District 11 baseball and softball tournament first-round pairings revealed – The Morning Call

Unfinished.

That’s how baseball teams such as Emmaus and Southern Lehigh felt even after winning the league championships on Thursday night.

Ditto for Parkland and Bangor, the new Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and Colonial League softball champions.

Earning league crowns was exciting for those who got gold. The Slaters softball team even received a first responder escort in Bangor on Thursday. Parkland and Southern Lehigh were able to receive league gold for the first time in a few years. Then there was the Emmaus baseball team, playing deep into the DeSales University night to outlast Nazareth in a classic 10-inning EPC title game.

But even as these teams left their championship celebrations, their coaches turned the page and planned practices or scrimmages to prepare for the District 11 tournament.

It’s a busy week. Between baseball and softball, games are scheduled every day until Sunday. Memorial Day is a scheduled day off, at least for now.

DeSales University’s Weiland Park will be used for the Class 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A semifinals and finals.

Allentown Patriots Park and Blue Mountain should be used for softball title games.

In baseball, the final Class 6A standings could not be determined until Northampton played Hamburg on Saturday morning. The K-Kids won 7-0.

The PIAA tournament will begin on June 6 in both sports.

In baseball, District 11 will qualify two teams for states in 6A and 4A. A team will progress through the other classes, with the 3A champion participating in a regional with District 1.

In softball, District 11 will have two teams in 6A and one in 5A, 4A and 1A. Reps 3A and 2A will play in a regional with District 1.

In softball, the defending champions are Northampton (6A), Pocono Mountain East (5A), Bethlehem Catholic (4A), Palmerton (3A), Williams Valley (2A), and Tri-Valley (1A).

In baseball, the defending champions are Emmaus (6A), Southern Lehigh (5A), Bethlehem Catholic (4A), Palisades (3A), Schuylkill Haven (2A), and Tri-Valley (1A).

This is what the brackets look like:

CLASS 6A

Quarter-finals. May 25

Stroudsburg (n°8, 11-9) at Emmaus (n°1, 19-4), 4:30 p.m.

Pleasant Valley (#7, 14-7) at Liberty (#2, 20-2), 4:30 p.m.

Easton (#6, 13-8) at Parkland (#3, 15-6), 4:30 p.m.

Northampton (#5, 13-8) at Nazareth (#4, 16-7), 4:30 p.m.

Semi-finals, May 29

At DeSales University, times TBA.

Championship, June 1

At DeSales University, 7 p.m.

CLASS 5A

Semi-finals, May 28

Southern Lehigh (No. 1, 19-3) vs. Pottsville (No. 4, 8-11) at 6 p.m. at DeSales University.

Bangor (#3, 9-11) vs. Pocono Mt. East (#2, 11-10) at 2:30 p.m. at DeSales University.

Championship, June 1

7 p.m. at DeSales.

CLASS 4A

Quarter-finals, Wednesday

Jim Thorpe (#8, 10-10) at Blue Mountain (#1, 14-7), 4:30 p.m.

Allentown Central Catholic (No. 5) vs. Bethlehem Catholic (No. 4), TBD.

Northwestern Lehigh (#6, 14-8) at Pine Grove Area (#3, 17-5), 7 p.m.

North Schuylkill (#7, 10-10) at Saucon Valley (#2, 16-3), 4:15 p.m.

Semi-finals, May 29

Winner Jim Thorpe/Blue Mountain vs. winner ACCHS/Becahi, 1 p.m. at Tamaqua.

Winner NWL/Pine Grove vs Winner North Schuylkill/Saucon Valley, 4 p.m. at Tamaqua.

Championship, June 1

3:35 p.m. at DeSales.

CLASS 3A

Quarter-finals, Tuesday

MaST Community Charter (#5, 13-6) at Panther Valley (#4, 15-6), 4:30 p.m.

Salisbury (#6, 9-11) at Palmerton (#3, 13-8), 4 p.m.

Semi-finals, May 28

Notre Dame-Green Pond (No. 1, 18-5) vs. MaST CC/Panther Valley winner, 11 a.m. at DeSales.

Palisades (No. 2, 15-6) vs. winner Palmerton/Salisbury, 1 p.m. at Saucon Valley.

Championship, May 31

3:35 p.m. at DeSales.

CLASS 2A

Semi-finals, May 29

Shenandoah Valley (#1, 13-7) vs. Minersville (#4, 10-10), 4:30 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Schuylkill Haven (No. 2, 12-8) vs. Executive Education (No. 3, 11-7), 1 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Championship, June 1

7 p.m. at Pine Grove.

CLASS A

Semi-finals, May 24

Tri-Valley (No. 1, 17-4) vs. Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg (No. 4, 7-13), 7:30 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Marian Catholic (#2, 13-7) vs. Nativity (#3, 11-9), 4:30 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Championship, May 27

At Schuylkill Haven, TBA.

CLASS 6A

Pigtail Round, Monday

No. 9 Easton (No. 9, 10-10) at Pleasant Valley (No. 8, 11-9), 4 p.m.

Quarter-finals, Thursday

Easton/Pleasant Valley winner at Parkland #1 (17-5), 4 p.m.

Stroudsburg (No. 5, 15-5) at Whitehall (No. 4, 14-7), 4 p.m.

Nazareth (n°6, 13-8) at Emmaüs (n°3, 17-5), 4 p.m.

Freedom (#7, 12-9) at Northampton (#2, 17-5), 4 p.m.

Semi-finals, May 31

Sites, schedules, TBA.

Championship, June 2

Parc des Patriotes, to be confirmed.

CLASS 5A

Semi-finals, May 31

Pottsville (#4, 10-10) vs. Bangor (#1, 15-7) TBA.

East Stroudsburg South (#3, 10-10) vs. Southern Lehigh (#2, 16-6), TBD.

Championship, June 2

Site, time, TBA.

CLASS 4A

Quarter-finals, Tuesday

Wilson (#5, 8-11) to Tamaqua (#4, 8-12) 4 p.m.

Lehighton (No. 6, 6-14) at No. 3 Northwestern (No. 3, 16-4), 4 p.m.

Semi-finals, Thursday

Bethlehem Catholic (#1, 16-4) vs. winner Wilson/Tamaqua, TBC.

Blue Mountain (#2, 19-3) vs. winner Northwestern/Lehigh, TBC.

Championship, May 31

Site, time, TBA.

CLASS 3A

Quarter-finals, Tuesday

Allentown Central Catholic (#8, 6-14) at North Schuylkill (#1, 16-4), 4 p.m.

Northern Lehigh (#5, 13-8) at Palisades (#4, 13-7), 4 p.m.

Pen Argyl (#6, 12-8) to Palmerton (#3, 13-8), #15h

MaST Community Charter (#7, 13-6) at Pine Grove (15-5), 4 p.m.

Semi-finals, Thursday

Sites, schedules, TBA.

Championship, May 31

Site, time, TBA.

CLASS 2A

Semi-finals. Thusday

Williams Valley (#1, 14-5) vs. Shenandoah Valley (#4, 10-10), 5:45 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Minersville (#3, 8-12) vs. Schuylkill Haven (#2, 10-10), 4:15 p.m. at Pine Grove.

Championship, May 31

Site, time, TBA.

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CLASS A

Semi-finals, Thursday

Tri-Valley (No. 1, 20-1) vs. Weatherly (No. 4, 6-14), 5 p.m. at Williams Valley.

Marian Catholic (#2, 15-6) vs. Nativity BVM (#3, 8-12), 3:30 p.m. at Williams Valley.

Championship, May 31

Site, time, TBA.

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