NCHSAA State Softball Championship Schedule

Posted by Press Release on June 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

RALEIGH – The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state fast-pitch softball championships.

The championships are best-of-three series between the Eastern champion and the Western champion, both of whom won best-of-three regional series. From 1995 to 2011, the top four teams in each classification came to Walnut Creek for a double-elimination tournament.

This will mark the 20th annual fast pitch championships and the 40th year for NCHSAA softball. The Raleigh Sports Consortium and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are among the host city sponsors.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 STATE FAST PITCH SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Walnut Creek Softball Complex, Raleigh
All series are best of three

CLASS 4-A: FAYETTEVILLE CAPE FEAR (26-1) vs. ALEXANDER CENTRAL (33-0), Field 4
Friday, June 6: Game 1, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

CLASS 3-A: PIKEVILLE CHARLES B. AYCOCK (21-3) vs. SUN VALLEY (24-5), Field 5
Friday, June 6: Game 1, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

CLASS 2-A: SILER CITY JORDAN-MATTHEWS (24-4) vs. EAST RUTHERFORD (25-3), Field 2
Friday, June 6: Game 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

CLASS 1-A: WHITEVILLE (25-6) vs. NORTH STOKES (26-3), Field 1
Friday, June 6: Game 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

NCHSAA FastFacts
Event: 40th annual NCHSAA Softball Championships
Date: June 6-7, 2014
Site: Walnut Creek Softball Complex
First Held: 1975 (slow-pitch); first fast-pitch tournament was in fall of 1994
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: West Wilkes; 2-A: West Stanly; 3-A: Greenville D.H. Conley; 4-A: Alexander Central
Tickets: Eight dollars per game
Of Interest: Only three players in NCHSAA history were three-time Most Valuable Players in the state fast-pitch softball championships: Chelsea Leonard of Central Davidson, Brittany Lehrschall of North Brunswick, and Haley Shelton of East Surry.
Host City Sponsors: Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau