The Watauga High baseball team will travel to Taboro, N.C. for the Tarboro Easter Classic next week. The tournament, which begins Tuesday with a homne run hitting contest on Tuesday, April 22, will feature a six-team field. The teams will be divided into two pools with a round-robin schedule.


Competition begins Wednesday, April 23, with first-round games. The championship round will be played on Friday, April 25.


The Pioneers (7-9) will play start tournament play with a pair of games next Thursday, April 24. WHS will play Southampton High School from Courtland, VA., in the opening round Thursday at 1 p.m. Southampton is a Class 3A school and a member of Conference 25 in the Virginia High School Athletic Association. The Indians are currently 14-0.


The Pioneers take on Lawrence Academy (11-4) from Merry Hill, N.C., in Thursday's second game at 4:30 p.m. Lawrence Academy is a private school that was founded in 1968, and its one of four high school in Bertie County.


The tournament wraps up with three games on Friday. The fifth-place game starts at 1 p.m., the third place game begins at 4:30 p.m.; the championship game starts at 7 p.m.


Coverage of the Tarboro Easter Classic begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday on AM 1450, WATA and



2014 Tarboro Easter Classic


POOL A                  POOL B

Tarboro                 Lawrence Aca

Rocky Mount         Southampton

Parkway               Watauga


Tuesday April 22, 2014

HOME RUN DERBY @5:00pm to

Kick off tournament.


Day 1- Wednesday April 23, 2014

1:00 Lawrence Academy vs. Southampton

4:30 Rocky Mount Prep vs. Parkway Christian

7:00 Parkway Christian vs. Tarboro


Day 2- Thursday April 24, 2014

1:00 Watauga vs. Southampton

4:30 Watauga vs. Lawrence Academy

7:00 Rocky Mount Prep vs. Tarboro


Day 3- Friday April 25, 2014

1:00 POOL A #3 vs. POOL B #3

4:30 POOL A #2 vs. POOL B #2

7:00 POOL A #1 vs. POOL B #1 (Championship Game)


*= Seeds determined by tiebreaker rules.

Tiebreaker Rules: Seed teams after 2nd day of tournament.

If a 3 way 1-1 tie occurs during pool play, the tiebreaker is as follows:

1. Fewest runs allowed will be first criteria for gaining higher seed

2. If 2 of the 3 teams with 1-1 records have the same number of runs

allowed, more runs scored determines seed.

3. If somehow all 3 teams with 1-1 record finish with same number of