Area teams hold No. 2 seeds for state playoffs in baseball, softball

Caleb Stickle and the Uwharrie Charter Academy baseball team are diving into the state playoffs this week. (P.J. Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

Baseball teams from Randleman and Uwharrie Charter Academy and the Southwestern Randolph softball team all landed No. 2 seeds in the West Region for the state playoffs.

Brackets were unveiled Monday. Play begins Tuesday.

Teams that advance will be slated to play second-round games Friday.

Here’s a look where Randolph County teams were seeded:


Randleman (20-4) welcomes No. 31 seed Reidsville (11-14) for the first round in Class 2-A.

A victory would mean that No. 15 Forbush (20-7) or No. 18 Providence Grove (14-10) would visit Randleman later in the week. Randleman won two of three games this season vs. Providence Grove.

Southwestern Randolph (9-14) took the last spot in the Class 2-A bracket, meaning a trip to top-seeded Burns (20-4). The winner of that game faces either No. 16 Trinity (15-10) or No. 17 East Gaston (13-9) in the second round.

Wheatmore (8-13) made the field as the No. 29 seed in Class 2-A so the Warriors go to No. 4 seed West Stokes (20-4).

In Class 1-A, UCA (14-10) is home against No. 31 seed Queen’s Grant (8-10). A potential second-round game looms against either No. 15 Murphy or No. 18 Bishop McGuinness.

Eastern Randolph (4-17) is seeded No. 21, visiting No. 12 seed Mount Airy (14-12).

In Class 3-A, No. 26 seed Asheboro (12-11) heads to No. 7 seed Enka (12-10).


Southwestern Randolph (19-1) takes on No. 31 seed East Davidson (10-8) in the Class 2-A first round.

The Cougars could have a rematch from the PAC Tournament final in the second round later this week. If Southwestern Randolph wins, it would take on the winner between No. 15 seed Providence Grove (13-8) and No. 18 seed West Caldwell (21-6).

Randleman (7-15) is the No. 29 seed and goes to fourth-seeded West Stanly (23-1).

In Class 1-A, fourth-seeded Eastern Randolph (15-5) has a home date with No. 29 seed Bradford Prep (4-7).

No. 15 seed UCA (12-8) is home vs. No. 18 seed Highland Tech (11-7).


By Randolph Record