WPIAL clinched: Softball playoff qualifiers through May 6, 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024 | 11:39 PM

The WPIAL softball playoff field is nearly set with 75 teams having qualified.

There could be a 76th team on the final day of section play Tuesday.

Coverage of the 2024 WPIAL softball playoffs here on Trib HSSN starts with the brackets being unveiled during the Playoff Pairings Show at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The top four teams in each section qualify for the postseason. In 6A, the top six teams qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.

Here are the teams that will battle for diamond gold, updated through Monday.

Class 6A

Set with 6 playoff teams – two byes into the semifinals, two quarterfinal games

Seneca Valley Raiders

Hempfield Spartans

North Allegheny Tigers

Pine-Richland Rams

Norwin Knights

Canon-McMillan Big Macs

Class 5A

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

Section 1

*North Hills Indians

Shaler Titans

Plum Mustangs

Fox Chapel Foxes

Section 2

*Armstrong River Hawks

Penn-Trafford Warriors

Latrobe Wildcats

Franklin Regional Panthers

Section 3

*West Allegheny Indians

South Fayette Lions

Mars Fightin’ Planets

Western Beaver Golden Beavers

Section 4

*Trinity Hillers

*Connellsville Falcons

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars

Bethel Park Black Hawks

Class 4A

Set with 13 playoff teams – three first-round byes

Section 1

*Indiana Little Indians

Knoch Knights

West Mifflin Titans

McKeesport Tigers

Highlands Golden Rams

Section 2

*Elizabeth Forward Warriors

Uniontown Red Raiders

Belle Vernon Leopards

Greensburg Salem Golden Lions

(Greensburg Salem and Laurel Highlands tied for fourth place, but Greensburg Salem won the head-to-head tiebreaker.)

Section 3

*Hampton Talbots

Chartiers Valley Colts

Montour Spartans

Blackhawk Cougars

Class 3A

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

Section 1

*Avonworth Antelopes

Burrell Buccaneers

Deer Lakes Lancers

Freeport Yellowjackets

Section 2

*Mohawk Warriors

Central Valley Warriors

Ellwood City Wolverines

Hopewell Vikings

Section 3

*Ligonier Valley Rams

Southmoreland Scotties

Yough Cougars

Mt. Pleasant Vikings

Section 4

*South Park Eagles

McGuffey Highlanders

Waynesburg Central Raiders

Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles

(Keystone Oaks tied Brownsville and Seton LaSalle for fourth place. In the head-to-head tiebreaker, Keystone Oaks was 3-1, Seton LaSalle 2-2 and Brownsville 1-3, so Keystone Oaks is the only qualifier.)

Class 2A

12 of a possible 13 teams have clinched a playoff spot

Section 1

*Neshannock Lancers

Laurel Spartans

Shenango Wildcats

Riverside Panthers

Section 2

*Serra Catholic Eagles

Apollo-Ridge Vikings

Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions

Steel Valley Ironmen

Section 3

Bentworth Bearcats

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers

Charleroi Cougars

Beth-Center Bulldogs

Burgettstown can clinch if Beth-Center loses to Bentworth on Tuesday.

Class A

Set with 12 playoff teams

Section 1

*Union Scotties

South Side Rams

Carlynton Cougars

Northgate Flames

Section 2

*Carmichaels Mighty Mikes

*Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers

West Greene Pioneers

Jefferson-Morgan Rockets

Section 3

*Frazier Commodores

Jeannette Jayhawks

Monessen Greyhounds

Leechburg Blue Devils

*Section champion

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