From Mirror reports
Philipsburg-Osceola, Portage, Hollidaysburg and Central on Monday received the highest seeds among area teams entering the District 6 baseball playoffs.
The district released its pairings for games in classes AAA through A. The tournament opens Thursday with first round games in Class AA and Class A.
Philipsburg-Osceola garnered the second seed in Class AA through a rating formula, while Portage is the No. 2 team in the Class A bracket. Both the Mounties and Mustangs will receive byes into the Monday's quarterfinals, as will Central, the third seed in Class AAA.
Hollidaysburg won't get a first-round bye, but the Golden Tigers won't be in action until Monday, either. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed in the seven-team Class AAA field; they host sixth-seeded Forest Hills in their opener.
Ten area teams swing into action on Monday, including four Class A squads against each other: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic travels to Bishop Carroll, while Juniata Valley hosts Claysburg-Kimmel in rematches from the regular season.
All games at 4 p.m. unless noted
CLASS AA FIRST ROUND
West Branch (9) at Central Cambria (8)
Tyrone (12) at Blairsville (5)
Bellwood-Antis (11) at Ligonier Valley (6)
Cambria Heights (10) at Marion Center (7)
CLASS A FIRST ROUND
Moshannon Valley (9) at Penns Manor (8)
Blacklick Valley (12) at No. Cambria (5)
Claysburg-Kimmel (11) at Juniata Valley (6)
Bishop Guilfoyle (10) at Bishop Carroll (7)
MONDAY, MAY 23
CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS
Lewistown (5) at Bellefonte (4)
Forest Hills (6) at Hollidaysburg (3)
Johnstown (7) at Somerset (2)
CLASS AA QUARTERFINALS
West Branch/Central Cambria winner at Mount Union (1)
Tyrone/Blairsville winner at Bald Eagle Area (4)
Bellwood-Antis/Ligonier Valley winner at Central (3)
Cambria Heights/Marion Center winner at Philipsburg-Osceola (2)
CLASS A QUARTERFINALS
Moshannon Valley/Penns Manor winner at Bishop McCort (1)
Blacklick Valley/Northern Cambria winner at Homer-Center (4)
Claysburg-Kimmel/Juniata Valley winner at Ferndale (3)
Bishop Guilfoyle/Bishop Carroll winner at Portage (2)
In other Class A opening round games involving area schools, Northern Cambria entertains Blacklick Valley, and Moshannon Valley is at Penns Manor.
Central Cambria is at home to meet West Branch, while Cambria Heights, Bellwood-Antis and Tyrone are all on the road to face Marion Center, Ligonier Valley and Blairsville, respectively.