Eagles know site, but not foe for Class 1-A state finals

Uwharrie Charter Academy pitcher Brett Smith will be throwing off the Ting Stadium mound in Holly Springs in the Class 1-A state finals. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

ASHEBORO – The baseball team from Uwharrie Charter Academy knows where it will play its Class 1-A state championship series.

The Eagles will have to wait a little longer to learn their opponent.

UCA (20-10) wrapped up the West Region title by winning Thursday night at Eastern Randolph to complete a two-game swept of the best-of-3 three regional finals.

It’s not so clear in the East Region. North Moore (21-8) and Voyager Academy (22-6) each have won a game apiece. Their series finale slated for Saturday night in Durham was postponed.

The teams have reset Game 3 for 2 p.m. Monday at Durham Athletic Park.

The road team has won each game. North Moore won 4-2 on Wednesday night. Game 2 was Friday night, with Voyager Academy winning 8-1 to extend the series.

UCA coach Rob Shore said Saturday night that he has been informed by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association that the Eagles will play in the state finals at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs. It will be one of two title series at that site, while two other classifications will meet at Burlington Athletic Stadium.

Shore is awaiting the specific game times, but Game 1 will be Friday and Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3 will be Saturday.

Shore attended Game 2 of the East Region finals Friday night. He said he’s uncertain if he’ll be present for Monday’s Game 3.

By Bob Sutton