2021 Area IV Playoffs

Hon Dines

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Area IV Playoffs: July 4-25

First round: July 4-8 (best-of-5)

West-1 (Cherryville or Cleveland County) vs. East-8 (BYE)
BYE

East-4 (Pineville) vs. West-5 (Maiden)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

East-2 (Lincoln) vs. West-7 (Caldwell)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

West-3 (Rutherford) vs. East-6 (Gastonia)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

East-1 (Mint Hill) vs. West-8 (Hickory)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

West-4 (Burke) vs. East-5 (Queen City)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

West-2 (Cherryville or Caldwell) vs. East-7 (Union)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

East-3 (Gaston Braves) vs. West-6 (Asheville)
Game 1: July 4
Game 2: July 5
Game 3: July 6
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8

Quarterfinals: July 9-13 (best-of-5)

West-1/East-8 vs. East-4/West-5
Game 1: July 9
Game 2: July 10
Game 3: July 11
Game 4 (if necessary): July 12
Game 5 (if necessary): July 13

East-2/West-7 vs. West-3/East-6
Game 1: July 9
Game 2: July 10
Game 3: July 11
Game 4 (if necessary): July 12
Game 5 (if necessary): July 13

East-1/West-8 vs. West-4/East-5
Game 1: July 9
Game 2: July 10
Game 3: July 11
Game 4 (if necessary): July 12
Game 5 (if necessary): July 13

West-2/East-7 vs. East-3/West-6
Game 1: July 9
Game 2: July 10
Game 3: July 11
Game 4 (if necessary): July 12
Game 5 (if necessary): July 13

Semifinals: July 14-19 (best-of-5)

West-1/East-8/East-4/West-5 vs. East-2/West-7/West-3/East-6
Game 1: July 14
Game 2: July 15
Game 3: July 16
Game 4 (if necessary): July 17
Game 5 (if necessary): July 18
rain date: July 19

East-1/West-8/West-4/East-5 vs. West-2/East-7/East-3/West-6
Game 1: July 14
Game 2: July 15
Game 3: July 16
Game 4 (if necessary): July 17
Game 5 (if necessary): July 18
rain date: July 19

Final: July 20-25 (best-of-5)
Game 1: July 20
Game 2: July 21
Game 3: July 22
Game 4 (if necessary): July 23
Game 5 (if necessary): July 24
rain date: July 25
 

smashmouth5

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Here are the match-ups Cherryville put out. Saw on Facebook.

1-Cleveland County bye
4-Queen City vs 5-Maiden
2-Gaston vs 7-Caldwell
3-Rutherford vs 6-Gastonia

1-Mint Hill vs 8-Hickory
4-Burke vs 5-Pineville
2-Cherryville vs 7-Union
3-Lincoln vs 6-Asheville
 
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Have had a chance to see several of these teams play. There are going to be some outstanding opening series.
 
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Asheville just forfeited their playoff series to Lincoln County. So Lincoln County also advances to the 2nd round and will play Cherryville beginning 7/9. So Area IV is now down to 13 teams participating in the playoffs.
 

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Area IV Playoff story.
The Saturday morning meeting resulted in all 15 teams indicating they could field their team for the playoffs. Cleveland County won the coin toss over Cherryville getting a first rd bye and the brackets were finalized. Union County, who was the first rd match for Cherryville said they did not have a field to play on so it was agreed that all games in the series would be played at Cherryville. Then Saturday afternoon Union called and said they were going to forfeit the series. Union County only played 4 of their 12 Eastern division scheduled games this season. They probably should not even been considered for the playoffs in the first place.

On Sunday afternoon Asheville called and said they did not have enough players and would be forfeiting their series with Lincoln County.

So, as it turns out 3 teams get byes to the 2nd round and Mint Hill the first place team out of the Eastern division has to play a first round series. They are probably not happy about that. Legion baseball is always interesting.
 
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smashmouth5

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Crazy stuff. I was expecting both Asheville and Union County to field some pretty decent teams knowing what they had the potential to draw from. Saw Asheville play and they were ok. Seems like they only had 2 or 3 bench players when I saw them. Just a shame.
 

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Union county only had 12 players on their roster. I got to imagine a lot of players were not available due to the 4th of July holiday.

I wonder what a shorten American Legion baseball season this summer of only basically 2 weeks will do to some teams in NC in the coming years. I got to imagine a lot of teams lost a lot of gate that they normally rely on!
 
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Hon Dines

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Area IV Playoffs: July 4-25

First round: July 4-8 (best-of-5)

West-1 (Cleveland) vs. East-8 (BYE)
BYE

East-4 (Queen City) vs. West-5 (Maiden)
Games 1 & 2: July 5 at M
Game 3: July 6 at QC
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7 at M
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8 at QC

East-2 (Gaston Braves) vs. West-7 (Caldwell)
Game 1: July 4 at GB (GB 12-9)
Game 2: July 5 at C
Game 3: July 6 at GB
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7 at C
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8 at GB

West-3 (Rutherford) vs. East-6 (Gastonia)
Game 1: July 4 at R (G 4-3)
Game 2: July 5 at G
Game 3: July 6 at R (McNair)
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7 at G
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8 at R (McNair)

East-1 (Mint Hill) vs. West-8 (Hickory)
Game 1: July 4 at M (M 13-6)
Game 2: July 5 at H
Game 3: July 6 at M
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7 at H
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8 at M

West-4 (Burke) vs. East-5 (Pineville)
Game 1: July 4 at B (B 7-0)
Game 2: July 5 at P
Game 3: July 6 at B
Game 4 (if necessary): July 7 at P
Game 5 (if necessary): July 8 at B

West-2 (Cherryville) vs. East-7 (Union)
Union declines bid – Cherryville BYE

East-3 (Lincoln) vs. West-6 (Asheville)
Asheville declines bid – Lincoln BYE
 

smashmouth5

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Union county only had 12 players on their roster. I got to imagine a lot of players were not available due to the 4th of July holiday.

I wonder what a shorten American Legion baseball season this summer of only basically 2 weeks will do to some teams in NC in the coming years. I got to imagine a lot of teams lost a lot of gate that they normally rely onull

Heard a lot of conversations about this issue. Lack of gate money was a real concern. Hopefully everyone weather's the storm and everything is back to normal next year.
 
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