The North Lincoln Knights will travel to Greensboro Friday for the first game of a 2-out-of-3 series for the NCHSAA 2A Baseball Championship. The Knights will play the Randleman Tigers, regular season co-champs of the PAC7 2A Conference at the UNC-Greensboro baseball field.
The first game is set for 8 PM Friday night (May 31st). The second game of the series will be at 2 PM Saturday (June 1st) and if needed, game 3 will be at 8 PM Saturday night [could be moved up to 5 PM; see further explanation in later paragraph].
The Knights lost one of their Western Region Championship series games to West Lincoln last Thursday. Otherwise, they haven't lost since April 22nd.
The Tigers swept their Eastern Region series in two games; their last loss was a 7-6 game on April 25th to Providence Grove, PAC7 co-champs. They avenged that loss (and another to the same team on April 23rd) in the conference tournament, beating Providence Grove 11-2 on May 2nd to claim the PAC7 2A tournament championship.
North Lincoln will be the home team for game one, and if necessary, for game three. If the other state playoff series being played at UNC-G (Mooresville vs Corinth Holders from Wendell, NC for the 4A title) doesn't require a third game, then the third game of the North Lincoln vs Randleman series would be moved up to 5 PM.
Admission is $20 for all games, $8 for game one or game three only, and $12 for both games 2 & 3.
If you're going to the games, it'll take you about two hours to get there. Directions:
- Get on I-40 east
- Follow I-40 to Patterson St. in Greensboro. Take exit 216 from I-40 toward Greensboro Coliseum area
- Continue on Patterson St., then take West Gate City Blvd. to Walker Ave.
- The UNCG baseball stadium is at 1509 Walker Ave.
- Spectators should park in Walker Deck or Lot 9.
Using GPS, your destination is 1509 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403
If you can't make it to Greensboro, you can watch the games online. Go to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nchsaa and subscribe. It'll cost you $9.95 but you can watch all three games plus other series being played. WLON Radio (1050 AM, 107.5 FM) will broadcast the North Lincoln games. You can also access their audio online at http://www.ktcbroadcasting.com/wlon---lincolnton--nc-1050am---107.5fm.html.