With one day (Tuesday) remaining in the regular season, the sectionals have all but taken shape. The sectional seeding meeting is Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Any outbracket games will be played Thursday with the first round in Class AA, Class A and, possibly, Class B (depending on the amount of teams entered) going Friday.
Section 1 softball chairman Tony Toronto sent the seeding criteria to me:
AA School againstWin Tie AA 4 2 A 4 2 B 4 2 C 4 2 D 4 2
A School againstAA 5 2.5 A 4 2 B 4 2 C 4 2 D 4 2
B School againstAA 6 3 A 5 2.5 B 4 2 C 4 2 D 4 2
C School againstAA 7 3.5 A 6 3 B 5 2.5 C 4 2 D 4 2 The seeding position of a team is calculated by: total number of points earned (Section 1 games only) = Section 1 index total number of Section 1 games played The highest index is the top seed in each class.
Now, don’t ask me to seed the teams because I am not sure about all of the records, however, I will project what I think will be the top four seeds.
Here we go:
The top four seeds will probably be John Jay-East Fishkill, R.C. Ketcham, John Jay and Scarsdale. The remainder of the Class AA field will include: Yorktown, Ursuline, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, Arlington, White Plains, Clarkstown North, North Rockland, Carmel, Mahopac, Suffern and Clarkstown South.
Final: John Jay-East Fishkill vs. Yorktown.
The first four seeds will be Pearl River, Hen Hud, Easatcehster and Lakeland. The rest of Class A looks like this: Pelham, Brewster, Nyack, Sleepy Hollow, Harrison, Tappan Zee, Beacon, Ardsley and possibly, Our Lady of Lourdes.
Final: Pearl River vs. Hen Hud.
The first four seeds will be: Albertus Magnus, Westlake, Dobbs Ferry and North Salem. Class B will be rounded out by Rye Neck, Kennedy, Hastings, Briarcliff and Putnam Valley.
Final: Albertus Magnus vs. Westlake.
Three teams will vie for the title with Haldane drawing the top seed, followed by Valhalla and Blind Brook.
Final: Haldane vs. Valhalla.
I will have the sectional pairings posted Wednesday following the seeding meeting.