Playoffs dawn for baseball, softball

  • Monday, April 28, 2014

Rob Gantt/Gazette Stratford coach Debra Tolar and the Lady Knights captured the Region 7-AAAA championship.

The regular season gives way to the postseason this week in high school baseball and softball as teams turn their focus toward state championship glory.

Stratford begins the Class AAAA softball playoffs on Thursday at home against the fourth-place team from Region 8-AAAA.

The Lady Knights, Region 7-AAAA champions, will host either Conway or North Augusta on Saturday.

The other top seeds in the four Lower State districts are Lexington, South Florence and Bluffton.

Cane Bay also made the playoffs as the third place team from Region 7-AAAA and travels to Bluffton on Thursday. The Lady Cobras will match up against Carolina Forest or Dutch Fork on Saturday.

The winners of each district will advance to the Lower State final four tournament, which begins May 10.

In Class AAA, Hanahan begins the softball playoffs on Friday at home against the third-place team from Region 7-AAA before meeting the top seed from Region 6 or Brookland-Cayce on Monday.

The Lower State final four tournament begins on Monday, May 12.

Goose Creek’s baseball team is the second seed from Region 7-AAAA and hosts Beaufort on Thursday. Lexington is the top seed in the district and will meet the fourth place team from Region 4-AAAA.

The winners of each district will advance to the Lower State final four tournament, which begins May 10.

Hanahan’s baseball team, seeded fourth in its district, begins the playoffs Friday at Socastee.

The Lower State final four for Class AAA begins May 12.

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