Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 11:47 PM

A pair of current WPIAL baseball champions collide in one particular of 23 WPIAL nonsection baseball games set for Wednesday.

Beaver won the 2019 Class 4A district championship when it routed rival Blackhawk, 13-two.

Immediately after the 2020 season was postponed due to covid-19, New Castle won it all in 4A in 2021 when it shut out Montour in the finals, five-.

The Bobcats stay in Class 4A though the Red Hurricane have moved up this season to 5A.

It is the household opener for New Castle, which opened its season Tuesday with a loss to Neshannock, though Beaver opened its season on Tuesday with a win more than Highlands.

Wednesday’s game is set for four p.m.

Speedy start out

In spite of finishing 11-ten final season, perennial energy Pine-Richland was ranked No. two in the Trib HSSN preseason baseball rankings.

The Rams are off and operating, searching for their third victory in 3 games Wednesday when they check out Plum.

Pine-Richland has been impressive, beating Hempfield and Norwin by a combined score of 16-1.

This will be the Mustangs’ season opener following finishing 12-7 final year and losing in the 5A very first round to Shaler.

Clean slate

There had been six WPIAL softball teams that did not win a game in the 2022 season.

Two of them start a clean slate Wednesday with the hopes that a new season will bring some softball achievement.

Butler completed -13 final season and in final location in Section two-6A. The Golden Tornado hope the winds of modify are coming even following losing their opener Tuesday to New Castle.

On Wednesday, Butler visits Fox Chapel. The Foxes completed as co-champs in Section three-5A.

Woodland Hills was -13 final spring.

The Wolverines open a new season against a familiar foe as they host Penn Hills.

The Indians won each Section 1-5A games by a combined score of 31-1.

Adding to the optimism for Woodland Hills this season: They have dropped in classification to 4A.

By Editor

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