District 2 baseball brackets unveiled


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5/16/16. Sean McKeag | Times Leader


DISTRICT 2 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

(District champions advance to states)

All games 4:30 p.m. unless noted

CLASS 4A (DISTRICT 2-4 REGIONAL)

Quarterfinals

Monday, May 23

• No. 7 Scranton (2-12) at No. 2 Wyoming Valley West (11-2)

• No. 6 Hazleton Area (8-5) vs. No. 3 Williamsport (14-4) at Bowman Field, Williamsport

• No. 5 Wallenpaupack (8-4) vs. No. 4 West Scranton (8-4) at Connell Park, Scranton

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 25

• West-Paupack winner at No. 1 Delaware Valley (12-0)

• Valley West-Scranton winner vs. Hazleton-Williamsport winner at higher seed

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 4 p.m.

__________

CLASS 3A

First round

Friday, May 20

• No. 9 Lake-Lehman (5-8) at No. 8 Pittston Area (5-8), 12:30 p.m.

• No. 13 Tunkhannock (4-9) at No. 4 Berwick (6-7)

• No. 12 Coughlin (4-9) at No. 5 Crestwood (6-7)

• No. 11 Scranton Prep (4-8) at No. 6 Dallas (6-7)

• No. 10 Honesdale (4-8) at No. 7 Abington Heights (5-7)

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 24

• Pittston-Lehman winner at No. 1 Valley View (11-1)

• Abington-Honesdale winner at No. 2 Wyoming Area (10-3)

• Dallas-Prep winner at No. 3 North Pocono (6-6)

• Berwick-Tunkhannock winner vs. Crestwood-Coughlin winner at higher seed

Semifinals

Thursday, May 26

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 1 p.m.

__________

CLASS 2A

First round

Friday, May 20

• No. 15 Carbondale (0-12) at No. 2 Montrose (11-1)

• No. 14 Wyoming Seminary (4-10) at No. 3 Holy Cross/Lakeland (11-2)

• No. 13 Nanticoke (4-10) at No. 4 Holy Cross/Lakeland (10-3)

• No. 10 Mountain View (5-7) at No. 7 Northwest (9-5)

• No. 9 Hanover Area (7-7) at No. 8 GAR (8-6)

Saturday, May 21

• No. 11 Dunmore (4-8) at No. 6 Mid Valley (8-4), 1 p.m. at Washington St. Park

• No. 12 Riverside (4-8) at No. 5 Meyers (10-4), 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 24

• GAR-Hanover winner at No. 1 Holy Redeemer (13-1)

• Montrose-Carbondale winner vs. Northwest-Mt. View winner at higher seed

• HC/Lakeland-Nanticoke winner vs. Mid Valley-Dunmore winner at higher seed

• HC/Lakeland-Seminary winner vs. Meyers-Riverside winner at higher seed

Semifinals

Thursday, May 26

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 10 a.m.

__________

CLASS A

Quarterfinals

Monday, May 23

• No. 6 MMI Prep (1-13) at No. 3 Old Forge (6-6)

• No. 5 Elk Lake (5-7) at No. 4 Lackawanna Trail (5-7)

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 25

• Trail-Elk Lake winner at No. 1 Blue Ridge (8-4)

• Old Forge-MMI winner at No. 2 Forest City (8-4)

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 7 p.m.

The race to PNC Field begins Friday.

District 2 released all four brackets for its postseason baseball tournament on Wednesday. The finalists across the four classes of competition will once again meet up at the RailRiders’ stadium in Moosic for a full slate of games on Memorial Day.

Class 3A and Class 2A open first-round play on Friday. Class 4A and Class A start on Monday with the quarterfinal round. All games start at 4:30 p.m. unless noted.

Division 3 champion Holy Redeemer was the lone Wyoming Valley Conference team to capture a top seed. The Royals (13-1) are No. 1 in Class 2A and earned a first-round bye for their efforts.

Unbeaten Delaware Valley (4A), Valley View (3A) and defending champ Blue Ridge (A) are the other No. 1 seeds in the district.

The WVC’s other two division winners — Wyoming Valley West (Division 1) and Wyoming Area (Division 2) — are the No. 2 seed in the 4A and 3A brackets, respectively.

For Wyoming Area (10-3), that also means a first-round bye. Wyoming Valley West (11-2), meanwhile, will host No. 6 Scranton on Monday at Spartan Stadium. Valley West is the defending tournament champion and reached the PIAA finals in State College last June.

Elsewhere in the Class 4A regional, No. 6 Hazleton Area (8-5) will make the trip out to Williamsport to play the District 4 Millionaires at Bowman Field.

