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MSA Sports Softball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 20th

For some, it was a turn around of less than 24 hours between the First Round and the Quarterfinals of the WPIAL Softball Playoffs. Rain last week forced a cinch in the belt and a much tighter schedule than usual. But Tuesday's winners wont complain because they are Final Four bound and will actually have a days rest before the Semifinals on Thursday.

A special thanks to Jason Tennant, Chris Lackner, Greg Kuntz, Bob Gregg and Josh Rowntree for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

MSA Sports Baseball & Softball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 19th

After being pushed back from the postseason spotlight last week because of Mother Nature, it was a busy day of both First Round and Quarterfinals contests in the WPIAL softball playoffs. Plus a leftover Class AAA baseball Quarterfinals game and a pair of Class A Semifinals contests made for plenty of diamond doings on Monday. Here are summaries of all the action, most of which was heard here on The Network.

A special thanks to Don Rebel, Josh Rowntree, Bobby Fox, Randy Gore, Dennis Fischer, Bob Gregg, Lou Rood, Pete Blais, Sean Meyers, Mike Azadian, Jason Tennant, Greg Kuntz and Adam Gusky for their help on these recaps.

BASEBALL:

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

Scholastic Notebook

Seneca Valley has been the surprise team of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. The Raiders are the No. 16 seed, but find themselves in the semifinals.

One more win and Seneca Valley will make history, but not because of their seeding.

Seneca Valley plays Pine-Richland in a semifinal game Wednesday at a site and time to be determined. A win will put Seneca Valley into the championship game for the fourth year in a row.

It has been at least 50 years since a team made it to a title game four consecutive years. In fact, it is likely that no team has ever made it to a championship four years in a row.

So far in the playoffs, Seneca Valley has knocked off No. 1 seed Hempfield, 10-5, and also No. 9 seed Shaler, 3-0.

Smith Does it All

Blackhawk's McKay Continues Scoreless Innings Streak

It was a pitcher's duel for five innings at Pullman Park, but in the end Brendan McKay came out on top again as Blackhawk defeated Indiana 4-0 to advance to the Class AAA WPIAL baseball semifinals. The senior moved into third place in the National Federation of High Schools record book, pitching 65 consecutive innings without allowing a run, dating back to last season.The national record is 80 innings by Joey Porter in Mississippi in 1973. 

MSA Sports Baseball Playoff Recaps for Saturday, May 17th

The surprises continued on Quarterfinals Saturday in AAAA, AAA and AA as the baseball brackets continue to be busted. The #1 seed in Class AA, Neshannock was ousted as was the #2-seed in Class AAA in Chartiers Valley. Here are recaps from all twelve second round baseball games as the twists and turns to CONSOL Energy Field continue.

A special thanks to Sean Meyers, Brandon Showers, Bob Gregg, Pete Blais, Josh Rowntree, Mike Azadian and Mark Schaas for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals:

MSA Sports Baseball Playoff Recaps for Friday, May 16th

We are coming to end of the first week of the district baseball postseason, but the biggest splash thus far came on one of the final games from the First Round. A #16-seed stunned a #1-seed in the Class Quad-A opening round knocking out the first top seed, while AAAA-4, AA-1 and AA-5 were all a perfect 3-0 on Saturday. Here are recaps from the Class AAAA and Class AA First Round games from Friday.

A special thanks to Josh Rowntree, Mark Schaas, Lee Mohn, Sean Meyers, Jess Levo, Mike Azadian, Bob Gregg, Don Rebel, Pete Blais and Sam Hall for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

2014 WPIAL Individual Track & Field Results Thus Far

Mother Nature made it a two day event at Cibik Stadium at Baldwin High School which started Thursday and ended Saturday. Here are ALL of the results from the 2014 WPIAL Boys and Girls Class AAA and Class AA Individual Trck & Field Championships.

Here are eight medalists in each event from Saturday’s WPIAL championship
meet at Baldwin. The top five finishers in Class AA and the top four in
Class AAA automatically qualify for the PIAA meet next Friday and Saturday
in Shippensburg University. Others who finish in the top eight must meet
qualifying standards to make the PIAA meet. The qualifying standards are in
parentheses next to each event.

