WPIAL reveals brackets for 2024 softball playoffs

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 12:01 AM

Four defending champions are favored to repeat in the upcoming WPIAL softball playoffs.

Reigning champions Hempfield in Class 6A, Avonworth in 3A, Neshannock in 2A and Union in A were among the six teams that received No. 1 seeds when the WPIAL revealed playoff brackets Thursday. The two other top seeds went to Armstrong in Class 5A and Elizabeth Forward in 4A.

The playoffs begin Monday for Class 4A and 5A teams while first-round games in 3A, 2A and A start Tuesday. The Class 6A bracket gets under way Wednesday.

The tournaments conclude May 29-30 with championship games at Lilley Field in California.

The six brackets had 76 teams combined. State playoff qualifiers include the WPIAL champion in Class 6A, the top three teams in 5A, 4A and 2A and the top four in 3A and A.

Check out complete brackets on Trib HSSN.

WPIAL playoffs

Class 6A


Wednesday’s schedule

Hempfield (18-1) bye

Pine-Richland (11-9) vs. Norwin (8-10) at Gateway, 4 p.m.

Seneca Valley (19-1) bye

North Allegheny (12-6) vs. Canon-McMillan (6-11) at Boyce Mayview Park, 4 p.m.

Class 5A

First round

Monday’s schedule

Armstrong (14-3) vs. Western Beaver (6-6) at North Allegheny, 5 p.m.

Connellsville (12-7) vs. Plum (11-6) at Gateway, 4 p.m.

Penn-Trafford (12-5) vs. Bethel Park (10-9) at West Mifflin, 5 p.m.

Shaler (14-3) vs. Franklin Regional (10-8) at Plum, 4 p.m.

North Hills (13-4) vs. Mars (6-12) at North Allegheny, 3 p.m.

South Fayette (11-5) vs. Thomas Jefferson (9-7) at Peterswood Park, 2 p.m.

West Allegheny (16-2) vs. Fox Chapel (7-9) at North Allegheny, 7 p.m.

Trinity (11-5) vs. Latrobe (9-10) at Montour, 5 p.m.

Class 4A

First round

Monday’s schedule

Elizabeth Forward (17-1) bye

Uniontown (8-6) vs. West Mifflin (9-8) at Gateway, 2 p.m.

Chartiers Valley (14-3) vs. Highlands (3-13) at Montour, 3 p.m.

Montour (9-6) vs. McKeesport (7-10) at West Mifflin, 3 p.m.

Hampton (15-3) bye

Knoch (13-6) vs. Greensburg Salem (8-12) at Plum, 6 p.m.

Indiana (13-4) bye

Belle Vernon (13-6) vs. Blackhawk (7-7) at Peterswood Park, 3 p.m.

Class 3A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Avonworth (12-3) vs. Hopewell (7-11) at North Allegheny, 5 p.m.

McGuffey (10-4) vs. Yough (8-4) at Norwin, 5 p.m.

Mohawk (14-5) vs. Waynesburg (7-11) at Montour, 5 p.m.

Southmoreland (14-2) vs. Freeport (10-6) at Gateway, 2 p.m.

Ligonier Valley (12-5) vs. Keystone Oaks (8-9) at Gateway, 4 p.m.

Burrell (10-7) vs. Ellwood City (14-4) at Mars, 4 p.m.

South Park (16-1) vs. Deer Lakes (9-10) at Fox Chapel, 3 p.m.

Central Valley (11-2) vs. Mt. Pleasant (11-8) at West Mifflin, 5 p.m.

Class 2A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Neshannock (18-0) bye

Apollo-Ridge (7-5) vs. Riverside (6-9) at Fox Chapel, 5 p.m.

Serra Catholic (11-4) vs. Beth-Center (6-8) at Peterswood Park, 3 p.m.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (12-4) vs. Steel Valley (6-10) at North Allegheny, 3 p.m.

Bentworth (14-2) bye

Shenango (10-7) vs. Burgettstown (9-11) at Mars, 6 p.m.

Laurel (16-4) bye

Charleroi (13-4) vs. Greensburg Central Catholic (7-6) at Norwin, 3 p.m.

Class A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Union (18-1) bye

Jefferson-Morgan (6-8) vs. Carlynton (8-10) at Peterswood Park, 2 p.m.

Frazier (13-0) bye

West Greene (11-6) vs. Leechburg (8-9) at Peterswood Park, 1 p.m.

Carmichaels (14-2) bye

South Side (12-4) vs. Monessen (7-6) at Montour, 3 p.m.

Chartiers-Houston (15-2) bye

Jeannette (11-2) vs. Northgate (6-9) at West Mifflin, 3 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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