Four area baseball teams still alive|Pam Pack travel to Wilson Fike
Published 9:18 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009
By By Kevin Travis
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 Fridays first-round game, travels to Wilson to battle the Fike Golden Demons in tonights 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 todays game, slated for a 7 p.m. start, will face either D.H. Conley (15-9), the Coastal Conferences top seed, or West Brunswick (18-5), the Mideastern Conferences top seed, in the third round.
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 tonights second-round game. Plymouth, the Albemarle Conferences 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 Fridays 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.