Jun 1, 2012
The pairings and the schedules are set for the 96th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state baseball championships.
This year the 1-A and 4-A best-of-three championship series will be held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the 2-A and 3-A finals will be played at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, home of the Carolina Mudcats. Doak Field at N.C. State has hosted a couple of championship series annually for a number of years, but this year N.C. State is hosting an NCAA baseball regional and the facility is not available.
Play is scheduled to get underway on Friday in all four series.
CLASS 4-A: DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK, DURHAM
CORNELIUS W.A. HOUGH (23-10) vs. APEX MIDDLE CREEK (24-7)
Game 1: Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m.; Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm; Game 3: if necessary, Saturday, June 2 at 8 pm (5 pm if no third game in 1-A)
CLASS 3-A: FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON
PIKEVILLE CHARLES B. AYCOCK (21-9) vs. WEDDINGTON (26-6)
Game 1: Friday, June 1, 5 pm.; Game 2: Saturday, June 2, 11 am; Game 3: if necessary, Saturday, June 2 at 5 pm
CLASS 2-A: FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON
RANDLEMAN (29-4) vs. WHITEVILLE (24-5)
Game 1: Friday, June 1, 8 pm; Game 2: Saturday, June 2, 2 pm; Game 3: if necessary, Saturday, June 2, 8 pm (5 pm if no third game in 3-A)
CLASS 1-A: DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK, DURHAM
DURHAM VOYAGER ACADEMY (20-6) vs. SOUTH STANLY (27-4)
Game 1: Friday, June 1 at 5 pm.; Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at 11 am; Game 3: if necessary, Saturday, June 2 at 5 pm
Event: 96th annual NCHSAA Baseball Championships
Date: June 1-2, 2012
Site: Durham Bulls Athletic Park (1-A, 4-A); Five County Stadium, Zebulon (2-A,3-A)
First Held: 1914
Qualifiers: Eastern and Western champions meet for state title in best two-of-three series; 64 schools initially qualified for playoffs in each classification
Last year's champions: 1-A: East Columbus; 2-A: Randleman; 3-A: Belmont South Point; 4-A: Holly Springs
Tickets: Eight dollars per game
Of Interest: Last year's Most Valuable Player in the 4-A championship series, Carlos Rodon of Holly Springs, was Pitcher of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference for North Carolina State this spring as well as the conference Freshman of the Year.
Host City Sponsors: Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
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