The 22-0, District 9 AA champion Johnsonburg Rams beat the fourth-place team from the WPIAL Carmichaels 8-3 in Punxsutwaney on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the PIAA playoffs where they will meet the WPIAL champ Shenango on Thursday.
The top-2, D-9 A baseball teams were eliminated. The champ DuBois Central Catholic was beaten by WPIAL, third-place Eden Christian 8-7, and the district runner-up ECC was beaten by the champion of the WPIAL Union, 3-2 in eight innings.
The 4-A district champ Clearfield was beaten by WPIAL second-place Montour 6-1.
The champion DCC girls defeated Leechburg the third-place WPIAL team 14-9. and the 3-A champ Punxsutawney Lady Chucks were 4-2 winners over Elwood City the WPIAL runner-up in 10 innings.
Class A runner-up Clarion-Limestone lost to District 10 champ Cambridge Springs 9-3 and 2A champ Moniteau lost to D-10 runner-up Union City 9-0. The 4-A champ Clearfield lost to WPIAL runner-up Highlands 7-1.
The quarter-final games will be played on Thursday. Sites are expected to be announced Tuesday.