The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 23, 2013

Jon Gerardi's high school softball column: State berths just aren't fair


Just ask Warrior Run and Southern Columbia, who both made it all the way to the state championship games in their respective classes. The Defenders also mercy ruled District 2 champion Nanticoke, 14-1, and District 1 champion Christopher Dock, 14-4.

"It shows how the quality of softball is not equal throughout different areas," Lloyd said. "(Neshannock) also came from an area that took two or three to the state playoffs."

Neshannock, the third-place finisher from District 7, topped Warrior Run in the state final in extra innings.

If the PIAA was fair in determining state berths, there would be a set number of teams that advance from each district. But as my parents used to tell my two sisters and me growing up, life isn't always fair.

n Jon Gerardi covers high school softball for The Daily Item. Email comments to Follow him on Twitter at

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