Warren teams, Ike baseball in D10 playoffs

Warren’s baseball and softball teams, and Eisenhower’s baseball team, will compete in the District 10 playoffs this week.

Warren’s baseball team, despite graduating nine seniors from last year’s District 10 Class AAA championship team, begins defense of its title at 4 p.m. Tuesday vs. General McLane at Slippery Rock University. The Dragons are the co-Region 7 champs at 12-5 overall and 9-1 in the region, and defeated General McLane twice this season. McLane is 10-8 overall and finished 5-5 in Region 7.

Eisenhower’s baseball team (5-11), the top Class A seed in Region 4 due to a win this week over Iroquois, meets Rocky Grove at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northwestern High School, with the winner in the D10 Class A final. Rocky Grove is the co-Region 1 champion with a listed record at 8-4.

Warren’s softball team (14-1) also tied for the Region 7 title (making every Warren Area High School spring sports team a region champ), and will again play Hickory in the Class AAA first round – at 1 p.m. Thursday at Allegheny College. A win would put the Lady Dragons in the D10 championship game for a fifth straight season. Last year, Warren beat Hickory – second place in Region 6, 6-2, to advance to the final. Co-Region 7 champ Fort LeBoeuf beat Warren in last year’s final.

Here are the first-round pairings for the baseball and softball District 10 playoffs:

District 10 softball playoffs

First-round pairings

Class A

Quarterfinals

Tuesday

At Allegheny College

Reynolds vs. West Middlesex, 1 p.m.

At Penn State Behrend

Sharpsville vs. Rocky Grove, 1 p.m.

Byes: Saegertown, Iroquois

Class AA

Quarterfinals

At Penn State Behrend

Fairview vs. Maplewood, 3 p.m.

At Allegheny College

Titusville vs. North East, 5 p.m.

At Penn State Behrend

Harbor Creek vs. Mercer, 5 p.m.

At Allegheny College

Wilmington vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m.

Class AAA

Semifinals

Thursday

At Penn State Behrend

Corry vs. Fort LeBoeuf, 5 p.m.

At Allegheny College

Warren vs. Hickory, 1 p.m.

Class AAAA

Championship

May 27

At Penn State Behrend

McDowell vs. Strong Vincent, 10 a.m.

District 10 baseball playoffs

Class A

Semifinals

Wednesday

At Northwestern High School

Rocky Grove vs. Eisenhower, 3:30 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic vs. Cochranton, 6 p.m.

Class AA

Quarterfinals

Tuesday

At Ainsworth Field

Mercyhurst Prep vs. Northwestern, 11 a.m.

At Slippery Rock University

Sharpsville vs. West Middlesex, 6:30 p.m.

At Ainsworth Field

Saegertown vs. Franklin, 6:30 p.m.

At Slippery Rock University

Titusville vs. Wilmington, 1:30 p.m.

Class AAA

Quarterfinals

Tuesday

At Ainsworth Field

Cathedral Prep vs. Corry, 1:30 p.m.

At Slippery Rock University

Warren vs. General McLane, 4 p.m.

At Ainsworth Field

Harbor Creek vs. Slippery Rock, 4 p.m.

At Slippery Rock University

Grove City at Strong Vincent, 11 a.m.

Class AAAA

Championship

Wednesday

At Northwestern High School

McDowell vs. Central Tech, 1 p.m.