Despite winning just three games in Section 4-A, the Springdale baseball team was still able to lock up a WPIAL playoff spot for the second straight year.
The Dynamos (5-7, 3-5), who lost to Western Beaver last year in the first round after posting an 11-3 record in section play, finished behind Riverview and North Catholic this season in the five-team section.
Springdale secured its postseason berth with a crucial 11-8 extra-inning win over Leechburg on May 2. Senior catcher/pitcher John Kern led the Dynamos with a pair of doubles and senior outfielder Austin Tocco knocked in two runs against the Blue Devils. Kern also pitched five innings and struck out eight batters.