Due to SAT testing on Sat., March 9, the game between Hickory High School and WA Hough that day will start at 3 p.m., not 1 p.m. as earlier scheduled. The game this Saturday, March 2 between South Stanly and Voyager Academy will still be an 11 a.m. game. Here is the full schedule:
Sat., March 2, 11 a.m.: South Stanly Rowdy Rebels vs. Voyager Academy Vikings
Notes: A rematch of last year's Division 1A State Championship Series, won by South Stanly in two games...The Rowdy Rebels return the MVP of last year's state championship in LHP/OF Russ Weiker, who recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Division-I Liberty University next season...Voyager Academy is coming off a 20-8 record last season with a team comprised of only freshmen and sophomores, all of whom enter the 2013 season with more experience and hope to use that for another state tournament run.
Sat., March 9, 3 p.m.: WA Hough Huskies vs. Hickory High Red Tornadoes
Notes: WA Hough is the defending 4-A state runner-up, going 23-12 last season in what was only the school's second year in existence...Despite losing nine seniors, the Huskies do return star LHP Brandon Gragilla, who went 11-2 with a 1.04 earned run average in 2012...Hickory High hopes to build off of a solid 2012 season that saw them post a 19-8 record, the highest win total for the program since 2005...Despite losing several key seniors from last year's squad, the Red Tornadoes do return the 2012 Northwestern Conference Player of the Year in SS Davis Haney and Division-I UNC Charlotte-bound 3B Zach Jarrett.
Tickets are available right now for only $5. All tickets for the March 2 game between South Stanly and Voyager will be good for the March 9 game between Hickory High and WA Hough as well.
Luxury Suites are also available for only $100, and parking will be available for $2. Order your tickets right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000 or by clicking here.
For more information, visit Hickorycrawdads.com or call the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.