CHAPEL HILL — The NCHSAA released the times, dates and locations for the softball and baseball state championships on Tuesday morning and as expected Eastern Randolph will be taking on West Stanly …
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CHAPEL HILL — The NCHSAA released the times, dates and locations for the softball and baseball state championships on Tuesday morning and as expected Eastern Randolph will be taking on West Stanly at UNC-Greensboro.
Eastern Randolph (24-5) will represent the East when beginning its best-of-3 series with West champion West Stanly (26-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 2A State Championship bout. The Wildcats will be the visiting team on Friday evening before the two teams meet again at 2 pm on Saturday afternoon at UNC-G Stadium. An if necessary game is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Also at UNC-Greensboro will be Eastern Alamance taking on Central Cabarrus in the 3A series. That series is set to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with an 11a.m. game set for Saturday, and a 5 p.m. if necessary game set for later in the day.
In the 1A ranks at Dail Softball Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University, North Stokes and Camden County begin on Friday at 7:30 pm with a 2 p.m. game set for Saturday, and a if necessary game set for 8 p.m. later that night.
Also in Raleigh, the 4A series will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday between Wilmington Hoggard and South Caldwell with a game two set for 11 am and an if necessary game slated for 5 p.m. later that day.
In baseball at UNC-Greensboro, the 2A state title series between Randleman and North Lincoln will begin on Friday at 8 pm before game two goes at 2 pm on Saturday, and an in necessary game set for 8 p.m.
Also at UNC-Greensboro, Corinth Holders and Mooresville will battle at 5 p.m. on Friday before playing game two at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and a game three if necessary slated for 5 p.m.
In 1A, Uwharrie Charter and Goldsboro Rosewood battle at Five County Stadium in Zebulon in a 5 p.m. game on Friday before going at it at 11 a.m. on Saturday with an if necessary game set for later that day at 5.
Also in Zebulon, Wilmington New Hanover and Marvin Ridge battle at 8 p.m. on Friday to begin the 4A series with a 2 p.m. game set for Saturday, and an if necessary game three scheduled for 8 p.m. later that night if need be.
In girl’s soccer action last weekend, Union Academy beat Franklin Academy 2-1 in overtime to win the 1A state title, Carrboro took down Lake Norman Charter 4-3 in PK’s to take its fifth 2A state crown, East Chapel Hill cruised past T.C. Roberson 2-0 to capture the 3A state title, and Raleigh Heritage nipped Pinecrest 4-2 in PK’s to grab the 4A state championship.