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District 9 Baseball and Softball Playoff Chase Heading into Final Week of the Regular Season

Clearfield won the 2019 District 9 Class 3A Title. The Lady Bison are playing in Class 4A this season

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Listed below are the current playoff standings in District 9 in both baseball and softball heading into the final week of the regular season.

In District 9, only games through Wednesday, May 19, are included in playoff seedings. The District uses a power point formula to determine the seedings. The formula includes two ways for teams to earns points – wins and schedule. Each win is worth five points and schedule points are broken down by the classification of a team’s opponent and are awarded regardless of the outcome. Playing a Class 1A opponent is worth a 1/2 point, playing a Class 2A opponent is worth 1 point, playing a Class 3A opponent is worth 1.5 points, playing a Class 4A opponent is worth 2 points, playing a Class 5A opponent is worth 2.5 points, and playing a Class 6A opponent is worth 3 points.

Once the total number of points is determined, that number is then divided by the number of games a team has played to get to the power point number that seeding is based on (editor’s note: in the seeding story we published Friday, May 14, we inadvertently did not divide the power points by the number of points so the softball seedings may look slightly different than what was reported Friday).

All records, power points, seedings, and upcoming schedules for the week are unofficial and subject to change without notice. The District 9 committee will make all final decisions.

The following lists may also not completely reflect all teams that will or won’t participate in the postseason. The District 9 baseball and softball playoffs are “open” tournaments meaning anyone can elect to play regardless of record. Some schools have a “.500” rule meaning that a team must be .500 or better to participate but this is not a District 9 rule and is sometimes waved even my schools that have one depending on circumstances. In some cases, even teams above .500 have elected to not participate in the postseason for various reasons. Therefore, it is possible that some of the teams listed below may not elect to participate in the postseason, and some teams that aren’t listed below may elect to participate in the postseason.

BASEBALL

Class 1A

Notes: This appears to be a four- to six-team tournament with three of those teams – DuBois Central Catholic, Smethport, and Elk County Catholic under .500 heading into the week making it unknown if they will enter the postseason.

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. Clarion-Limestone (8-2, 4.75 PP) -at Oil City May 18; vs. Keystone May 19
2. Clarion (11-6, 4.05 PP) – vs. Keystone May 17; vs, Moniteau May 18
3. Otto-Eldred (7-4, 3.91 PP) – vs. Coudersport May 17; vs Oswayo Valley May 18; vs. Cameron County May 19
4. DuBois Central Catholic (7-9, 3.31 PP) – at Brookville May 17; at Elk County Catholic May 19
5. Smethport* (5-6, 3.00 PP) – vs. Elk County Catholic May 17; vs. Port Allegany May 18
6. Elk County Catholic (4-11, 2..4 PP) – at Smethport May 17; vs. DuBois Central Catholic May 19
*Smethport is listing a forfeit win over Oswayo Valley May 7 in a game that was never played. D9and10Sports.com is waiting on a ruling from District 9 as to whether this game will count as a no-contest or a forfeit. The current standings reflect it as a forfeit win

Class 2A

Notes: This appears to be a 10-team tournament

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. Johnsonburg (16-0, 5.88 PP) – at Coudersport May 19
2. Coudersport (12-2, 5.07 PP) – at Otto-Eldred May 17; vs. Johnsonburg May 19
3. Redbank Valley (12-3, 4.77 PP) – at Union May 17; vs. A-C Valley May 18; vs. Forest Area May 18; vs. Moniteau May 19
4. Brookville (10-6, 4.69 PP) – vs. DuBois Central Catholic May 17; vs. Brockway May 19
5. Moniteau (12-5, 4.47 PP) – at Clarion May 18; at Redbank Valley May 19
6. Kane (10-5, 4.13 PP) – vs. Bradford May 18; at Curwensville May 19
7. Port Allegany (9-6, 3.83 PP) – at Smethport May 18
8. Keystone (6-5, 3.5 PP) – at Clarion May 17; at Clarion-Limestone May 19
9. Karns City (7-7, 3.43 PP) – vs. Brockway May 19; vs. Ambridge May 19; vs. Union May 19
10. Curwensville (8-8, 3.38 PP) – vs. West Branch May 17; vs. Kane May 19
*Coudersport is listing a forfeit win over Oswayo Valley May 10 in a game that was never played. D9and10Sports.com is waiting on a ruling from District 9 as to whether this game will count as a no-contest or a forfeit. The current standings reflect it as a forfeit win

