WPIAL clinched for May 10, 2021: Softball teams still fighting for playoff berths
Monday, May 10, 2021 | 11:08 PM
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to only a few more playing dates left in the regular season.
Much like other spring sports, some teams are now in catch-up mode due to covid-related issues while three softball programs — Western Beaver, Sto-Rox and Washington — have shut down for the spring.
One thing that won’t change is exclusive coverage of the 2021 WPIAL softball playoffs is only here on TribHSSN.TribLive.com starting with the Playoff Pairings Show at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Here are the teams that have clinched through Monday.
8 of a possible 9 teams has clinched a playoff berth
Bethel Park Black Hawks
Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils
Canon-McMillan Big Macs
North Allegheny Tigers
Note: Seneca Valley will clinch if North Allegheny loses to Butler on Tuesday.
Set with 16 playoff teams, no byes, no preliminary round games
Armstrong River Hawks
Franklin Regional Panthers
Indiana Little Indians
Thomas Jefferson Jaguars
North Hills Indians
Fox Chapel Foxes
West Allegheny Indians
Chartiers Valley Colts
South Fayette Lions
12 of a possible 14 teams have clinched a playoff berth
Highlands Golden Rams
Elizabeth Forward Warriors
West Mifflin Titans
Belle Vernon Leopards
Central Valley Warriors
Note: Greensburg Salem and New Castle are still alive.
11 of a possible 13 teams have clinched a playoff berth
North Catholic Trojans
Deer Lakes Lancers
Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles
Ellwood City Wolverines
South Park Eagles
Mt. Pleasant Vikings
Waynesburg Central Raiders
South Allegheny Gladiators
Note: Southmoreland and McGuffey are still alive.
11 of at least 16 teams have clinched a playoff berth
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers
Burgettstown Blue Devils
Ligonier Valley Rams
Carmichaels Mighty Mikes
Note: Fort Cherry, Carlynton, Steel Valley, Serra Catholic, Seton LaSalle, Brentwood, California, Neshannock, Riverside, Mohawk are still alive.
9 of at least 12 teams have clinched a playoff berth
South Side Rams
Bishop Canevin Crusaders
West Greene Pioneers
Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions
Leechburg Blue Devils
Note: Rochester, Cornell, St. Joseph, Ellis School, Northgate, Riverview are still alive.
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