East Bladen, West Bladen Baseball Teams Play Friday In State Playoffs
The East Bladen and West Bladen baseball teams are scheduled to play Friday in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A playoffs.
No. 25 seed West Bladen will travel to Beaufort to play East Carteret at 6 p.m.
The Knights (14-8) knocked off No. 8 seed Heide Trask 9-5 on Tuesday. No. 9 East Carteret defeated No. 24 Edenton Holmes 4-2 on Wednesday as Alex Doans and Brody Nelson hit home runs. East Carteret is 16-8 and finished second in the Coastal Plains 1-A/2-A Conference. The Mariners are the lone 2-A team in the six-team conference.
East Bladen (12-10) will play at Southeastern Athletic Conference foe Midway (21-2) at 6:30 p.m.
The Raiders are the East’s top seed and defeated Bunn 6-1 on Tuesday. East Bladen rallied to beat East Duplin 6-5 on Tuesday. Midway defeated the Eagles twice during the regular season, winning 1-0 in eight innings at home and beating East Bladen 8-4 at Russell Priest Field.
The concession stand at Midway will sell pork chop sandwiches for $5, hot dogs for $2 as well as popcorn, candy, drinks, water, peanuts, and Gatorade.
Admission to the games is $7.
If East Bladen and West Bladen both win Friday, the teams would play a third-round game at East Bladen tentatively on May 16.