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Written by Mike Kelly   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 15:32

The pairings have been released for the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference baseball tournament, which begins at the higher seeds Tuesday night.

 

 

 

The Watauga High baseball team is a No.6 seed, and the Pioneers will open tournament play at Morganton-Patton Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA and GoBlueridge.net.

 

The Panthers (14-7 overall; 10-4 NW3A-4A) , the No.3 seed, has beaten WHS (10-13; 4-10) twice this season. Patton took advantage of five WHS errors in their first meet in Morganton on March 27 and beat the Pioneers, 9-7.

 

The Pioneers blew a 4-0 first-inning lead in that game. A three-run fourth inning broke WHS' back in that game. Will Kirk had a two-run single that gave Patton an 8-7 lead.

 

In their second meeting in Boone on April 17, the Panthers beat WHS, 3-1. Brock Toner, who is 1-0 with a save against the Pioneers this season, went the distance and held WHS to just one run, unearned, on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

 

The semifinals and the championship game will be played at MS Deal Stadium in Granite Falls, N.C., Friday and Saturday. South Caldwell defeated Alexander Central in the finals last year. The Spartans have won eight of the last nine tournament championships (2005-2010, 2012-13).

 

The Pioneers won the title in 2011, their third tournament championship in school history.

 

 

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A CDNFERENCE TOURNAMENT

FIRST-ROUND GAMES

TUESDAY, MAY 6

No.6 WATAUGA @ No.3 PATTON, 6:30 P.M.

No.8 FREEDOM @ No.1 SOUTH CALDWELL, 7 p.m.

No.7 ST. STEPHENS @ No.2 FRED T. FOARD, 7 p.m.

No.5 HICKORY @ No.4 HIBRITEN, 7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 9

SEMIFINALS

MS DEAL STADIUM

GRANITE FALLS, N.C.

 

FREEDOM-SOUTH CALDWELL WINNER v. HICKORY-HIBRITEN WINNER, 4:30 p.m.

WHS-PATTON WINNER v. ST. STEPHENS-FRED T. FOARD WINNER, 7 P.M.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 10

MS DEAL STADIUM

GRANITE FALLS, N.C.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, 7 P.M.

 

 

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

SOFTBALL


TUESDAY, MAY 6

No.27 WATAUGA @ No.2 ST. STEPHENS, 6 P.M.

No.8 HICKORY @ No.1 SOUTH CALDWELL, 6 P.M.

No.6 HIBRITEN @ No.3 FREEDOM, 6 P.M.

No.5 PATTON @ No.4 FRED T. FOARD, 6 P.M.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 9

HIGHLAND RECREATION CENTER

HICKORY, N.C.


SEMIFINALS

WHS-ST. STEPHENS WINNER v. HIBRITEN-FREEDOM WINNER, 5 P.M.

HICKORY-SOUTH CALDWELL WINNER v. PATTON-FOARD WINNER, 5 P.M.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

30 MINUTES FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE LAST SEMIFINAL GAME

RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 10

 

  
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