The pairings have been announced for the eight-team state American Legion baseball tournament at Shelby.
The tournament runs Aug. 4-8 at Veterans Field and includes two area teams: Area Four champion Caldwell County and host Shelby. Caldwell County swept Pineville in four games to win the Area Four title.
Shelby reached the Area Four semifinals before losing to Pineville.The tournament has a double-elimination format. The first-round pairings:
(Wednesday, Aug. 4) Laurinburg Post 50 vs. Greensboro Post 53, 10 a.m.; Kannapolis Post 501 vs. Pleasure Island Post 129, 1 p.m.; Caldwell County Post 29 vs. Wayne County Post 11, 5 p.m.; Garner Post 232 vs. Shelby Post 82, 8 p.m.
Southeast Regional: Aug. 11-16 at Columbia, Tenn.
Little World Series: Aug. 19-24 at Corvallis, Ore.by Staff Reports