*BOYS CLASS AAA*

MSA Sports Baseball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, May 14th

While the forecast was shaky, it turned out to be a wonderful day in Western Pa with only five games on the schedule. It took three days, but the Class AAA First Round came to an end and because of the suspended West Mifflin vs South Fayette contest fro Tuesday night, all of the Triple-A Quarterfinals were bumped back to Saturday. So it was Class A claiming the spotlight as the surprise results continued in Round Two, leaving top-seed California to battle in the Semifinals along with the #10, #11 and #13 seeds in the postseason.

A special thanks to Sean Meyers, Bob Gregg, Bobby Fox and Don Rebel for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAA First Round:

MSA Sports Baseball & Softball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 13th

After a Monday of rain delays, lightning delays, suspended game and postponements, the sun was shining bright...at least during the afternoon hours as two classifications in baseball and two classes in softball nearly put round one in the books. Here are recaps from the WPIAL Baseball Class AAA and Class A First Round games as well as the WPIAL Softball Class AAAA and Class AA Round One contests.

A special thanks to Brian Mroziak, Josh Rowntree, Mark Schaas, Don Rebel, Jason Tennant, Randy Gore, Bob Gregg, Steve Nagler, Greg Kuntz, Lee Mohn and Mike Azadian for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAA First Round:

NA & Beaver Boys Along With Hempfield & SF Girls Win WPIAL Team Track Titles

Three teams were able to repeat their golden success from a year ago while one school tasted a team track title for the very first time. Hempfield captured a third straight girls Class AAA crown while both the North Allegheny boys in Class AAA and the South Fayette Lions in girls Class AA won for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, it was a first time championship captured by the Beaver Bobcats in boys Class AA on Monday at Baldwin High School. Here are ALL of the results from the 2014 WPIAL Boys and Girls Team Track & Field Championships.

The 2014 WPIAL Boys and Girls Class AAA and Class AA Individual Track and Field  Finals are set for Thursday, May 15th at Baldwin High School and here on the MSA Sports Network..

MSA Sports Baseball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 12th

Rain was the big winner on opening day of the 2014 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs. With 15 games scheduled, only five games made to it the books while two others were suspended and eight were postponed until Tuesday. Here are recaps from those five games that opened up the district diamond postseason.

Thanks to Don Rebel, Dennis Fischer, Bob Orkwis and Jason Tennant for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND:

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

Let the games begin! The 2014 WPIAL spring sports playoffs kick into full gear this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse and Boys Volleyball postseasons with First Round and/or Quarterfinals action along with the 2014 WPIAL Boys and Girls Individual Track & Field Championships, plus we another edition of Rappin on Racin and The WPIAL Baseball Show...playoff edition ALL here at MSAsports.net

Monday, May 12th:

TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

FINAL 2014 WPIAL Boys Volleyball Standings

Here are the FINAL standings for the 2014 WPIAL Boys Volleyball season, including the final WPIAL boys volleyball PLAYOFF clinchings. You can follow the WPIAL Boys Volleyball regular season with updated results, standings, and rankings every Wednesday, plus regular season and postseason broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network.

Top four teams in each section make the playoffs. If there is a tie for fourth place, head-to-head will be the tiebreaker. If there is a split in the head-to-head, both tied teams make the playoffs.

# - Clinched Section Title    * - Clinched Playoff Berth
x - Eliminated From Playoff Race

FINAL 2014 WPIAL Baseball Standings

Here are the FINAL WPIAL baseball standings for the 2014 season. The standings will be updated daily throughout the regular season...including the final WPIAL PLAYOFF clinchings. You can follow the district high school baseball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Monday and game broadcasts every day through the postseason here on the MSA Sports Network.

The top three teams in each section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.

# - Clinched Section Title   
* - Clinched Playoff Berth
x - Eliminated From Playoff Contention

WPIAL Class AAAA:
(SET WITH 16 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

FINAL 2014 WPIAL Softball Standings

Here are the FINAL WPIAL softball standings...including the final WPIAL PLAYOFF clinchings. The standings will be updated daily through the 2014 regular season. You can follow the high school softball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Tuesday and game broadcasts, including another year of the MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program here on the MSA Sports Network.

The top three teams in each section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.

The 2014 WPIAL Softball Playoffs ONLY on the MSA Sports Network will be sponsored by Carlow University.

Teams in capital letters are part of the MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program.

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