Top seeds: No. 1 Greensburg Salem (17-2), No. 2 Trinity (11-4), No. 3 Ambridge (13-3) and No. 4 Elizabeth Forward (16-4)
Favorite: With the senior pitcher/catcher tandem of Jayne Oberdorf and Taylor Mehan the Golden Lions are going to be tough to beat. Last season Greensburg Salem reached the WPIAL semifinals. Oberdorf is one of the top pitchers in the WPIAL and Greensburg Salem has one of the best offenses in the WPIAL. Their only losses came in non-section games against Hempfield and Southmoreland.
Breakdown: Of the top four seeds, only Ambridge has ever won a WPIAL softball title, it came in 2005. There are no byes in Class AA. All first-round games begin on Thursday at neutral fields. Defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Montour (12-6) is seeded No. 6. The Spartans have won two of the last three WPIAL titles. Mars (9-9) won the Section 5 title. The Planets are seeded fifth, the lowest seed for a section champion. The Planets were only 2-6 in non-section games.