Holly Springs is ranked among the top 20 high school baseball teams in the country after winning the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A championship last weekend.
Harnett Central's Brian Taylor and Clayton's Jason Creasy win top honors in the Greater Neuse 4-A.
You'd be hard-pressed to find another North Carolina high school senior capable of having the kind of eight-day stretch Holly Springs' Carlos Rodon might pull off this week.
Tri-Nine all-conference baseball
Conference Player of the Year: Carlos Rodon, senior, Holly Springs
Dillon Maples of Southern Pines Pinecrest has been selected as the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year.
Holly Springs and Asheville Roberson are scheduled to play the first game in their best-of-three 4-A baseball championship series at Zebulon's Durham County Stadium at 8 p.m.
Wilmington Ashley begins baseball series at Holly Springs tonight.
Holly Springs and Wilmington Ashley will begin a best-of-three baseball series on Thursday.
The regional semifinals are Tuesday. Winners will play against each other in a best-of-three series starting on Thursday for the regional titles. The state championships are next weekend, with two of the classes playing a best-of-three series at Five County Stadium and the other two at N.C. State's Doak Field.
Friday night playoff updates.