WPIAL softball playoff clinchings, scenarios through May 5, 2024

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 10:03 PM

The WPIAL softball playoff field is nearly filled as the regular season winds down to the final two days.

Coverage of the 2024 WPIAL softball playoffs 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, plus the latest playoff scenarios updated through Sunday:

Class 6A: Set with 6 playoff teams – two byes into the semifinals, two quarterfinals 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 playoffs 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

Belle Vernon Leopards

Uniontown Red Raiders

Greensburg Salem Golden Lions

(Greensburg Salem and Laurel Highlands tied for fourth place, but Greensburg Salem owns 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

*Southmoreland Scotties

*Ligonier Valley Rams

Yough Cougars

Mt. Pleasant Vikings

Section 4

*South Park Eagles

McGuffey Highlanders

Waynesburg Central Raiders

Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles

(Keystone Oaks finished tied for fourth place with Seton LaSalle and Brownsville. In head-to-head tiebreaker, Keystone Oaks was 3-1, Seton LaSalle 2-2 and Brownsville 1-3).

Class 2A: 11 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 (4-6) visits Burgettstown (5-6) on Monday. The winner will clinch a playoff berth. If Beth-Center wins, Burgettstown can get in if B-C loses to host Bentworth on Tuesday.

Class A: Set with 12 playoff teams – four first-round byes

Section 1

*Union Scotties

South Side Rams

Carlynton Cougars

Northgate Flames

Section 2

*Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes

West Greene Pioneers

Jefferson-Morgan Rockets

Section 3

*Frazier Commodores

Jeannette Jayhawks

Monessen Greyhounds

Leechburg Blue Devils

*Indicates section champion

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