Softball: Chichester earns top seed in District One Class AAA tourney; Springfield No. 4 in AAAA


Chichester seniors Maddie Thornton, left, and Meghan Wimmer embrace after Wimmer escaped a bases-loaded jam to close out a 1-0 shutout of Villa Maria in last year’s District One Class AAA quarterfinal. This year, Wimmer and Thornton — now the team’s starting third baseman — led the Eagles to the No. 1 seed in the tournament as they vie for the program’s first District One title.

Following a school-record 19-1 regular season, Chichester earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s District One Class AAA tournament

Despite its unblemished record, Springfield (19-0) is No. 4 in the District One Class AAAA tournament. With the new power-rankings system, which determined the entire breakdown of seedings, the Cougars finished behind North Penn (3), Perkiomen Valley (2) and Neshaminy (1).

Springfield and the rest of the top nine seeds receive a first-round bye. The Cougars play either No. 13 Pennsbury or No. 20 Wednesday, May 20.

Elsehwere in Class AAAA, Ridley picked up the No. 15 seed and will host a first-round game Monday against No. 18 Hatboro-Horsham.

No. 22 Interboro earned the second to last seed following a strong finish to the regular season. Del Val League’s second-place team travels to 11th-seeded Downingtown West Monday.

Radnor, Marple Newtown and Penncrest also qualified for the District One Class AAA bracket. Fifth-seeded Radnor will host No. 12 Penncrest Wednesday in a first-round battle of Central League rivals.

Meanwhile, 11th-seeded Marple Newtown travels to No. 6 Merion Mercy for a first-round matchup.

Sun Valley finished just barely on the outside looking in as the No. 13 seed in District One Class AAA.

All of this, however, is considered unofficial until at least Friday night. In other words, there’s about an average chance District One screwed up the seedings… but let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of the Soccer Debacle of 2014.

One thought on “Softball: Chichester earns top seed in District One Class AAA tourney; Springfield No. 4 in AAAA

  1. Penncrest and Radnor actually met twice this regular season. Penncrest won 16-1 in the first game and Radnor won 6-3 in the second game.

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