Five County teams to play for District Baseball titles
By Jed Blackwell/The Spartanburg Sports Report
Five Spartanburg County baseball teams will compete for District baseball titles on Monday night, with three in the driver’s seat and two trying to battle back from the losers’ bracket.
In the 5A District III playoffs, the No. 1-seeded Boiling Springs Bulldogs will host T.L. Hanna. The Bulldogs advanced with a 9-0 win over Clover in the District’s opening game and won a 1-0 thriller over Laurens to grab a spot in the final.
In 3A District II, No. 3 seed Woodruff will host No. 1 seed Palmetto. The Wolverines won a road game against Indian Land before downing Walhalla 4-3 in 10 innings to earn their spot in the final.
In 2A District I, Chesnee will host Ninety-Six for the District championship. The Eagles beat Keenan 10-0 before Chase Botts delivered a walk-off 1-0 victory over Ninety-Six in extra innings to send the Eagles to the title game.
For two other teams, the road will be a little more difficult, as they’ll have to defeat their opponents twice to advance.
In 2A District II, Landrum will visit Abbeville. The Cardinals fell to the Panthers 1-0 in Thursday’s second round before downing Andrew Jackson 5-2 to avoid elimination.
In 3A District I, Chapman will travel to Seneca needing two wins. The Panthers fell to the Bobcats on Friday, then beat Chester 6-2 on Saturday to get back to the District final
All five District championship games will begin at 5 p.m., with the home teams needing just one win in two opportunities to advance to their respective Upper State brackets. If necessary, Game Two will begin a half-hour after the conclusion of the first contest. A coin-flip will determine the home team.