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NCHSAA state final pairings set for baseball, softball

Piedmont’s softball team will play for the NCHSAA championship beginning Friday
Piedmont’s softball team will play for the NCHSAA championship beginning Friday

Two Observer-area baseball teams and three in softball are still alive in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. The state finals are all best of 3 series.

In baseball, Crest High from Boiling Springs will play Northern Guilford in the N.C. 3A championship. Game 1 is Friday in Zebulon. In 2A, R-S Central from Rutherford County plays Edenton Holmes, also Friday in Zebulon.

In softball, Piedmont begins play in the 3A state finals at N.C. State Friday against Hillsborough Orange. In 2A, Parkwood faces unbeaten South Granville Friday night at UNC-Greensboro. And finally in 1A, North Stanly faces Whiteville at N.C. State in Game 1 late Friday afternoon.

Full pairings below.

Baseball State Final Pairings

Class 4A

(at N.C. State University)

Skyland Roberson (27-1) vs. Wilmington New Hanover (25-3)

Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 5 p.m. Saturday

Class 3A

(at Five County Stadium, Zebulon)

Crest (21-6) vs. Northern Guilford (27-2)

Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 5 p.m. Saturday

Class 2A

(at Five County Stadium, Zebulon)

R-S Central (25-3) vs. Edenton Holmes (26-2)

Game 1: 8 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 8 p.m. Saturday (will be played at 5 p.m. if 3A final is decided in two games)

Class 1A

(at N.C. State University)

Murphy (23-6) vs. Whiteville (23-5)

Game 1: 8 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 8 p.m. Saturday (will be played at 5 p.m. if 4A final is decided in two games)

Softball Pairings

(all are best-of-three series)

Class 4A

(at UNC-Greensboro)

North Davidson (26-2) vs. Fayetteville Cape Fear (26-2)

Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 5 p.m. Saturday

Class 3A

(at N.C. State University)

Piedmont (23-2) vs. Hillsborough Orange (24-3)

Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed); 8 p.m. Saturday (will be played at 5 p.m. if 1A series is decided in two games)

Class 2A

(at UNC-Greensboro)

Parkwood (22-2) vs. South Granville (26-0)

Game 1: Friday, 7:30

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 8 p.m. Saturday (will be played at 5 p.m. if 4A series is decided in two games)

Class 1A

(at N.C. State University)

North Stanly (22-4) vs. Whiteville (23-5)

Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday

Game 3 (if needed): 5 p.m. Saturday

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