News on McMichael’s first-ever State Championship berth

For the first time in school history, McMichael High School will have a crack at capturing a NCHSAA baseball championship.

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On the heels of losing game two of their best-of-three series with Fairmont, the Fighting Phoenix rallied in Saturday’s nightcap and whipped the Tornadoes, 16-3.

McMichael, now 22-6, will square off with Patton High School in the NCHSAA 2-A State Championship this weekend.(The Dudley Panthers defeated Patton in the Grimsley Easter Tournament championship game in 2008. Patton High School is located near Morganton.)

Patton defeated Mount Pleasant in its best-of-three, winning game one 12-5 and game three 3-2. Mount Pleasant won game two, 4-1.

The McMichael-Fairmont game was decided in the third inning as the Phoenix exploded for 12 runs. The Tornadoes used three pitchers, committed four errors, faced 16 batters and gave up a grand slam.

The McMichael-Patton series, also a best-of-three, will be played at Doak Field on the campus of North Carolina State University. Game-times have not been determined, but play will begin at 5 p.m. Friday.

Doak Field will also host the 4-A title game between Sanderson and either North Davidson or Ardrey Kell.


  1. 1st game – Friday, June 5 – 5:00PM – McMICHAEL is Home Team

    2nd game – Saturday, June 6 – 11:00 AM – PATTON is Home Team

    3rd game, if necessary – Saturday, June 6 – 5:00PM – Flip for Home Team

  2. I was talking to George Carter about McMichael last night and we both agreed they are tough and should be the team to beat in the State 2-A Finals…My last line on McMichael came last Friday night when they won to move on to the Regional finals and we wrote that Joseph Hughes was becoming a Mountain of a Man for McMichael.

    Geroge said the Trant kid I believe it is, is coming into his own zone(2 HR’s over the weekend) and we didn’t have a load on McMichael here at the site this past weekend with the Hoppers in town and our attention swaying their way.

    You are correct and we will try and get more up here on McMichael prior to the State Finals. I wish they could send us something and we would love to get it up here and give them the pub. A lot of fans/people read this site so if the Phoenix have some inside info please send it our way. If any of our readers have McMichael news send it to us at…………………..

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