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May 8, 2013

Changes made to baseball sectional schedules

When the Atlanta Braves would get rained out on TBS, the SuperStation would often play reruns of The Andy Griffith Show.

For fans of high school baseball, it’s time to whistle that familiar tune all the way to Floyd’s Barber Shop.

Mother Nature has once again dumped buckets of rain all over southern West Virginia, making a mess of the baseball schedules.

The result? A washout on an already delayed slate of sectional baseball games. While many games have been pushed back a day, high school baseball fans will get a real treat — extra baseball.

In Class AAA Region 3, Section 1 — which will be played at Shady Spring High School — Woodrow Wilson and Oak Hill will meet today at 4:30 p.m. The winner will take on Shady Spring immediately following the first game. The two losers will meet on Thursday for an elimination game at 7 p.m.  The championship game will be played Friday at a time to be determined.

For the Class AA tilt, Liberty and Summers County will throw out the first pitch at 4:30 p.m. today at Joseph H. Goddard Field at Independence. The winner will get the Patriots at 7 p.m. with an elimination game scheduled at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

All other games in the region will be played tonight — with everything pushed back a day from the original schedule.

For fans planning on making the trip to the ballpark this evening — be warned. The National Weather Service is predicting more showers throughout the day with a chance of precipitation at 60 percent.

Sectional Pairings

Class AAA Region 3, Section 1

at Shady Spring HS

Wednesday

4:30 p.m.

Game 1: Woodrow Wilson vs. Oak Hill

7:30 p.m.

Game 2: Shady Spring vs. Winner

Thursday

7 p.m.

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser

Friday

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

Saturday

Game 5: Game 4 winner vs. Game 4 loser (if necessary)

Class AAA Region 3, Section 2

Wednesday

Game 1: Greenbrier East at Princeton, 6 p.m.

Thursday

Game 2: Princeton at Greenbrier East, 6 p.m.

Friday

Game 3: Greenbrier East at Princeton, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

Class AA Region 3, Section 1

at Independence HS

Tuesday

Game 1: Liberty vs. Summers County

Wednesday

Game 2: Independence vs. Game 1 winner

Thursday

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser

Friday

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

Saturday

Game 5: Game 4 winner vs. Game 4 loser (if necessary)

Class AA Region 3, Section 2

at Westside High School

all games 6 p.m.

Wednesday

Game 1: Westside vs. Wyoming East

Thursday

Game 2: Westside vs. Wyoming East

Friday

Game 3: Westside vs. Wyoming East (if necessary)

Class AA Region 3, Section 3

at Mount View High School

all games 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Game 1: River View vs. Mount View

Thursday

Game 2: River View vs. Mount View

Friday

Game 3: River View vs. Mount View (if necessary)

Class AA Region 3, Section 4

at Bowen Field, Bluefield

all games 6 p.m.

Wednesday

Game 1: Bluefield vs. PikeView

Thursday

Game 2: James Monroe vs. Game 1 winner

Friday

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser

Saturday

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

Class A Region 3, Section 1

at Greenbrier West HS

Wednesday

Game 1: Meadow Bridge vs. Montcalm, 4 p.m.

Game 2: Greenbrier West vs. Game 1 winner, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday

Game 5: Game 4 winner vs. Game 4 loser (if necessary), 4 p.m.

Class A Region 3, Section 2

at Huse Memorial Park,

Fayetteville

all games 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Game 1: Fayetteville vs. Richwood

Thursday

Game 2: Fayetteville vs. Richwood

Friday

Game 3: Fayetteville vs. Richwood (if necessary)

Class A Region 3, Section 3

at Sherman HS

all games 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Game 1: Van vs. Sherman

Thursday

Game 2: Valley vs. Game 1 winner

Friday

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser

Saturday

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

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