High School Sports

It’s win or go home for several area baseball, softball teams

Jackson Thomas dives for third base Anthony Peck as a St. James third baseman waits for the relay during a game earlier this season. Both teams begin their respective playoff quests Friday.
Jackson Thomas dives for third base Anthony Peck as a St. James third baseman waits for the relay during a game earlier this season. Both teams begin their respective playoff quests Friday. For The Sun News

With the first round of the state baseball and softball playoffs completed, nine of the 19 area teams who qualified are now one victory away from hosting the district finals next week.

Several of those nine teams will have that opportunity on Saturday, as Carolina Forest, Aynor, and Waccamaw baseball, as well as Aynor and Carvers Bay softball play second round games in their respective winners brackets of their district tournaments.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

(Times listed when available)

SATURDAY

BASEBALL

CLASS AAAA

No. 2 Stratford at No. 1 Carolina Forest, 2 p.m. (second round)

CLASS AA

No. 2 Edisto at No. 1 Aynor, 12 p.m. (second round)

No. 2 Waccamaw at No. 1 Barnwell, 6 p.m. (second round)

No. 3 Loris at No. 1 Bishop England, 1 p.m. (second round)

CLASS A

No. 4 Bethune-Bowman at No. 3 Green Sea-Floyds, 1 p.m. (elimination game)

SOFTBALL

CLASS AAAA

No. 4 Cane Bay at No. 3 Conway, 6 p.m. (elimination game)

CLASS AA

No. 2 Aynor at No. 1 Barnwell, 2:30 p.m. (second round)

No. 4 Waccamaw at No. 2 Whale Branch (elimination game)

CLASS A

No. 2 Carvers Bay at No. 1 Bamberg-Ehrhardt (second round)

No. 4 Estill at No. 3 Green Sea-Floyds, 11:30 a.m. (elimination round)

MONDAY

BASEBALL

CLASS AAA

No. 3 Aiken at No. 1 St. James (second round)

No. 2 North Myrtle Beach at No. 1 Berkeley (second round)

No. 3 Myrtle Beach at No. 1 Gilbert (elimination game)

SOFTBALL

CLASS AAA

No. 2 North Myrtle Beach at No. 1 Hanahan (second round)

No. 2 Berkeley at No. 1 Georgetown (second round)

No. 4 Hilton Head at No. 3 St. James (elimination round)

No. 4 Myrtle Beach at No. 3 Beaufort (elimination round)

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