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Four area baseball teams enter postseason ranked

Jakob Frishmuth pitches earlier this season. The Panthers go into the playoffs as the top-ranked team in Class AAAA.
Jakob Frishmuth pitches earlier this season. The Panthers go into the playoffs as the top-ranked team in Class AAAA. jlee@thesunnews

Carolina Forest will enter the playoffs as the No. 1 team in the state of South Carolina.

The trick will be staying there at the most important time of the year.

For the third different time this season, the Panthers were atop the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Class AAAA rankings, released Tuesday. Jack Jolly’s team was also briefly No. 1 in March before falling out of first and then regained the ranking last week.

Carolina Forest opens the Class AAAA playoffs at home against Spring Valley on Wednesday.

Three other area teams will also enter the postseason with a spot in the polls. St. James is No. 9 in Class AAA, while Aynor and Waccamaw are Nos. 3 and 7, respectively, in Class AA.

CLASS AAAA

1. Carolina Forest

2. River Bluff

3. Ashley Ridge

4. JL Mann

5. Dorman

6. Summerville

7. Northwestern

8. White Knoll

9. Easley

10. James Island

CLASS AAA

1. Belton-Honea Path

2. Hartsville

3. Berkeley

4. Chapin

5. Camden

6. Blue Ridge

7. Clinton

8. Gilbert

9. St James

10 Eastside

CLASS AA

1. Strom Thurmond

2. Bishop England

3. Aynor

4. Pelion

5. Mid Carolina

6. Powdersville

7. Waccamaw

8. Landrum

9. Saluda

T10. Central

T10 Barnwell

CLASS A

1. Latta

2. Lamar

3. Mcbee

4. Fox Creek

5. Bamberg

6. Hannah Pamplico

7. Lewisville

8. Christ Church

9. Brasher

10. Lake View

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