Max Wotell improved to 8-0 on the mound and Marvin Ridge pulled away with a six-run inning during an easy home win over Asheboro in the third round of the 3A baseball playoffs. The victory sets up a quarterfinal showdown at home against archrival Weddington on Tuesday.
Porter Ridge, the defending 4A state champions in softball, cruised into the quarterfinal round with a 12-2 win over Olympic. The Pirates host 28-1 Alexander Central in the fourth round.
Piedmont has reached the third round for the second straight year, and now the Panthers face conference rival West Stanly in the third round. Defending state champion Porter Ridge, SCC champion Marvin Ridge and RRC champ Cuthbertson are also alive in the postseason.
The Warriors have turned it up in the postseason, just like they did last year on the way to the 3A state championship. Weddington — one of four Union County baseball teams still alive in the third round — travels to Charlotte Catholic on Friday.
Marvin Ridge had a big day at the plate in Tuesday's second-round playoff win over Cox Mill. The Mavericks will host Asheboro in the third round on Friday night.
Senior pitcher Cameron Price won his sixth straight game and helped Piedmont improve to 24-2 with a 6-1 home win over Salisbury in the second round of the 2A playoffs on Tuesday. The Panthers will host Trinity in the third round on Friday.