The opening round in Class 3A features three WVC vs. WVC matchups. No. 9 Lake-Lehman (5-8) at No. 8 Pittston Area (5-8) is the first postseason game in the area, starting at 12:30 p.m. The other WVC games are No. 12 Coughlin (4-9) at No. 5 Crestwood (6-7) and No. 13 Tunkhannock (4-9) at No. 4 Berwick.

Pittston Area beat Lake-Lehman in the regular season. Tunkhannock swept both games from Berwick while Crestwood and Coughlin split their series.

Rounding out the 3A schedule, No. 6 Dallas (6-7) plays host to No. 11 Scranton Prep. Wyoming Area will host the winner of Abington Heights and Honesdale in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. Abington Heights is the three-time defending Class 3A champion.

In Class 2A, No. 9 Hanover Area (7-7) will take on No. 8 GAR (8-6) in a Division 3 rubber match after splitting the first two games. No. 7 Northwest (9-5) will play host to No. 10 Mountain View.

No. 13 Nanticoke (4-10) and No. 14 Wyoming Seminary (4-10) will have to wait until Thursday to learn their opponents as Holy Cross and Lakeland have a playoff to decide the Lackawanna Division 3 title. The winner of that game will host Seminary and the loser hosts Nanticoke.

No. 5 Meyers (10-4) will start their postseason run at 2 p.m. Saturday, hosting No. 12 Riverside.

Second-seeded Montrose won the 2A tournament in 2015.

Finally, in Class A, No. 6 MMI Prep (1-13) will hit the road to take on No. 3 Old Forge on Monday.

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DISTRICT 2 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

(District champions advance to states)

All games 4:30 p.m. unless noted

CLASS 4A (DISTRICT 2-4 REGIONAL)

Quarterfinals

Monday, May 23

• No. 7 Scranton (2-12) at No. 2 Wyoming Valley West (11-2)

• No. 6 Hazleton Area (8-5) vs. No. 3 Williamsport (14-4) at Bowman Field, Williamsport

• No. 5 Wallenpaupack (8-4) vs. No. 4 West Scranton (8-4) at Connell Park, Scranton

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 25

• West-Paupack winner at No. 1 Delaware Valley (12-0)

• Valley West-Scranton winner vs. Hazleton-Williamsport winner at higher seed

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 4 p.m.

__________

CLASS 3A

First round

Friday, May 20

• No. 9 Lake-Lehman (5-8) at No. 8 Pittston Area (5-8), 12:30 p.m.

• No. 13 Tunkhannock (4-9) at No. 4 Berwick (6-7)

• No. 12 Coughlin (4-9) at No. 5 Crestwood (6-7)

• No. 11 Scranton Prep (4-8) at No. 6 Dallas (6-7)

• No. 10 Honesdale (4-8) at No. 7 Abington Heights (5-7)

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 24

• Pittston-Lehman winner at No. 1 Valley View (11-1)

• Abington-Honesdale winner at No. 2 Wyoming Area (10-3)

• Dallas-Prep winner at No. 3 North Pocono (6-6)

• Berwick-Tunkhannock winner vs. Crestwood-Coughlin winner at higher seed

Semifinals

Thursday, May 26

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 1 p.m.

__________

CLASS 2A

First round

Friday, May 20

• No. 15 Carbondale (0-12) at No. 2 Montrose (11-1)

• No. 14 Wyoming Seminary (4-10) at No. 3 Holy Cross/Lakeland (11-2)

• No. 13 Nanticoke (4-10) at No. 4 Holy Cross/Lakeland (10-3)

• No. 10 Mountain View (5-7) at No. 7 Northwest (9-5)

• No. 9 Hanover Area (7-7) at No. 8 GAR (8-6)

Saturday, May 21

• No. 11 Dunmore (4-8) at No. 6 Mid Valley (8-4), 1 p.m. at Washington St. Park

• No. 12 Riverside (4-8) at No. 5 Meyers (10-4), 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 24

• GAR-Hanover winner at No. 1 Holy Redeemer (13-1)

• Montrose-Carbondale winner vs. Northwest-Mt. View winner at higher seed

• HC/Lakeland-Nanticoke winner vs. Mid Valley-Dunmore winner at higher seed

• HC/Lakeland-Seminary winner vs. Meyers-Riverside winner at higher seed

Semifinals

Thursday, May 26

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 10 a.m.

__________

CLASS A

Quarterfinals

Monday, May 23

• No. 6 MMI Prep (1-13) at No. 3 Old Forge (6-6)

• No. 5 Elk Lake (5-7) at No. 4 Lackawanna Trail (5-7)

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 25

• Trail-Elk Lake winner at No. 1 Blue Ridge (8-4)

• Old Forge-MMI winner at No. 2 Forest City (8-4)

Championship

Monday, May 30

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 7 p.m.

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