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1A State Championship Preview



Tiffany Walston

Uwharrie Charter vs. Northside-Pinetown

2024 NCHSAA Baseball State Championships Week

The stage is set, the stakes are high, and the 2024 NCHSAA Baseball State Championships promise to deliver edge-of-your-seat action. This season has been a rollercoaster of epic victories and heartbreaking defeats, and this week’s matchup between Uwharrie Charter  and Northside-Pinetown  is no exception. Fans, brace yourselves for a thrilling battle on the diamond in Raleigh.

Uwharrie Charter Eagles: Soaring to State Finals

The Uwharrie Charter Eagles, ranked 20th in the state, have soared through their season with an impressive 26-6 overall record.

Recent Game Overview

In a commanding performance during Game 3 of the regional series last week, the Eagles dominated Mount Airy with a 12-0 victory, securing their ticket to the state finals this week. Their explosive offense and strong defense were on full display, setting the stage for an exciting championship run.

Northside-Pinetown Panthers: A Force to Be Reckoned With

The Northside-Pinetown Panthers, holding the 31st spot in state rankings, boast a commendable 22-6 overall record.

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Recent Game Overview

The Panthers emerged victorious in the nail-biting Game 3 of their regional series against East Wake Academy last week. In a closely contested battle, they clinched the win with a final score of 4-1. Brandon Arthur was stellar on the mound, pitching six innings and allowing just one earned run while racking up 13 strikeouts. Arthur's season tally now stands at 105 strikeouts, underscoring his dominance and making it clear why opponents have found it tough to score against him.

Offensively, Hunter Chrismon was a standout, going 1-for-1 with a run scored and a stolen base. Holden Boykin also made significant contributions, scoring a run and stealing a base while going 1-for-2.

1A State Championship: Clash of the Titans

The stage is set for an epic showdown as the Panthers and Eagles face off on Friday night at Ting Stadium. With both teams displaying exceptional talent and tenacity, the battle for the state title promises to be a thrilling spectacle. Don't miss the action under the bright lights of the baseball stadium—who will emerge as the state champion? Stay tuned to find out!

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