NCHSAA announces 2016 Baseball Championships field

Posted by Press Release on May 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

CHAPEL HILL – The field is set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Baseball Championships, beginning Wednesday, May 11, 2016 and concluding with the four State Championship series on Friday & Saturday, June 3-4.

The field features 64 teams in each of the Association’s four classifications. The first four rounds of the tournament are single elimination at the higher seed, followed by a best-of-three regional series and best-of-three state championship series. You can follow the Baseball State Championships on social media using the official NCHSAA hashtag #NCHSAABASE.

LAST YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

With their backs against the wall following a 4-3 game one win by Millbrook, Providence bats woke up in the final two games of the series. The Panthers pounded out 12 hits in a 10-0 five-inning shutout, forcing a decisive game three. Austin Leonard tossed a two-hit shutout in the game and Tucker Jones went three for three at the plate. The Panthers poured it on in game three as well as Providence busted open a 3-2 with seven runs in the sixth inning en rout to a 10-2 victory and the school’s second 4A baseball state title.

Marvin Ridge won the school’s first 3A Baseball title, sweeping C.B. Aycock in the series. After a 2-0 win in game one of the series, the Mavericks rallied from a 2-0 deficit, scoring three runs in the fifth inning of game two to take the lead. They added four more runs in the sixth and snatched 7-3 victory. All nine Maverick starters hit safely in the balanced attack of game two, although Mark Glover’s run-scoring double was a key hit in the sixth.

The 2A Championship also saw a first time winner as South Granville won game one 9-2 over Randleman. The Vikings, however, stumbled in game two, getting beaten 11-1 in six innings, forcing a decisive game three. The Vikings grabbed a 3-0 lead in the third, as Justin Bullock started things off with a triple before scoring on a throwing error. Randleman answered right back with four runs of their own in a two-out rally in the third, making it 4-3. A two-run double by Cameron Willis struck the decisive blow, making it 5-4 and the Vikings added three more for good measure to take the game 8-4.

Whiteville finished off back-to-back state championships in 1A, belting their way past South Stanly two games to one. The Wolfpack shut out South in game one 7-0 before South Stanly recovered for a 6-2 victory in game 2. The Wolfpack would not be denied the school’s eighth state championship crushing South 6-1 in a decisive game three. Mackenzie Gore was named the series MVP after coming on to preserve the win in the final two innings. Gore had spun a one-hit shutout in game one and also drove in two runs in that game.

FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
4A
EAST
#1 – Cardinal Gibbons (21-1) vs. #32 – Wake Forest (11-11)
#16 – Riverside-Durham (15-6) vs. #17 – J.H. Rose (15-7)
#8 – Southern Alamance (18-4) vs. #25 – Jack Britt (13-9)
#9 – Middle Creek (17-5) vs. #24 – Fuquay-Varina (13-9)
#5 – Cape Fear (16-4) vs. #28 – Athens Drive (12-10)
#12 – Pine Forest (13-9) vs. #21 – Purnell Swett (16-6)
#13 – East Wake (12-10) vs. #20 – South Central (16-6)
#4 – Green Hope (18-4) vs. #29 – Garner (12-10)
#3 – Hoggard (18-4) vs. #30 – Jordan (12-10)
#14 – Heritage (18-4) vs. #19 – South View (14-7)
#6 – Sanderson (16-6) vs. #27 – East Chapel Hill (12-10)
#11 – Northern Durham (14-7) vs. #22 – Apex (15-7)
#7 – West Johnston (14-8) vs. #26 – Panther Creek (12-10)
#10 – Millbrook (15-7) vs. #23 – New Hanover (14-7)
#15 – Holly Springs (17-5) vs. #18 – Clayton (15-7)
#2 – D.H. Conley (20-2) vs. #31 – Rolesville (12-10)
WEST
#1 – South Caldwell (22-0) vs. #32 – Reagan (11-11)
#16 – Hopewell (14-8) vs. #17 – West Forsyth (17-5)
#8 – Independence (18-4) vs. #25 – Myers Park (10-12)
#9 – Lake Norman (17-5) vs. #24 – Glenn (11-11)
#5 – Hough (20-2) vs. #28 – Porter Ridge (13-9)
#12 – Davie (17-4) vs. #21 – Mooresville (14-8)
#13 – Ardrey Kell (17-5) vs. #20 – McDowell (15-7)
#4 – Providence (21-1) vs. #29 – Alexander Central (13-9)
#3 – North Davidson (21-1) vs. #30 – Olympic (12-10)
#14 – Pinecrest (16-6) vs. #19 – Charlotte Catholic (16-6)
#6 – Southeast Guilford (20-2) vs. #27 – South Mecklenburg (14-8)
#11 – Southwest Guilford (19-3) vs. #22 – Page (12-10)
#7 – Richmond (18-4) vs. #26 – Mount Tabor (16-6)
#10 – East Forsyth (16-6) vs. #23 – A.L. Brown (11-11)
#15 – Butler (16-6) vs. #18 – Scotland (16-6)
#2 – T.C. Roberson (21-1) vs. #31 – Mallard Creek (12-10)

