Two rounds into the N.C. High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs, the only No. 1 seed remaining in the East is 1A Whiteville.
Cardinal Gibbons (4A) was toppled 5-4 by Greenville’s J.H. Rose on Saturday, while Cleveland (3A) fell 5-3 to Topsail on Friday. North Johnston was edged 3-2 by Holly Ridge’s Dixon High, the No. 32 seed, in the first round.
The third round, which is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (but some teams may play Monday to avoid rain), features some great matchups.
When Rose hosts Fuquay-Varina, the two head coaches will have combined for more than 1,450 wins. Rose’s Ronald Vincent is the state’s all-time leader with more than 850 and Fuquay’s Milton Senter joined the 600 club last spring.
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Even with Cleveland out, Triton, Corinth Holders and South Johnston are carrying Two Rivers 3A torch with road games in the third round.
In boys lacrosse, Middle Creek fell in overtime 11-10 at Wilmington’s Hoggard High. Hoggard will host Cardinal Gibbons in the 4A East final on Tuesday.
Second-round scores: 17-J.H. Rose 5, 1-Cardinal Gibbons 4; 24-Fuquay-Varina 5, 25-Jack Britt 1; 4-Green Hope 1, 13-East Wake 0; 12-Pine Forest 2, 28-Athens Drive 1
3-Hoggard 15, 14-Heritage 3; 6-Sanderson 8, 22-Apex 7; 23-New Hanover 6, 26-Panther Creek 5; 2-D.H. Conley 13, 15-Holly Springs 3
Third round games: 17-J.H. Rose vs. 24-Fuquay-Varina; 4-Green Hope vs. 12-Pine Forest; 3-Hoggard vs. 22-Apex; 2-D.H. Conley vs. 23-New Hanover
Second-round scores: 17-Topsail 5, 1-Cleveland 3; 24-Triton 10, 8-Rocky Mount 0; 5-Orange 8, 21-Hunt 5; 13-South Johnston 8, 4-C.B. Aycock 6
19-Corinth Holders 2, 30-Fike 0; 11-Northern Guilford 4, 6-West Craven 3; 7-Rockingham County 7, 10-Northwood 1; 2-West Brunswick 10; 15-Chapel Hill 0
Third round games: 17-Topsail vs. 24-Triton; 5-Orange vs. 13-South Johnston; 11-Northern Guilford vs. 19-Corinth Holders; 2-West Brunswick vs. 7-Rockingham County
Second-round scores: 17-South Columbus 4, 32-Dixon 3; 24-St. Pauls 10, 8-North Pitt 4; 28-Currituck County 2, 12-First Flight 1; 4-Edenton Holmes 4, 13-Midway 3
3-Fairmont 8, 19-Greene Central 0; 11-North Brunswick 9, 6-Croatan 2; 10-South Lenior 4, 7-North Lenoir 1; 15-South Granville 12, 2-Bunn 0
Third round games: 17-South Columbus vs. 24-St. Pauls; 4-Edenton Holmes vs. 28-Currituck County; 3-Fairmont vs. 11-North Brunswick; 10-South Lenoir vs. 15-South Granville
Second-round scores: 1-Whiteville 5, Jones 0; 8-Wallace-Rose Hill 3, 9-Manteo 2; 21-Gates County 8, 5-Riverside (Williamston) 5; 4-Voyager Academy 3, 13-Tarboro 1
14-Princeton 5, 30-Pamlico County 1; 6-Spring Creek (2-0) vs. 11-Rosewood; 7-East Carteret 2, 10-Bear Grass Charter 1; 15-Perquimans 2, 2-Camden County 1
Third round games: 1-Whiteville vs. 8-Wallace-Rose Hill; 4-Voyager Academy vs. 21-Gates County; 6-Spring Creek vs. 14-Princeton; 2-Camden County vs. 7-East Carteret
Second-round scores: 1-Cape Fear 2, 16-South Central 0; 9-Apex 9, 25-Lumberton 1; 5-Fuquay-Varina 6, 12-Jack Britt 5; 20-Wakefield 11, 29-Millbrook 4
14-Hoggard 3, 3-Garner 1; 11-Wake Forest 1, 6-Southern Alamance 0; 10-West Johnston 3, 7-Laney 0; 2-D.H. Conley 4, 15-Hoke County 0
Third round games: 1-Cape Fear vs. 9-Apex; 5-Fuquay-Varina vs. 20-Wakefield; 11-Wake Forest vs. 14-Hoggard; 2-D.H. Conley vs. 10-West Johnston
Second-round scores: 1-C.B. Aycock 5, 16-Triton 1; 8-Orange 3, 9-Eastern Alamance 2; 12-Cleveland 5, 5-West Carteret 3 (8 innings); 4-Lee County 11, 13-Hunt 0
3-Topsail 10, 14-Morehead 0; 6-Northern Nash 4, 22-Havelock 3; 26-Corinth Holders 8, 23-West Brunswick 2; 2-Northwood 4, 15-J.F. Webb 3 (11 innings)
