Section 4-AAAA foes Baldwin and Peters Township will meet in the WPIAL quarterfinals on Monday. Baldwin (11-3, 10-2) received the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye, while Peters Township (11-6, 7-5) needed extra innings to get past No. 5 Franklin Regional in the first round. Kylie Hartbauer's sacrifice fly in the 10 inning was the go-ahead run for the 12th-seeded Indians in their 8-7 triumph against the Panthers.
The section rivals will meet Monday at 5 p.m. at California University. The Highlanders swept Peters Township during the regular season, winning 6-1 and 11-1. Baldwin has won five consecutive games against Peters Township. The Indians' last win in this rivalry was on March 28, 2014. That was also the last season Peters Township was in the WPIAL playoffs. They reached the WPIAL semifinals that season.
Baldwin pitcher Ana Hale was 11-3 during the regular season with 122 strikeouts, while Hartbauer was 10-5 during the regular season with 72 strikeouts for Peters Township.