WPIAL softball playoff preview capsule for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 7:03 PM

WPIAL softball playoffs

Consolation game

Class A

Greensburg Central Catholic (12-6) vs. Springdale (11-2)

4 p.m. Thursday at Plum

Players to watch: Emma Henry, GCC; Alexis Hrivnak, Springdale

Extra bases: GCC is having its best season since 2012, the last time it made the PIAA playoffs. The Centurions must win to return to the state tournament. Freshman Abigail Dei had a two-run single in Tuesday’s 9-2 semifinal loss to No. 2 seed Union. GCC beat Springdale in nonsection play on March 31, 12-5. … Springdale, a section champion this season for the first time in 24 years, fell to top-seeded West Greene in the semifinals, 5-2. Hrivnak held a stellar hitting lineup to just five hits and struck out nine. The Dynamos won 11 in a row after the loss to GCC.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at bbeckner@triblive.com.

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