3A
EAST
#1 – Cleveland (21-1) vs. #32 – Western Alamance (12-10)
#16 – Terry Sanford (16-6) vs. #17 – Topsail (15-7)
#8 – Rocky Mount (12-8) vs. #25 – Northeast Guilford (14-8)
#9 – Lee County (16-5) vs. #24 – Triton (15-7)
#5 – Orange (17-5) vs. #28 – Eastern Wayne (13-9)
#12 – Havelock (14-8) vs. #21 – Hunt (12-10)
#13 – South Johnston (14-8) vs. #20 – West Carteret (13-9)
#4 – C.B. Aycock (18-4) vs. #29 – South Brunswick (12-9)
#3 – Southern Lee (19-3) vs. #30 – Fike (11-9)
#14 – Northern Nash (9-11) vs. #19 – Corinth Holders (13-7)
#6 – West Craven (17-5) vs. #27 – Northern Vance (14-8)
#11 – Northern Guilford (16-6) vs. #22 – Eastern Alamance (16-6)
#7 – Rockingham County (16-6) vs. #26 – Union Pines (14-8)
#10 – Northwood (16-5) vs. #23 – Swansboro (14-6)
#15 – Chapel Hill (19-3) vs. #18 – Eastern Guilford (15-7)
#2 – West Brunswick (20-2) vs. #31 – J.F. Webb (12-10)
WEST
#1 – Crest (21-1) vs. #32 –Burns (10-12)
#16 – North Gaston (14-8) vs. #17 – North Henderson (13-9)
#8 – South Point (14-8) vs. #25 – Patton (12-10)
#9 – Pisgah (10-10) vs. #24 – South Iredell (12-10)
#5 – North Lincoln (16-6) vs. #28 – Cox Mill (11-11)
#12 – Kings Mountain (18-4) vs. #21 – West Henderson (15-7)
#13 – East Rowan (17-5) vs. #20 – South Rowan (16-6)
#4 – Ledford (18-4) vs. #29 – North Buncombe (11-11)
#3 – West Rowan (18-4) vs. #30 – Concord (11-11)
#14 – Southern Guilford (19-3) vs. #19 – Weddington (10-12)
#6 – St. Stephens (16-6) vs. #27 – Piedmont (11-11)
#11 – Southwestern Randolph (18-4) vs. #22 East Gaston (15-7)
#7 – A.C. Reynolds (14-7) vs. #26 – Ashbrook (11-11)
#10 – Cuthbertson (19-3) vs. #23 – Forestview (14-8)
#15 – Carson (15-7) vs. #18 – Freedom (12-10)
#2 – Marvin Ridge (20-2) vs. #31 – Hickory Ridge (11-11)

