The lights on East Columbus’ baseball field are not working, so the start time for Thursday’s key East Bladen at East Columbus game has been moved up to 5 p.m. for the varsity game. The JV game will begin at 3 p.m.
Coach Grant Pait’s Eagles are 5-1 in Three Rivers Conference play and have only Thursday’s game and a game on June 11th at West Bladen remaining. East Columbus is 4-0 in league play and has league games left at Red Springs, at Fairmont and at West Columbus left on their schedule along with Thursday’s game.
East Bladen needs only 1 win in their final 2 games to clinch the No. 1 Class 2A state playoff bid from the Three Rivers. The Eagles can clinch at least a share of the TRC championship by winning both of their final 2 games.