Apex will be Cherryville Post 100â€™s opening game opponent Friday in the state Junior Legion tournament at the Catawba County Fairgrounds in Hickory.
Cherryville and Apex play the final game of opening day at 7 p.m.
If Post 100 wins Friday, it will play again in the winnerâ€™s bracket on Saturday at 7 p.m. If Post 100 falls into the loserâ€™s bracket after Friday, the teamâ€™s next game will be Saturday at 10 a.m.
The eight-team, double-elimination field also includes Rowan County and South Caldwell. Cherryville has already played Rowan County in the playoffs, losing a best-of-three quarterfinal series two games to one.
The No. 1 seed from the East is Cary. Cherryville won a doubleheader from Cary earlier in the season.
The junior tournament runs through Tuesday, with all games at the Catawba County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices are $6 per session (two games) or $25 for an all-tournament pass.
Even through the team was eliminated earlier in the playoffs, Cherryville earned a berth in the state tournament as the host seed.
The Post 100 B team has a number of Lincoln County players on the roster, including Jake Watts of West Lincoln and Nate Wright of Lincolnton.
Western N.C. Junior Legion playoffs
Opening round: Mocksville d. Marion 2-0, Asheboro d. Lake Norman, South Rowan d. Rutherford, Mooresville d. Taylorsville.
First round: Rowan d. Mocksville 2-0, Cherryville d. Eastern Randolph 2-1, Asheboro d. High Point 2-0, Winston-Salem d. Montgomery 2-0, West Forsyth d. South Rowan 2-0, Pineville d. Lenoir 2-0, South Caldwell d. Mooresville 2-0, Kernersville d. Surry 2-1.
Quarterfinals: Rowan d. Cherryville 2-1, Winston-Salem d. Asheboro 2-1, West Forsyth d. Pineville 2-1, South Caldwell d. Kernersville 2-0
Semifinals: Rowan d. Winston-Salem 2-0, South Caldwell d. West Forsyth 2-1
State Junior Legion tournament: July 22-26 at Hickory (Cherryville is host)
First round pairings:
Eastern N.C. No. 1 (Cary) vs. Eastern N.C. No. 5, 10 a.m.
Western N.C. No. 2 (Rowan-S. Caldwell) vs. Eastern N.C. No. 3, 1 p.m.
Eastern N.C. No. 4 vs. Western N.C. No. 1 (Rowan-S. Caldwell), 4 p.m.
Eastern N.C. No. 2 (Apex) vs. Host-Cherryville, 7 p.m.