Here are the PIAA district baseball brackets from around the state.

First, the PIAA brackets:

PIAA CLASS AAAA BRACKET (PIAA Championship begins June 6)
PIAA CLASS AAA BRACKET (PIAA Championship begins June 6)
PIAA CLASS AA BRACKET (PIAA Championship begins June 6)
PIAA CLASS A BRACKET (PIAA Championship begins June 6)

Now, the districts:

DISTRICT 1

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 2

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 3

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 4

CLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 5

CLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 6

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 7

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AA CLASS A

DISTRICT 8

Not available

DISTRICT 9

CLASS AAA CLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 10

CLASS AAAACLASS AAACLASS AACLASS A

DISTRICT 11

All classes

DISTRICT 12

Public League

Catholic League

 

I was actually searching for a softball score to update my District 3 softball power ratings (yes, this is what retirement is all about) when I came across Brad Wilson’s column on Friday’s Easton-Nazareth regular-season baseball game.

I haven’t posted squat on spring sports this summer because I’m up to my torn-tendon elbows (thanks, puppies) in District 3 work, which I’m enjoying immensely, but this was just off the charts: Easton QB turned Nazareth catcher Justin Pacchioli, one of the state’s most talented athletes, packing the stands at Nazareth because of his mid-year transfer.

Brad’s piece is wonderfully descriptive and made me wish I’d made the drive just to watch Easton students knock themselves out (or get escorted out) trying to out-jeer each other.

I suppose that would be endorsing bad sportsmanship, and I’m not about that, but let’s be honest: HS baseball could use the nutty student section that basketball, wrestling and football sometimes produce. Brad isn’t wrong when he calls some of those crowds near-mobs.

By the way, it is spring sports post-season time, is it not? Lots of posting of playoff brackets and info coming from around the state very soon. Very soon.

Just as soon as I get back from yet another visit with my friends at Dauphin County Domestic Relations (yes, on a Saturday morning). I’m getting to know those folks so well I might invite them to my kids’ baptism.

 

Check here for updates for the PIAA Class AAAA boys basketball championship game between Chester and Mount Lebanon:

START GAME

As expected, Chester breaks on top, leading 19-12 late 1st … Clippers have advantages in  every major stat category

Mount Lebanon is game, closes to 24-19

Timout Chester at 4:37 2nd, Chester leads 26-19 … Mt. Lebanon with a couple of free throws to close to 26-21

Mount Lebanon maintains pace, trails Chester 30-25 at 1:23 mark

Lots of action in final minute, Chester takes 34-31 lead into halftime

ML in the game, 35-33 Chester 1st 90 seconds of 3rd

Lebo gets its first tie of teh game at 35-35 at 6:05 (ML has not led at any point), but Chester goes right back up 37-35

TO at 4:56 3rd, Chester 39-35

Chester with a spurt, has outscored ML 8-0, ML TO at 4:20 to take 43-35 lead

ML Tyler Roth ends the run with a 3 at 3:58 .. Now Roth at line for two st 3:41 … 44-39

ML cuts to 44-41 on a 6-0 run  … Evan Eaton with an and one to tie teh game at 44-44 with 2:22 left 3rd

Chester back on top 45-44 at 1:21 … Chester fans enraged by foul calls and in at least some instances are justified, based on replays

ML gets first lead of game at 46-45 with :22 left 3rd on outlet by Roth, no-look pass by Hagy and slam by Lang,

ML ends 3rd with 11-2 run

END 3RD: MOUNT LEBANON 46, CHESTER 45

START 4th

Lamon Church gives Chester the lead with 2 FTs at 47-46

Tied again at 48-48 at 6:51

Church with a steal and a slam to make it 50-48, ML responds with a shot bank by lang … 50-50

Saturday attendance: 4,372 in afternoon, 4,090 in evening

ML TO at 4:59, Chester leads 51-50

Chester extends lead to 53-50, TO with 3;53 to play

Lang down low for 2, Chester leads 53-52

Walker off glass for 2, Chester 55-52

Roth with long-range trey at 1:08, ties game at 55-55

Chester miss, Lang ML rebound, Nelson steals for Chester and scores at :35 … C leads 57-55

Evan Eaton to the line at 23.6 … one and one … makes first and second … tied at 57-57

Lamon Church of Chester called for offensive foul with 13.3 seconds left … ML will get ball and chance for last shot, assuming no turnover

NO! Roth stepped on line, turnover to Chester

Church miss, tap to Nelson, miss, Lang gets rebound … OVERTIME AT 57-57

OVERTIME

ML George Hensler fouls out at 3:01 …Walker misses both

Hagy to the line  at 2:50 … makes one … ML 58-57

Walk of Chester and one to puyt C back in front, 60-58 at 2:21

ML Eaton travels

C TO 2:02 with 60-57 lead

Church makes one of two FT for 61-58 lead

Chester bust loose with 8-0 spurt, puts it away at 69-58 with :36 left

Crazy, entertaining game  … CHESTER WINS IT, 72-60

That is Chester’s 7th PIAA boys basketball championship, tied with the Farrell boys and the Allentown Central Catholic and Pittsburgh North Catholic girls for the most all-time.

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