Four county teams to begin baseball playoffs this week
Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Four Covington County baseball teams will begin the path toward a state championship with the first round of the AHSAA state playoffs this week.
Two teams will host opening-round matchups after winning their respective area titles. The other two teams will travel following runner-up finishes.
The champions and runners-up in all areas 1A-6A will advance to the first round at the home site of the area winners according to a pre-drawn bracket for each class. Play is double elimination in a best-two-of-three series. All area runners-up will travel for the first round.
The first and second games of each series will be played as a doubleheader on the first day of the series. The host team will serve as the “home team” in the first game of the series. The traveling team will be the designated “home team” in the second game. The host team will be the home team if the third game is necessary.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association has set the price of admission at $10 for a doubleheader and $8 for a third game. All tickets will be sold through GoFan. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.
Florala (12-2), the 1A Area 2 champion, will host Notasulga (4-5) in a series beginning Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be played Friday, April 21, at noon.
Opp (13-11), the 3A Area 4 champion, will host Saint James (14-12) in a series beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be played Saturday, April 22, at noon.
Red Level (8-7), the 1A Area 3 runner-up, will travel to Central-Hayneville (12-6) in a series beginning Friday at 4 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.
Straughn (10-9), the 3A Area 2 runner-up, will travel to Childersburg (12-8) in a series beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.
First-round winners will advance to the second round scheduled for Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30.
— All playoff dates and times are subject to change.