Section III has announced the playoff bracket for softball.
Games will begin Monday and the championships will be played on Saturday, June 12.
All games will be hosted by the higher seed, including the finals.
The lone local school in the AA playoffs are the fifth seeded Rome Free Academy Black Knights (6-7). RFA will travel to Baldwinsville at 5 p.m. Monday.
Baldwinsville beat RFA 22-3 on May 14. Despite the outcome, RFA turned in some good performances throughout the year behind solid offensive efforts from the likes of Maggie Closinski and Lily Ferrucci.
On Monday, New Hartford‘s seventh-seeded Spartans will host Carthage. Savannah Cole has paced New Hartford’s offense, which has scored double-digit runs in seven games.
Whitesboro (8-3) is the fourth seed, and will host East Syracuse Minoa on Tuesday.
Whitesboro has had an impressive season offensively led by Angie Cirasuolo and Juliana Pepperine. If the offense keeps up their blistering pace, the Warriors can surprise some teams this week.
The Class B bracket is loaded with talented teams. Undefeated Holland Patent, led by Hanna Rossi, earned the top seed and will take on Little Falls.
Jed Musch’s No. 3 Camden team a young team that emerged as a real threat this season. Freshman Brooke Musch and eigth grader Kendall Musch are two of the many players hitting over .400 for the Blue Devils this year.
Olivia Friend has set the tone offensively for No. 4 Oneida this year while Kerrigan Crysler has turned in elite level performances from the pitcher’s circle all year.
Perhaps a team that is being overlooked is seventh seeded Mt. Markham. The Mustangs are led by phenomenal pitching from Madison Clark who has a no hitter under her belt this season.
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes earned the No. 1 seed, the Westmoreland Bulldogs earned the sixth seed, Oriskany the eighth seed, Adirondack the 13th seed, Herkimer the 14th seed and West Canada Valley the 15th seed.
Cooperstown’s top-seeded Hawkeyes will host Weedsport in the first round on Monday. Kate Creppin and Danielle Seamon have been playing really well for Cooperstown and a big part of why the Hawkeyes earned the top seed.
For Westmoreland, they are paced by Samantha Ferguson. Ferguson has not only been an offensive threat all year, but she’s continuously led the way as a pitcher for the Bulldogs. Westmoreland will take on eleventh seeded Beaver River on Monday.
Oriskany will be at home for round one as they take on ninth seeded Waterville. Shannon Phelan has been the go to girl on offense for Oriskany this season. Juliet Tagliaferri has gotten done in the pitcher’s circle for the Redskins and has been one of the top offensive threats along with Phelan.
The Poland Tornadoes finished the year 8-4 and earned the second seed in Class D. On Tuesday, the Tornadoes will host the winner of the DeRuyter and LaFargeville game.
Poland has been consistent