CHAPEL HILL - Providence and Sun Valley are playing today in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 2021 Baseball Championships.
In 4A, top-seeded Providence (14-2) will play fifth seed Northwest Guilford (13-3). Providence defeated Lake Norman 10-2 in the second round and Ragsdale 2-1 in the first round.
Myers Park defeated Jordan 9-1 in the first round before losing to Reagan 4-3 in the second round. Porter Ridge defeated Ardrey Kell 9-5 in the first round and lost to McDowell 5-4 in the second round.
In 3A, 11th seed Sun Valley (13-3) will play second seed St. Stephens (11-3). Sun Valley defeated East Rowan 5-4 in the second round and Southwest Guilford 7-1 in the first round.
Cuthbertson defeated Asheville 12-3 in the first round before losing to St. Stephens 5-1 in the second round. Marvin Ridge defeated Northwest Cabarrus 2-1 in the first round and lost to T.C. Roberson 7-6 in the second round.
The fourth round will be the regional finals and will be a single-game format rather than a best-of-three series.