High School Sports

Baseball, softball playoff schedules in disarray

A number of elimination games in the state baseball and softball playoffs were either suspended or washed out on Monday night. The threatening weather in the state today could mean more cancellations that would force some district championship games to be pushed back to Thursday at the earliest.

Spring Valley’s baseball team made the long drive to Gaffney for a 4A District I elimination game, only to get right back on the bus and head for home. Pelion’s 2A District VIIL elimination game with Timberland was washed out on Monday and Panthers coach Barry Fogle said there is only about a “20%” chance of the game being played tonight on his field after heavy overnight rain and the threat of more during the day.

In softball, Lugoff-Elgin had an early 8-0 lead at Chapman on Monday before a storm rolled in to suspend play.

The rest of the area elimination games rained on Monday included: Sumter vs. West Ashley in 4A District VI baseball, A.C. Flora vs. Union in 3A District III baseball, Dreher vs. Darlington in 3A District VI baseball, Batesburg-Leesville vs. Woodruff in 2A District I baseball, Sumter vs. Berkeley in 4A District V softball, Lexington vs. Colleton County in 4A District VII softball, Brookland-Cayce vs. Swansea in 3A District VI softball, Airport vs. Marlboro County in 3A District V softball, Batesburg-Leesville vs. Pendleton in 2A District II softball and Mid-Carolina vs. Palmetto in 2A District IV softball.

The Pendleton at Batesburg-Leesville game has already been cancelled today, and is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Mid-Carolina game was scheduled for Saturday, but was moved to Monday because of the swine flu scare in Newberry County that closed schools on Friday and Monday.