The baseball playoffs, are just about set:
The winner of Thursday’s game between ELCO and Cocalico will advance to the playoffs along with Manheim Central.
If Manheim Central wins on Friday against ELCO they will be Section III champs and all playoff games will run as planned on Saturday with the winner of ELCO-Cocalico being the Section III Runner-Up. However, if Manheim Central loses on Friday that will force a one game playoff for the Section III Title which would impact Saturday’s game.
If that happens, the Section III title game will be at 10am at War Memorial – hoping to beat the weather. All playoff games will be moved to Monday Night with the 10am and 1pm games being played at Manheim Township at 4pm (Ephrata vs AC) & 7pm (Lancaster Catholic vs Solanco). The 4pm (Hempfield vs Section 3 Runner Up) & 7pm (PM vs Section 3 Champ) games will be played Monday night at War Memorial at 4pm & 7pm.
Another possibility is that ELCO and Manheim Central do not play on Friday due to weather or other act of God. If faced with that game not being played Friday, those teams will need to make that game up on Saturday morning/afternoon. The tie-breaker game will be Saturday night at War Memorial 6pm. All playoff games will be move to Monday Night as mentioned above.
The Semi-Finals will still be Tuesday and the Finals on Thursday. This is to avoid playing Friday if at all possible to give the teams in the championship game three days rest for their pitchers to throw in the opening round of Districts on Monday.
Quarterfinals, all Saturday 5/14 (hopefully) at War Memorial Field, Ephrata:
Section 2 Champion Ephrata vs Section 4 Runner Up Annville Cleona, 10 am
Section 4 Champion Lancaster Catholic vs Section 2 Runner Up Solanco, 1 pm
Section 1 Champion Hempfield vs Section 3 Runner Up, 4 pm
Section 3 Champion vs Section 1 Runner Up Penn Manor, 7 pm