WPIAL releases brackets for 2024 baseball playoffs

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Friday, May 10, 2024 | 11:25 AM


Defending champions Mt. Lebanon and Riverside were tabbed as favorites to repeat when the WPIAL on Friday released brackets for the upcoming baseball playoffs.

Mt. Lebanon was seeded No. 1 in Class 6A and Riverside was first in 3A. The other No. 1 seeds went to West Allegheny in 5A, Belle Vernon in 4A, Serra Catholic in 2A and Union in A.

The playoffs start Tuesday for Class 3A, 2A and A, while 5A and 4A have first-round games Wednesday. The Class 6A bracket has only eight teams, so those schools will wait until May 20 to start play.

The championship games are May 28-29 at Wild Things Park in Washington.

Check out the WPIAL baseball brackets on Trib HSSN.

WPIAL playoffs

Class 6A

Quarterfinals

May 20 schedule

Mt. Lebanon (16-4) vs. Butler (6-12), TBA

Hempfield (14-6) vs. Seneca Valley (10-8-1), TBA

Pine-Richland (16-4) vs. Central Catholic (10-10), TBA

North Allegheny (14-5) vs. Norwin (11-9), TBA

Class 5A

First round

Wednesday’s schedule

West Allegheny (15-3) bye

Shaler (15-5) vs. South Fayette (8-6) at Boyce Mayview Park, 7 p.m.

Bethel Park (13-6-1) bye

Plum (13-7) vs. Trinity (8-8) at Gateway, 7 p.m.

Fox Chapel (14-5) bye

Penn-Trafford (15-3) vs. Moon (9-7) at Gateway, 2 p.m.

North Hills (12-4-1) bye

Franklin Regional (12-7) vs. Connellsville (11-9) at Gateway, 4:30 p.m.

Class 4A

First round

Wednesday’s schedule

Belle Vernon (13-3) vs. Blackhawk (7-10) at Boyce Mayview Park, 4:30 p.m.

Central Valley (10-7) vs. Indiana (10-9) at North Allegheny, 2 p.m.

Montour (13-5) vs. Uniontown (6-9) at Peterswood Park, 2 p.m.

Latrobe (17-3) vs. Hopewell (9-9) at Plum, 4 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson (17-2) vs. Ringgold (8-11) at Boyce Mayview Park, 2 p.m.

Chartiers Valley (11-6) vs. Kiski Area (11-8) at North Allegheny, 4:30 p.m.

West Mifflin (16-2) vs. Knoch (9-9) at Plum, 7 p.m.

North Catholic (13-4) vs. Elizabeth Forward (11-7) at Peterswood Park, 4:30 p.m.

Class 3A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Riverside (13-1) vs. Keystone Oaks (4-10) at North Allegheny, 4:30 p.m.

Shady Side Academy (9-7) vs. South Park (12-6) at Plum, 7 p.m.

South Allegheny (15-4) vs. McGuffey (6-8) at Boyce Mayview Park, 4:30 p.m.

Valley (16-4) vs. Shenango (9-9) at North Allegheny, 7 p.m.

Mohawk (16-3) vs. East Allegheny (11-6) at Shaler, 4:30 p.m.

Avonworth (12-8) vs. Greensburg Salem (8-8) at Peterswood Park, 7 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant (13-4) vs. Burrell (9-7) at Gateway, 4:30 p.m.

Waynesburg (13-3) vs. Neshannock (11-9) at Boyce Mayview Park, 7 p.m.

Class 2A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Serra Catholic (15-1) bye

Laurel (11-8) vs. Charleroi (10-7) at Burkett Park, 4:30 p.m.

Burgettstown (11-3-1) vs. Jeannette (7-9) at Burkett Park, 7 p.m.

Greensburg Central Catholic (11-4) vs. Washington (9-9) at Gateway, 2 p.m.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (16-4) bye

Riverview (12-6) vs. Beth-Center (9-9) at Gateway, 7 p.m.

Seton LaSalle (14-3) bye

Chartiers-Houston (9-8) vs. Freedom (11-8) at Burkett Park, 2 p.m.

Class A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Union (13-3) bye

Carmichaels (11-4) vs. Carlynton (12-8) at Peterswood Park, 2 p.m.

Bishop Canevin (12-4) bye

Western Beaver (9-7) vs. Sewickley Academy (5-10) at North Allegheny, 2 p.m.

Eden Christian (14-4) bye

West Greene (11-5) vs. Leechburg (9-7) at Peterswood Park, 4:30 p.m.

Fort Cherry (12-3) bye

Avella (9-5) vs. Springdale (5-9) at Boyce Mayview Park, 2 p.m.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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