Class 3A

Notes: Punxsutawney is the lone Class 3A team in District 9. The Chucks, if they enter the postseason, will be in a subregional with Districts 5 and 8. Punxsutawney is currently 8-8 and plays host to Hollidaysburg May 18

Class 4A

Notes: This appears to be a two-team tournament

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. St. Marys (7-7, 4.29 PP) –  at Williamsport May 18
2. Clearfield (6-9-1, 3.38 PP) – vs. Central-Martinsburg May 17; vs. DuBois May 18

Class 5A

Notes: DuBois is the lone Class 5A team in District 9. The Beavers, if they enter the postseason, will be in a subregional with Districts 6 and 8. DuBois is currently 7-7 and plays at Clearfield May 18

SOFTBALL

Class 1A

Notes: This appears to be a seven- or eight-team tournament with Coudersport currently two games under .500

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. DuBois Central Catholic (15-2, 5.5 PP) – at Sheffield (Doubleheader) May 17
2. Otto-Eldred (13-1, 5.36 PP) – vs. Elk County May 19
3. Elk County Catholic (12-5, 4.62 PP) – at Smethport May 17; at Otto-Eldred May 19
4. Oswayo Valley (9-3, 4.38 PP) – at Coudersport May 17; at Bradford May 19
5. Clarion-Limestone (6-4, 4.00 PP) – vs. Keystone (Doubleheader) May 17
6. Clarion (8-8, 3.47 PP) – at Brookville May 18; vs. Moniteau May 19
7. Forest Area (7-7, 3.32 PP) – at Brockway May 17; vs. Smethport (at West Forest) May 18; vs. A-C Valley (at West Forest) May 19
8. Coudersport (6-8, 2.89 PP) – vs. Oswayo Valley May 17; vs. St. Marys May 19

Class 2A

Notes: This appears to be a five- or six-team tournament with Cranberry’s status unknown

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. Moniteau (10-4, 4.64 PP) – vs. West Middlesex May 17; at Clarion May 19
2. Keystone (9-3, 4.54 PP) – at Clarion-Limestone (Doubleheader); vs. Karns City May 18
3. Curwensville (12-4, 4.47 PP) – at West Branch May 17; vs. Glendale May 18; vs. Clearfield May 19
4. Johnsonburg (10-7, 3.71 PP) – at Port Allegany (Doubleheader) May 19
5. Kane (8-7, 3.43 PP) – vs. Union (Doubleheader) May 17
6. Cranberry (6-10, 2.84 PP) – vs. A-C Valley May 17

Class 3A

Notes: This should be a two-game tournament

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. Karns City (14-1, 5.43 PP) – at Highlands May 17; at Keystone May 18; vs. Redbank Valley May 19
2. Punxsutawney (8-8, 4.56 PP) – vs. Philipsburg-Osceola May 17

Class 4A

Notes: This should be a two-game tournament

Seeding, Team (Record, Power Points (PP)) – Remaining known schedule through May 19
1. St. Marys (13-2, 5.93 PP) – vs. Williamsport May 18; at Coudersport May 19
2. Clearfield (10-5, 4.83 PP) – at DuBois May 18; at Curwensville May 18

Class 5A

Notes: DuBois is the lone Class 5A team in District 9. The Lady Beavers, if they enter the postseason, will be in a subregional with Districts 6 and 8. DuBois is currently 8-5 and plays Clearfield May 18 and at Philipsburg-Osceola May 19

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