26th Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic pairings released

Cody Dalton
Sports Editor

The 26th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic will start on Monday at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds and continue through Wednesday.

This year's participants include Hickory, St. Stephens, Fred T. Foard, Bunker Hill, Maiden, Newton-Conover, Hibriten and West Caldwell high schools.

Admission is $6 and children age 6 & under are free.

Below is a look at the 26th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic tournament schedule:

First round (Monday, March 28)
No. 7 West Caldwell (3-6) vs. No. 2 Hickory (6-3), 11:30 a.m.
No. 6 Fred T. Foard (4-6) vs. No. 3 Maiden (5-3), 2 p.m.
No. 8 Newton-Conover (2-8) vs. No. 1 Bunker Hill (7-3), 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 St. Stephens (5-5) vs. No. 4 Hibriten (6-4), 7 p.m.

Consolation bracket (Tuesday, March 29)
West Caldwell-Hickory loser vs. Foard-Maiden loser, 11:30 a.m.
Newton-Conover-Bunker Hill loser vs. St. Stephens-Hibriten loser, 2 p.m.

Semifinals (Tuesday, March 29)
West Caldwell-Hickory winner vs. Foard-Maiden winner, 4:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover-Bunker Hill winner vs. St. Stephens-Hibriten winner, 7 p.m.

Third-place game (Wednesday, March 30)
Semifinal losers, 4:30 p.m.

Championship game (Wednesday, March 30)
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.