CHAPEL HILL—The schedules have been set for the 91st annual edition of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state baseball championship series.
Two of the series, including the 1-A and 4-A championships, will be played at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, the home of the Carolina Mudcats. The 2-A and 3-A championships are scheduled for Doak Field on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. All of the series are best of three games.
Each of the qualifiers survived best-of-three series at the regional level to advance to the state championship series.
Here are the schedules:
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2007 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES—91st ANNUAL
all series best of three
CLASS 4-A: FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON
WILMINGTON ASHLEY (24-5)) vs. SOUTH CALDWELL (27-3)
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: DOAK FIELD, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH
SOUTHEAST GUILFORD (23-5) vs. PIKEVILLE CHARLES B. AYCOCK (28-4)
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: DOAK FIELD, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH
NORTH LENOIR (24-2) vs. EAST RUTHERFORD (29-1)
Game 1: Friday, June 1, 8 pm; Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm; Game 3: if necessary, Saturday, June 3 at 8 pm (5 pm if no third game in 3-A)
CLASS 1-A: FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON
PRINCETON (23-6) vs. EAST SURRY (25-8)
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: 91st annual NCHSAA Baseball Championships
Date: June 1-2, 2007
Site: Doak Field, North Carolina State University (2-A, 3-A); Five County Stadium, Zebulon (1-A, 4-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
Defending champions: 1-A: Chatham Central; 2-A: North Lenoir; 3-A: Greenville D.H. Conley; 4-A: Scotland
Of Interest: Chad Flack of East Rutherford was the 2-A series Most Valuable Player in both 2002 and ’03 and now is a standout at the University of North Carolina; Trot Nixon of Wilmington New Hanover was the 1993 4-A series MVP and is a standout with the Cleveland Indians after a long stint with the Boston Red Sox.
Host City Sponsors: Raleigh Sports Consortium and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau