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5/23/2019 9:24:00 AM
North Lincoln At West Lincoln Thursday 5:30 PM
NCHSAA 2A Baseball Western Region Championship Series

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

Game 2 of the Western Region Championship series of NCHSAA Baseball 2A division will be played at West Lincoln Thursday at 5:30 PM.  

In game one Tuesday night at North, North Lincoln won a pitchers' duel  as Joey Cobb allowed just three hits over six-and-two-thirds innings, struck out 10 and didn't issue a base on balls. West Lincoln's Chris Moxley also threw a great game.   He allowed three runs, but only five hits, struck out six batters and only the last of those runs--in the sixth inning--was earned.

While there will be no radio broadcast of Thursday's game, if you in a location with internet access, you can hear the game on  online.  The school made the arrangements for the internet coverage because they have banned one of the announcers fromWLON radio, which has done games at other area schools including North Lincoln.  The ban relates to an incident several years ago and school officials have refused to state the reason for the ban--either to WLON owner Calvin Hastings or to the Lincoln Herald, telling us when we asked "you wouldn't understand" and refusing to elaborate further.

If North Lincoln wins Thursday night, they'll advance to the state 2A championship series against the winner of a series between Washington, NC & Randleman.  Randleman won the first game of that series Tuesday night 4-2.  They also play their second game Thursday night, but their Eastern Championship finale (if a third game is necessary) will be Saturday.

If West Lincoln wins Thursday night, the Rebels will need to win the third game Friday night (7 PM) at North Lincoln.  Then they would advance to the state championship series.

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