2A
EAST
#1 – North Johnston (20-2) vs. #32 – Dixon (9-13)
#16 – Washington (15-7) vs. #17 – South Columbus (15-7)
#8 – North Pitt (19-3) vs. #25 – Clinton (12-9)
#9 – Roanoke Rapids (17-4) vs. #24 – St. Pauls (13-9)
#5 – East Bladen (15-6) vs. #28 – Currituck County (10-12)
#12 – First Flight (13-9) vs. #21 – Eastern Randolph (10-12)
#13 – Midway (12-9) vs. #20 – Bertie (10-12)
#4 – John A. Holmes (17-4) vs. #29 – Franklinton (10-12)
#3 – Fairmont (18-4) vs. #30 – Southwest Edgecombe (9-12)
#14 – Carrboro (10-12) vs. #19 – Greene Central (10-12)
#6 – Croatan (15-6) vs. #27 – NC School of Math & Science (8-7)
#11 – North Brunswick (13-9) vs. #22 – Bartlett Yancey (9-12)
#7 – North Lenoir (14-6) vs. #26 – Red Springs (12-10)
#10 – South Lenoir (15-7) vs. #23 – Ayden-Grifton (15-7)
#15 – South Granville (17-3) vs. #18 – East Duplin (12-9)
#2 – Bunn (19-3) vs. #31 – Pasquotank (9-12)
WEST
#1 – Randleman (20-2) vs. #32 – West Stokes (9-13)
#16 – Salisbury (10-12) vs. #17 – West Davidson (18-4)
#8 – Lake Norman Charter (16-6) vs. #25 – Lincolnton (11-9)
#9 – R-S Central (15-7) vs. #24 – Bunker Hill (16-6)
#5 – Wilkes Central (17-5) vs. #28 – Owen (11-11)
#12 – Trinity (14-8) vs. #21 – West Wilkes (13-9)
#13 – Maiden (13-9) vs. #20 – West Stanly (14-8)
#4 – Parkwood (18-4) vs. #29 – Stuart Cramer (11-11)
#3 – West Lincoln (18-4) vs. #30 – Chase (10-12)
#14 – Mount Pleasant (12-9) vs. #19 – Madison (15-7)
#6 – Smoky Mountain (16-6) vs. #27 – Ashe County (11-10)
#11 – Mountain Heritage (10-6) vs. #22 – East Lincoln (12-10)
#7 – Forbush (16-6) vs. #26 – Surry Central (12-10)
#10 – North Rowan (15-7) vs. #23 – East Rutherford (16-6)
#15 – South Stokes (12-10) vs. #18 – North Surry (16-6)
#2 – Reidsville (19-3) vs. #31 – Hendersonville (8-11)

1A
EAST
#1 Whiteville (17-3) vs. #32 – Southside (8-12)
#16 – Jones (14-8) vs. #17 – Oxford Preparatory (11-10)
#8 – Wallace-Rose Hill (13-9) vs. #25 – Rocky Mount Prep (6-7)
#9 – Manteo (16-5) vs. #24 – Columbia (9-10)
#5 – Riverside-Martin (16-6) vs. #28 – East Wake Academy (6-8)
#12 – Granville Central (10-8) vs. #21 – Gates County (12-9)
#13 – Tarboro (11-11) vs. #20 – Hobbton (13-7)
#4 – Voyager Academy (14-4) vs. #29 – KIPP Pride (6-8)
#3 – Louisburg (14-4) vs. #30 – Pamlico County (8-12)
#14 – Princeton (18-4) vs. #19 – South Creek (7-15)
#6 – Spring Creek (16-6) vs. #27 – Northside-Pinetown (10-12)
#11 – Rosewood (15-7) vs. #22 – North Duplin (10-10)
#7 – East Carteret (14-7) vs. #26 – Northwest Halifax (5-6)
#10 – Bear Grass Charter School (16-5) vs. #23 – James Kenan (10-10)
#15 – Perquimans (15-7) vs. #18 – Franklin Academy (8-14)
#2 – Camden County (17-4) vs. #31 – Trask (8-12)
WEST
#1 – Cherryville (20-2) vs. #32 – Community School of Davidson (7-13)
#16 – West Montgomery (13-6) vs. #17 – East Surry (14-8)
#8 – North Stanly (18-4) vs. #25 – River Mill Academy (9-10)
#9 – Hayesville (14-5) vs. #24 – Andrews (9-10)
#5 – Uwharrie Charter Academy (15-6) vs. #28 – Alleghany (9-11)
#12 – Roxboro Community (11-8) vs. #21 – Elkin (14-8)
#13 – North Moore (12-10) vs. #20 – West Columbus (16-6)
#4 – Murphy (17-5) vs. #29 – Gray Stone Day (8-12)
#3 – South Stanly (17-5) vs. #30 – Swain County (6-11)
#14 – Blue Ridge (15-4) vs. #19 – Rosman (16-5)
#6 – Starmount (14-8) vs. #27 – Highland Tech (10-12)
#11 – North Stokes (15-7) vs. #22 – Bishop McGuinness (13-8)
#7 – Mitchell (11-7) vs. #26 – Chatham Central (10-12)
#10 – Lincoln Charter (16-6) vs. #23 – East Montgomery (11-9)
#15 – Pine Lake Prep (14-6) vs. #18 – Queen’s Grant (12-10)
#2 – Walkertown (18-3) vs. #31 – Union Academy (7-13)


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