Western Beaver Golden Beavers

Leechburg Blue Devils

Springdale Dynamos

Section 3

*Eden Christian Academy Warriors

Bishop Canevin Crusaders

Carlynton Cougars

Sewickley Academy Panthers

*Section champion

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