Six Chattanooga Baseball, Softball Teams Open State Play This Week

Spring Fling Hopefuls Want To Bring Home Championship Plaques

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - by Larry Fleming

The state tournament matchups in baseball and softball have been announced.


Only thing left is for the fortunate teams that have reached the 2018 TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to make a final push toward possible

championships, the most prized trophies in high school sports.


While only two local baseball teams -- Baylor and McCallie -- are in the entire field, Chattanooga produced six softball entrants this year: Class A Sale Creek, Class 3A Ooltewah, Division II-A Chattanooga Christian and Silverdale and Division II-2A Girls Preparatory and Baylor.


The first-round action starts on Tuesday and carries over for other teams on Wednesday morning.


Here is a complete list of first-round matchups for the Chattanooga teams:


Baseball


Division II-2A


At Wilson Central High School


All Times Central


Tuesday


Baylor (21-6) vs. Christian Brothers (24-16), 4 p.m.


McCallie (18-14) vs. Memphis University School, 6:30 p.m.


Softball


At McKnight Field 3


Tuesday


Sale Creek (34-5) vs. Houston County (22-5), 5:30 p.m.


At Starplex Field 3


Chattanooga Christian (22-12) vs. Knoxville Grace (25-14), 4 p.m.


Silverdale (26-7) vs. Tipton-Rosemark (25-14), 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday


At Starplex Field 1


Ooltewah (36-6) vs. William Blount (33-6), 10 a.m.


At Starplex Field 3


Baylor (31-3) vs. Brentwood Academy (18-5), 10 a.m.


Girls Preparatory School (30-2) vs. St. Benedict (12-11), 11:30 a.m.


(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twitter @larryfleming44)

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