CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has secured two host sites for the 2021 Baseball State Championship Series.
Once again, Burlington Athletic Park will host two championship series, while Fayetteville’s J.P. Riddle Stadium will host a pair of state championship series for the first time.
The brackets for the 2021 NCHSAA State Baseball Championships will be announced today.
There will be four classifications of playoffs, each fielding a 32-team bracket including five rounds of play. Unlike previous years, the fourth round will be the Regional Finals and will be a single-game format rather than a best-of-three series.
State Championship Series will still be a best-of-three format with opening games of each series scheduled for June 25 and the remainder of a series scheduled for June 26 at the respective sites. The site assignments and championship schedule will be announced following completion of the Regional Championships.
Playoff bracketing pushed to Sunday
Due to inclement weather over much of the state the last week, the NCHSAA Executive Committee has delayed the end of the baseball season by 24 hours. This means that schools could play their final regular season contest(s) on Saturday and must report final conference standings to the NCHSAA by 11:59 p.m.