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Eight Y-A baseball teams headed to District 3 playoffs

STAFF REPORT

The York-Adams League will send eight teams to the District 3 playoffs, including three squads which are seeded No. 2 in their respective classes.

District action starts Monday. This is the first year that baseball will feature six classifications.

Dallastown's Lee Kling and pitcher Alex Weakland celebrate after the Wildcats defeated Gettysburg 2-0 in the York-Adams baseball championship at Spring Grove High School, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Dallastown is the No. 2 seed in the District 3 Class 6-A playoffs. John A. Pavoncello photo

6-A: Newly-crowned York-Adams champion Dallastown (17-4) grabbed the No. 2 seed in the 10-team Class 6-A field. The Wildcats, who have won 14 consecutive games, will get a first-round bye. In a quarterfinal game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, the 'Cats will play host to the winner of Monday's game between No. 10 Manheim Twp. (11-9) and No. 7 Cumberland Valley (13-7). Red Lion is seeded No. 9 in 6-A. In Monday's first round, the Lions (14-6) will travel to No. 8 Central Dauphin (12-7) at 4:30 p.m. The top three 6-A teams will advance to the PIAA playoffs.

5-A: The only Y-A team to make the 14-team 5-A field is Division II co-champion Gettysburg (14-7), which is seeded No. 14. The Warriors travel to No. 3 Cedar Cliff (15-5) at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The top four 5-A teams advance to states.

4-A: In the 10-team 4-A bracket, Division III co-champion Susquehannock (16-5) earned the No. 2 seed and will get a first-round bye. In a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, the Warriors will play host to the winner of Monday's game between No. 10 West York (10-10) and No. 7 ELCO (15-5). That game is at 4:30 p.m. at ELCO. West York is the Division II co-champion. Division III co-champion Kennard-Dale (15-3) grabbed the No. 6 seed in 4-A and also gets a first-round bye. In a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, the Rams will travel to No. 3 seed Berks Catholic (14-2), which also received a first-round bye. The top three 4-A teams advance to states.

3-A: In the six-team 3-A field, Biglerville (10-9) grabbed the No. 5 seed. In the quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Biglerville travels to No. 4 Susquenita (12-7). The top two 3-A teams will earn PIAA berths.

2-A: Division IV champion York Catholic captured the No. 2 seed in the four-team 2-A class. In the semifinals at 4 p.m. Monday, the Fighting Irish (10-8) will meet No. 3 seed Kutztown (11-9) at Wenger Field in Fredericksburg. Only the 2-A champ will make states.

1-A: Finally, in 1-A, Christian School of York (11-4) made the six-team field and will play host to No. 6 Conestoga Christian (5-7) at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals. The top two teams will make the PIAA playoffs.

For the complete pairings, visit, http://piaadistrict3.org/baseball-2/