WAXHAW, NC – Baseball teams in the Tri-W area are battling for conference superiority with hopes of earning a favorable seed in the conference tournament. The tournament will follow regular season play, deciding which teams will play in the state playoffs. Standings are shifting almost daily, but one team in the SCC 4A is holding strong in first place. Here is a look at what’s been going on in Tri-W baseball and what’s to come.
Sun Valley continues to top the Southern Carolina 4A Conference with an undefeated conference record and an overall record of 9-1. The Spartans will continue conference play against Piedmont this week in a three-game series. They will follow with a three-game series against Cuthbertson from April 11-14. Porter Ridge follows closely behind the Spartans in conference standings with a 5-1 SCC record.
Third place in the SCC 4A standings belongs to Marvin Ridge. The Mavericks hold a conference record of 2-3 and an overall record of 6-5. The team lost a series against Sun Valley that ended Friday two games to one. This week Marvin Ridge will play a series against Porter Ridge featuring two away games and one at home. Going into Friday’s conference win against Sun Valley, the Mavericks were facing a three-loss streak that was broken by their 7-3 victory.
Cuthbertson is in fourth place in the SCC, holding a 2-4 conference record and a 3-6-1 record overall. They are on a two-loss streak following a series against Porter Ridge. Cuthbertson earned a win in the first game of the series, falling 8-2 and 7-0 in the final two games. This week, Cuthbertson will play in a three-game series against Weddington, followed by a series against Sun Valley.
A 9-1 win over Piedmont in the third game of last week’s series placed Weddington ahead of the Panthers in conference standings, moving the Warriors out of last place. They are 5-6 overall this season, holding a conference record of 2-4. Continuing conference play this week, Weddington will face Cuthbertson in one away game and two at home. The Warriors will play a three-game series against Porter Ridge next week.
Parkwood is on a six-game win streak after sweeping Central Academy in last week’s series. The Wolf Pack only allowed for two total runs in the three games, scoring 26 of their own. Parkwood will continue conference play this week in a series against the Monroe Redhawks, followed by three games against Anson next week.