No rest for four 4A Midlands teams

05/02/2014 10:13 AM

05/02/2014 10:15 AM

Four Midlands teams in the Class 4A baseball and softball playoffs get back to work on Friday.

Blythewood’s baseball and softball teams host second-round District 2 game today at 6:30 p.m. Dutch Fork’s baseball team will host Wando in a District 8 semifinal at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Spring Valley hosts White Knoll in a District 6 softball elimination game at 6 p.m.

The defending Upper State champion Bengals baseball team (18-6) managed just three hits in their opener against Laurens, but prevailed by a 4-3 count. Blythewood takes on Fort Mill, a 3-2 winner over Gaffney, with the survivor advancing to the district championship round on May 7.

In softball, the Bengals (21-6) take on Clover. Blythewood was a 5-0 winner over Greenwood last night, while Clover romped, 7-0, against Boiling Springs. The teams have never met in postseason play.

Dutch Fork (18-6) has a surprise home game against Wando, which upset top seed Ashley Ridge, 2-1, last night. The Silver Foxes, the No. 2 seed in District 8, are looking to reach the district finals for the first time in three years.

White Knoll (8-19) is coming off a first-round loss to South Florence, while Spring Valley suffered a setback at Summerville.

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