District 31 Playoffs Begin Today
District 31 in the state's Region Seven begins its eight team playoff tournament today. The first round, which comprises of four best of three series, starts this afternoon with each game hosted for the higher seed. Regular season champ Hempfield East hosts eight seed Derry, while seven seed Mt. Pleasant visits two seed Irwin. Regional host Latrobe, the four seed, hosts rival Unity Township. In the final matchup, West Hempfield travels to third seeded Kiski Valley.
On Sunday, the same teams will face off at the fields of the lower seeds. Game three of each series, if necessary, will be played back at the homes of the higher seeded teams on Monday. The league playoff champion will advance to the Region Seven Tournament at Latrobe. Should Latrobe win the playoff crown, the runner up would join the Jethawks at regionals.