Southwestern Randolph to play state softball finals at UNCG; In baseball, UCA goes back to same site as last year

Southwestern Randolph’s softball team will have to go just one county away to play in the Class 2A state finals this week.

The Cougars will take on Midway in the best-of-3 series at UNC Greensboro.

The Class 4A series between Garner and Weddington also will be at UNCG.

In Class 2A, Game 1 will be at 8 p.m. Friday followed by Game 2 at 2 p.m. Saturday. If a third game is necessary, it’s tentatively set for 8 pm.. Saturday, though it will move to the 5 p.m. slot if a third game isn’t needed in Class 4A.

The other championship series will be held at Duke. That involves East Wilkes vs. Northside-Pinetown in Class 1A and Kings Mountain vs. South Brunswick in Class 3A.


Uwharrie Charter Academy’s bid to repeat as Class 1A champion takes the Eagles back to a familiar spot.

They’ll play the state championship series at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs for the second year in a row.

The teams meet at 8 p.m. Friday and again at 2 p.m. Saturday. A third game, if necessary, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday unless the Class 3A finals, which are also at that venue, is done in two games. That would allow Game 3 in Class 1A to move to 5 p.m.

The Class 3A series involves East Rowan and South Central.

The other two state finals will be contested that Burlington Athletic Stadium. That’s Burns against Greene Central in Class 2A along with Asheville Roberson and Wilmington Ashley in Class 4A.

By Bob Sutton