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High school softball, baseball playoffs commence Thursday

A number of local schools begin their chase for baseball and softball state championships this week.

The baseball state playoffs begin Thursday with Rock Hill, Northwestern and Lewisville playing home games. Rock Hill and Northwestern reached the Upper State championship series last season, with the Trojans advancing to the state finals against Sumter.

Chester, which won Region 3-3A, seeks its first postseason victory in at least 20 years on Friday when it hosts Blue Ridge.

Softball also begins on Thursday, with Northwestern, Clover, Indian Land and Lewisville opening postseason play at home. And South Pointe, which has made the softball state tournament for the first time ever, will take on Blue Ridge.

Bret McCormick •  803-329-4032; Twitter: @BretJust1T

Playoffs begin

Thursday

BASEBALL

Rock Hill (Region 3-4A No. 1) vs. Riverside (Region 2-4A No. 4), 7 p.m.

Northwestern (Region 3-4A No. 2) vs. Dorman (Region 2-4A No. 3)

Nation Ford (Region 3-4A No. 3) at Byrnes (Region 2-4A No. 2), 7 p.m.

York (Region 3-4A No. 4) at J.L. Mann (Region 2-4A No. 1), 7 p.m.

Lewisville (Region 3-A No. 2) vs. Calhoun County (Region 4-A No. 3), 7 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Lewisville (Region 3-A No. 1) vs. Ridge Spring-Monetta (Region 4-A No. 4), 5:30 p.m.

Dorman (Region 2-4A No. 3) at Clover (Region 3-4A No. 2), 6 p.m.

South Pointe (Region 3-3A No. 4) at Blue Ridge (Region 2-3A No. 1), 6 p.m.

Chester (Region 3-3A No. 3) at Chapman (Region 2-3A No. 2), 6 p.m.

Northwestern (Region 3-4A No. 1) vs. J.L. Mann (Region 2-4A No. 4), 6 p.m.

Indian Land (Region 4-2A No. 2) vs. Pelion (Region 3-2A No. 3), 7 p.m.

Fort Mill (Region 3-4A No. 3) at Byrnes (Region 2-4A No. 2) (time unknown as of yet)

Friday

BASEBALL

Chester (Region 3-3A No. 1) vs. Blue Ridge (Region 2-4A No. 4), 7 p.m.

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