Deer Lakes (17-4) vs. Shady Side Academy (14-8)
4 p.m. Tuesday at Washington & Jefferson's Alexandre Stadium
Winner plays:Wednesday'sBlairsville/Mount Union District 6 title game winnerMonday at a site and time to be determined
If you go: Take Interstate 79 South to I-70 West exit, get off I-70 at Exit 15, go along outer road at Washington Crown Plaza and go along Washington Federal Way. Alexandre Stadium is located adjacent to Consol Energy Field, home of the Washington Wild Things
Fastballs: Even though the schools are located less than 10 miles apart, Deer Lakes and Shady Side Academy haven't met in baseball since April 6, 2005, when the Indians won, 3-2. Nonsection games in 2006 and '07 were postponed and never made up. The 4-0 Deer Lakes loss to Quaker Valley was the first time the Lancers had been shut out in more than two years; they were blanked by Burrell, 10-0, on April 15, 2011. This is the first time Deer Lakes has played a WPIAL baseball consolation game, and a win would give Lancers their first PIAA berth ... Shady Side has compiled a 101-56 record in the last six seasons. The Indians are looking for their second straight PIAA playoff trip; they were edged by Mount Union, 2-1, in last season's PIAA opener. Paul McCullough pitched a complete-game victory over Riverside. The Indians pulled off what some are calling the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, a 9-2 victory over defending state champion Riverside on May 13. Shady Side was eliminated by Beaver in the WPIAL semifinals. The Indians are coached by Bob Grandizio Jr.; his assistant is John Cappa, a Riverview High graduate who was inducted into the A-K Valley Hall of Fame on May 18.
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