Prep Talk | Region baseball, softball races coming down to the wire

April 17, 2013 

Area softball and baseball teams have no more than three games left - and in many cases, only one.

However, so far, only one region championship involving Grand Strand teams has been determined. The Carolina Forest softball team locked up the Region VI-AAAA crown Tuesday night with a win over South Florence. On the flip side, only one area team (Carolina Forest baseball) has been eliminated from the playoff hunt.

As for the rest? Let's just say there's plenty of anticipation and scoreboard watching going on.

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Here's a fairly complete breakdown of where everyone stands going into the final days of the regular season for the regions whose standings have been tabulated.

Region VI-AAAA Baseball

1. West Florence 8-2

2. Conway, Sumter 6-4

4. Carolina Forest 4-8

5. South Florence 2-8

Wednesday’s games:

Conway at South Florence

Sumter at South Florence

Guaranteed playoff spots: West Florence, Conway, Sumter

Eliminated from playoffs: Carolina Forest, South Florence

Breakdown:

West Florence wins region title with one victory.

If Conway and Sumter finish tied, Conway will finish higher courtesy of head-to-head tie-breaker over Sumter.

If all three teams finish 8-4, Conway would earn No. 1 seed via head-to-head tie-breakers over both teams.

Region VI-AAAA Softball

1. Carolina Forest 6-1

2. South Florence 4-3

3. Conway 2-3

4. Sumter 2-4

5. West Florence 1-4

Guaranteed playoff spot: Carolina Forest (region title, No. 1 seed for playoffs)

Remaining games this week:

Carolina Forest: at Conway (Friday)

Conway: vs. Sumter (make-up, Wednesday) at West Florence (Thursday) vs. Carolina Forest (Friday)

NOTE: Sumter's game against West Florence originally scheduled for Wednesday was moved to Monday to accommodate Conway's schedule. The Tigers have non-region games set for Monday and Tuesday.

Region VIII-AAA Baseball

1. St. James 8-1

2. Socastee 6-2

3. Myrtle Beach 6-3

4. Georgetown, North Myrtle Beach 2-6

6. Wilson 1-7

Guaranteed playoff spots: St. James, Socastee, Myrtle Beach

Remaining games this week:

St. James: at Socastee (Friday)

Socastee: vs. Wilson (make-up, Wednesday) vs. St. James (Friday)

Myrtle Beach: vs. North Myrtle Beach (Friday)

Georgetown: at North Myrtle Beach (make-up, Wednesday), at Wilson (Friday)

North Myrtle Beach: vs. Georgetown (make-up, Wednesday), at Myrtle Beach (Friday)

Region VII-AAA Softball

1. St. James 8-1

2. Socastee 6-2

3. Georgetown 5-3

4. Myrtle Beach 4-5

5. North Myrtle Beach 2-6

6. Wilson 0-8

Guaranteed playoff spot: St. James, Socastee, Georgetown

This week:

St. James: at Socastee (Friday)

Socastee: at Wilson (Make up, Wednesday), vs. St. James (Friday)

Georgetown: at North Myrtle Beach (make-up, Wednesday), at Wilson (Friday)

Myrtle Beach: vs. North Myrtle Beach (Friday)

North Myrtle Beach: vs. Georgetown (make-up, Wednesday), at Myrtle Beach (Friday)

Region VIII-AA Baseball

1. Aynor 8-1

2. Waccamaw 7-2

3. Dillon 6-3

4. Loris 3-5

5. Marion 1-7

6. Mullins 0-9

Guaranteed playoff spot: Aynor, Dillon, Waccamaw

Remaining games this week:

Aynor: at Waccamaw (Thursday)

Waccamaw: at Mullins (Tuesday) vs. Aynor (Thursday)

Loris: vs. Marion (Tuesday – no score reported), vs. Mullins (Friday)

Region VIII-AA Softball

1. Waccamaw, Dillon 8-1

3. Aynor 6-3

4. Loris 3-5

5. Marion 1-7

6. Mullins 0-9

Guarantee playoff spot: Waccamaw, Dillon, Aynor

This week:

Waccamaw: vs. Aynor (Friday)

Aynor: at Waccamaw (Friday)

Loris: vs. Marion (Tuesday – no score reported), at Mullins (Friday)

If Waccamaw and Dillon both win Friday, teams will play a one-game playoff to determine region title and No. 1 playoff seed.

Region VIII-A Softball

1. Latta 4-2

2. Johnsonville 4-4

3. Lake View 3-3

4. Green Sea-Floyds, Hannah-Pamplico 3-4

Wednesday’s games:

Lake View at Hannah-Pamplico

Latta at Green Sea-Floyds

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