The Weekend in Review led by HS Baseball

The HS baseball playoffs will continue on Tuesday night with many of our local teams still in action.  Grimsley defeated Charlotte Vance Friday night 3-1 at GHS and now the Whirlies will go to West Forsyth and take on the Titans.  West knocked out South Rowan 9-2 back on Friday and comes in at 20-4 on the season.  GHS stands at 18-10.

Page upset Huntersville Hopewell 7-2 in round one and now travels to take on North Davidson on Tuesday.  The ND Black Knights stopped Northern Durham 3-0 on Friday and Page checks in Tuesday at 19-8 while N. Davidson rolls in at 20-7 .

Northwest Guilford clipped Mount Tabor 3-1 last Thursday and the Vikings have North Mecklenburg up next on the schedule.  North Meck. was a 12-2 winner over Charlotte Independence in round one.  NWG(22-4) visits North Mecklenburg(21-3).

Southeast Guilford will host Winston-Salem Parkland on Tuesday night.  SEG(18-5) defeated China Grove Carson 7-1 back on Friday, while Parkland(9-17) upset Mooresville 4-2. The Parkland Mustangs have been the early suprise of the playoffs.

Ragsdale and Southwest Guilford will meet in a showdown at Jamestown on Tuesday.  This will be a re-match of last year’s playoff game between the Tigers and the Cowboys that Ragsdale stole in the bottom in the 7th inning, winning 2-1 on a wild throw that got past the third baseman allowing the winning run to score.  Ragsdale beat AL Brown of Kannapolis 12-3 and SWG just got by Lake Norman 1-0 in round one.  Ragsdale is rolling at 22-3 and SWG checks in at 21-5.

Elsewhere over the weekend the Grasshoppers continued their winning ways on the road beating the West Virginia Power twice up in West Virginny.  The Carolina Dynamo got their season off on the right foot kicking Nashville 3-0 at Bryan Park.  The Hoppers will be home on Tuesday night to take on West Virginia at First Horizon Park.

I saw Johnny Fairplay of Survivor fame at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club on Saturday night.  Johnny was in town with a young lady from the TV show America’s Next Top Model to watch the UWF wrestling at the Boys and Girls Club off of West Lee Street.  Fairplay was here to see Raven take on D’ Lo Brown with Sgt. Slaughter as guest referee.     

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