HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS: Foard wins 2A baseball opener, next game on Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Fred T. Foard High is back in the second round of the state baseball playoffs after opening this year’s tournament with a 4-2 home victory over Wilkes Central on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (12-9), seeded No. 16, now await the winner of Wednesday’s No. 32 North Wilkes (9-13) at No. 1 North Lincoln (21-2) game.

Fred T. Foard (12-9) plays its next state 2A baseball tournament game on Saturday, either at home against North Wilkes or at North Lincoln at a time to be determined.

Wilkes Central, a No. 17 seed, finished 12-13.

If North Wilkes wins, Foard will be at home Saturday in the second round at a game time to be determined; if North Lincoln wins, the Tigers travel to North Lincoln (game time also to be determined).

Foard, 6-3 at home this season, picked up career win No. 126 on Tuesday for head coach Channon Vogel, evening his 10-year record at Foard at (unofficially) 126-126.

The Tigers are 14-14 in the baseball postseason since the 1984 season.

A season ago, when playing in 3A prior to statewide realignment kicking in this school year, Foard was the West No. 6 seed and got to the third round before falling 3-2 at second-seeded Marvin Ridge in the third round.

The Tigers haven’t been deeper in the state baseball playoffs than the third round (twice) since 1984. They played for a state baseball title in the mid-1970s.

No game details for the win over Wilkes Central were available.


Marvin Ridge 28, St. Stephens 6

The host Indians were eliminated in the second round on Tuesday night, giving up 17 unanswered goals after Marvin Ridge was ahead 5-4 at one point.

Dylan McFarland and Matt Hainor each had two first-half goals for St. Stephens, which finished 13-5.

The Indians advanced to the second round of the bracket with an 11-10 win over Sun Valley.

Marvin Ridge improved to 16-3.

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