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Jordan-Matthews High School set to play in NCHSAA State Softball Championships this weekend

Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

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Raleigh, NC - The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state fast-pitch softball championships. Siler City's Jordan-Matthews softball team will kick off their championship games against East Rutherford on Friday, June 6 at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh beginning at 8 pm.

The championships are best-of-three series between the Eastern champion and the Western champion, both of whom won best-of-three regional series. From 1995 to 2011, the top four teams in each classification came to Walnut Creek for a double-elimination tournament.

This will mark the 20th annual fast pitch championships and the 40th year for NCHSAA softball. The Raleigh Sports Consortium and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are among the host city sponsors.

 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2014 STATE FAST PITCH SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Walnut Creek Softball Complex, Raleigh

All series are best of three


CLASS 2-A: SILER CITY JORDAN-MATTHEWS (24-4) vs. EAST RUTHERFORD (25-3), Field 2

Friday, June 6: Game 1, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

 


CLASS 4-A: FAYETTEVILLE CAPE FEAR (26-1) vs. ALEXANDER CENTRAL (33-0), Field 4

Friday, June 6: Game 1, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

 

CLASS 3-A: PIKEVILLE CHARLES B. AYCOCK (21-3) vs. SUN VALLEY (24-5), Field 5

Friday, June 6: Game 1, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

 

CLASS 1-A: WHITEVILLE (25-6) vs. NORTH STOKES (26-3), Field 1

Friday, June 6: Game 1, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 2, 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 7: Game 3, if necessary, 2 p.m.

 

NCHSAA FastFacts

Event: 40th annual NCHSAA Softball Championships

Date: June 6-7, 2014

Site: Walnut Creek Softball Complex

First Held: 1975 (slow-pitch); first fast-pitch tournament was in fall of 1994

Qualifiers: Eastern and Western champions meet for state title in best two-of-three series; 64 schools initially qualified for playoffs in each classification

Last year's champions: 1-A: West Wilkes; 2-A: West Stanly; 3-A: Greenville D.H. Conley; 4-A: Alexander Central

Tickets: Eight dollars per game

Of Interest: Only three players in NCHSAA history were three-time Most Valuable Players in the state fast-pitch softball championships: Chelsea Leonard of Central Davidson, Brittany Lehrschall of North Brunswick, and Haley Shelton of East Surry.

 
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