Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 6:09 PM
4 years in the past, the Thomas Jefferson and Penn-Trafford softball groups met in a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal playoff sport.
On Friday, the stakes won’t be as excessive, however a piece championship could possibly be on the road.
Each the Jaguars and Warriors are 7-1 in Part 1-5A, a sport up within the loss column on Latrobe with three part video games remaining.
Penn-Trafford is ranked No. 5 within the newest HSSN softball rankings with an 11-1 general document.
The Warriors’ lone loss got here within the earlier assembly with the Jaguars. Senior Graci Fairman hit a walk-off triple as TJ gained at residence, 3-2.
P-T freshman Cameron Ponko had two hits, together with a double and a house run.
Going again to that playoff sport in 2018, No. 11 Thomas Jefferson surprised No. 3 Penn-Trafford, 7-4. The Jaguars upset No. 2 Albert Gallatin within the semifinals earlier than dropping to West Allegheny within the title sport, 4-2.
Extra Friday softball
On a busy day of district softball, there are a minimum of two different diamond dandies.
In Part 3-3A, South Allegheny has a one-game lead within the loss column over Southmoreland and Waynesburg.
Whereas the Gladiators are residence to fifth-place McGuffey, the Scotties and Raiders sq. off in Greene County.
The 2 groups performed 9 days in the past with Southmoreland successful a nail-biter, 4-3.
The highest two groups in Part 3-2A collide when undefeated Frazier visits Carmichaels.
The Commodores are in first place, 6-0 within the part and 8-0 general. The Mighty Mikes are on their heels at 4-1, 6-2.
Final week, Frazier gained the primary assembly, 3-0.
Friday in Fredericktown
A district baseball part sequence that started this previous Saturday will lastly conclude six days later when California visits Beth-Middle for a 7 p.m. sport.
The Trojans and the Bulldogs are tied for second place with Bentworth in Part 1-2A, two video games behind first-place Carmichaels.
If the second sport is something like the primary sport, each batting averages and ERAs might be on the rise.
Within the sequence opener on Saturday, California gained at residence, 17-16.
Trojans junior Aidan Lowdon and Bulldogs senior Riley Henck every drove in 4 runs in that sport.
Key lax matchups
The highest 4 WPIAL women lacrosse groups in Part 1-3A will go head-to-head Friday.
Mt. Lebanon (6-0) will go to Bethel Park (6-2) whereas Higher St. Clair (6-1) will host Canon-McMillan (5-2).
On the boys aspect, the 2 groups chasing North Allegheny in Part 2-3A will battle as Fox Chapel (3-1) visits Shady Facet Academy (4-1).
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