Third round games: 1-C.B. Aycock vs. 8-Orange; 4-Lee County vs. 12-Cleveland; 3-Topsail vs. 6-Northern Nash; 2-Northwood vs. 26-Corinth Holders
Second-round scores: 1-Jordan-Matthews 5, 17-Beddingfield 1; 8-North Johnston 6, 9-West Bladen 3; 12-Washington 5, 5-Currituck County 3; 4-East Duplin 3, 13-Randleman 0
3-Eastern Randolph 9, 19-Roanoke Rapids 8; 11-Greene Central 8, 6-South Lenoir 5; 10-Bunn 9, 7-South Columbus 1; 2-South Granville 2, 18-Providence Grove 1
Third round games: 1-Jordan-Matthews vs. 8-North Johnston; 4-East Duplin vs. 5-Currituck County; 3-Eastern Randolph vs. 11-Greene Central; 2-South Granville vs. 7-South Columbus
Second-round scores: 1-Princeton 3, 16-East Columbus 2; 8-East Carteret 6, 9-Camden County 1; 28-Spring Creek 13, 21-Jones 2; 4-Perquimans 7, 13-Franklin Academy 1
14-Northside (Pinetown) 7, 3-South Creek 1; 6-Louisburg 7, 11-Riverside (Williamston) 5; 7-North Duplin 3, 23-Gates County 0; 2-Trask 4, 15-Manteo 3
Third round games: 1-Princeton vs. 8-East Carteret; 4-Perquimans vs. 28-Spring Creek; 6-Louisburg vs. 14-Northside (Pinetown); 2-Trask vs. 7-North Duplin
Second-round scores: 1-Clayton 3, 17-Jack Britt 1; 24-Athens Drive 4, 25-New Bern 0; 4-Leesville Road 1, 20-Apex 0; 28-Holly Springs 2, 12-Fuquay-Varina 1 (PKs)
30-Panther Creek 3, 14-Knightdale 1; 22-Sanderson 1, 6-Green Hope 0; 26-Middle Creek 4, 23-Wakefield 1; 2-Cardinal Gibbons 3, 18-Heritage 1
Third round games: 1-Clayton vs. 24-Athens Drive; 4-Leesville Road vs. 28-Holly Springs; 22-Sanderson vs. 30-Panther Creek; 2-Cardinal Gibbons vs. 26-Middle Creek
Second-round scores: 17-Hunt 2, 1-Terry Sanford 1 (PKs); 9-Swansboro 7. 25-Eastern Alamance 0; 4-Chapel Hill 5, 13-Union Pines 2; 5-Northern Guilford 3, 12-Northwood 0
3-Corinth Holders 2, 19-West Carteret 1; 6-Fike vs. 11-Williams (Late Sat.); 10-Rocky Mount 3, 26-Richlands 1; 2-Jacksonville 11, 18-Orange 2
Third round games: 9-Swansboro vs. 17-Hunt; 4-Chapel Hill vs. 5-Northern Guilford; 3-Corinth Holders vs. TBA; 2-Jacksonville vs. 10-Rocky Mount
Second-round scores: 1-Carrboro 9, 16-Beddingfield 0; 25-Midway 3, 24-North Pitt 2; 5-N.C. School of Science and Math 6, 21-Jordan-Matthews 0; 4-Clinton 5, 13-South Granville 0
3-Dixon 4, 19-Roanoke Rapids 0; 11-Currituck County 2, 27-East Duplin 1; 7-First Flight 4, 10-East Bladen 1; 18-Southwest Onslow 1, 2-Trinity 0
Third round games: 1-Carrboro vs. 25-Midway; 5-N.C. School of Science and Math vs. 4-Clinton; 3-Dixon vs. 11-Currituck County; 7-First Flight vs. 18-Southwest Onslow
Second-round scores: 1-Franklin Academy 9, 17-East Wake Academy 0; 8-Woods Charter 2, 9-Lejeune 0; 4-East Carteret 2,. 13-Raleigh Charter 0; 12-Camden County 2, 28-Neuse Charter 1
3-Whiteville 8, 14-James Kenan 1; 6-Trask 1, 11-West Columbus 0; 7-Manteo vs. 10-Rosewood (No score available); 2-Spring Creek 5, 18-Princeton 1
Third round games: 1-Franklin Academy vs. 8-Woods Charter; 4-East Carteret vs. 12-Camden County; 2-Spring Creek vs. 10-Rosewood
Third round Monday: Green Hope at Millbrook; Enloe at Panther Creek
Third round Monday: Fike at Union Pines; Terry Sanford at Chapel Hill
Third round Monday: Durham School of the Arts at N.C. School of Science and Math; North Johnston at Providence Grove
Third round Monday: Gates County at Riverside (Williamston); Voyager Academy at Raleigh Charter
Fourth round: Hoggard 11, Middle Creek 10 (OT); Cardinal Gibbons 11, Leesville Road 5
East final: Cardinal Gibbons at Hoggard
Third round: Chapel Hill 11, Jacksonville 10; Carrboro 10, Cedar Ridge 9
East final: Chapel Hill at Carrboro
Fourth-round scores: Cardinal Gibbons 17, Hoggard 7; Wakefield 8, Broughton 7
East final: Wakefield at Cardinal Gibbons