WAXHAW, NC – Baseball teams across the Tri-W area gathered over spring break to compete in the Union County Classic Tournament. This week, teams will play their last regular season conference series in hopes of a favorable seed for the postseason tournament, beginning in May. Read on for tournament results and info on the final week of matchups.
Sun Valley, the host of the first day of last week’s tournament play, is at the top of the Southern Carolina 4A Conference with a conference record of 11-1. Their overall record is 17-2 following a 14-3 tournament win over Parkwood. The Spartans hope to add to their eight-win streak as they play their final regular season series against Porter Ridge. The team has allowed only 87 runs, while scoring 167 of their own.
Parkwood continues to share the top of the Rocky River 2A/3A Conference with West Stanly, holding an undefeated conference record of 12-0. They are 15-5 overall following two tournament losses in the Union County Classic. The Wolf Pack’s first tournament loss came by way of a 7-1 game against East Rowan. Their second loss of the tournament was a 14-3 game against Sun Valley. Parkwood will finish regular season play in a series against West Stanly.
Marvin Ridge earned two wins in the Union County Classic, improving their overall record to 13-7 on the year. Their conference record is currently 7-5, placing the team at third place in the SCC 4A. The Mavericks defeated the East Rowan Mustangs by 8-4 in their first tournament game. They followed up with a 4-3 win over Cox Mill. Their last regular season series of the year will be against the Weddington Warriors.
Although Weddington didn’t compete in the Union County Classic, they did compete against three out of conference teams over spring break. The Warriors earned two losses and one win over the break. They lost 8-2 in a game against the South Central Falcons and 5-1 over Farmville Central. The Warriors’ single spring break win was a 4-3 game over the New Bern Bears.