LAURINBURG — The Southeastern conference has three teams still competing for a chance to advance to the 4A state baseball and softball tournament.
No. 9 Pinecrest is the remaining SEC baseball team in the 4A East after defeating No. 7 Leesville Road, 2-1 on Friday. The Patriots will host No. 16 Fuquay-Varina tonight at 6 p.m. in Southern Pines.
Winners from tonight’s game will advance to the fourth round on Friday, May 19 with the regionals to follow on May 23 and the 4A state baseball chamionship on June 2-3.
On the softball diamond, the unlikely No. 22 seeded Hoke County Lady Bucks upended No. 9 Lumberton, 7-3 on Friday to advance to the third round. Hoke County will travel to Cape Fear tonight at 6 p.m. to take on the No. 1 Lady Colts. On the opposite side of the bracket, No. 2 Richmond defeated No. 14 Providence, 6-3 and will host No. 11 Davie tonight at 7 p.m.
The fourth round of the 4A softball tournament will be held on Friday, May 19 followed by the regionals on May 23 and the 4A state softball championship on June 2.
No. 1 J.H. Rose vs. No. 10 Heritage
11 Cardinal Gibbons vs. No. 4 Holly Springs
No. 3 Jordan vs. No. 16 Fuquay – Varina
No. 9 Pinecrest vs. No. 16 Fuquay-Varina
No. 5 Cape Fear vs. No. 2 New Hanover
No. 1 T.C. Roberson vs. No. 10 North Davidson
No. 5 Providence vs. No. 12 Myers Park
No. 3 Southeast Guilford vs. No. 6 South Caldwell
No. 27 Mooresville vs. No. 2 Lake Norman
No. 1 Cape Fear vs. No. 22 Hoke County
No. 3 South Central vs. No. 7 Holly Springs
No. 4 Southern Alamance vs. No. 5 Garnder Magnet
No. 10 D.H. Conley vs. No. 2 Heritage
No. 1 Alexander Central vs. No. 5 Southwest Guilford
No. 7 South Caldwell vs. No. 3 North Davidson
No. 2 Richmond vs. No. 11 Davie
No. 10 Mooresville vs. No. 6 Charlotte Catholic