Four area baseball teams still alive|Pam Pack travel to Wilson Fike

Published 9:18 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009

By By Kevin Travis
Sports Editor

Washington is among four area teams still alive in the N.C. High School Athletic Association state baseball playoffs.
The Pam Pack (12-10), which upset Hertford County 2-1 in Friday’s first-round game, travels to Wilson to battle the Fike Golden Demons in tonight’s second-round contest. Washington is the fourth seed out of the Coastal Conference. Fike (13-8), the third seed from the NEW 6 Conference, upset Charles B. Aycock 6-0 in the first round.
The winner of today’s game, slated for a 7 p.m. start, will face either D.H. Conley (15-9), the Coastal Conference’s top seed, or West Brunswick (18-5), the Mideastern Conference’s top seed, in the third round.
1-A Playoffs
Jamesville, Plymouth and Creswell are the lone remaining 1-A area teams still playing for a state title.
The Jamesville Bullets (9-0), which went undefeated in Tideland Conference action and posted a 5-4 first-round win over Manteo, will play host to East Bladen. East Bladen (13-7), the second seed in the Southeastern Conference, knocked off Williamston 7-5 in the first round.
The Plymouth Vikings (11-10) will be on the road for tonight’s second-round game. Plymouth, the Albemarle Conference’s No. 2 seed and a 12-2 winner over Roanoke last week, pays a visit to Louisburg. The Warriors (17-3), a 17-0 winner over Cape Hatteras, are the Tar Roanoke Conference champions.
The Jamesville-East Bladen and Plymouth-Louisburg winners meet in Friday’s third-round game.
The Creswell Tigers (5-2), the second seed from the Tideland Conference, are at home against Princeton. Creswell advanced to the second round with a 13-4 drubbing of North Edgecombe. The Princeton Bulldogs (10-14), a wild-card entry out of the Carolina Conference, upset Southside 11-4 in the first round.
The winner takes on the survivor between Gates County (14-5), the Tar Roanoke No. 2 seed, and Perquimans (14-6), the top seed from the Albemarle Conference.