Ashley Ridge, Byrnes ready for Game 1 of State Championship Series

Ashley Ridge pitcher Grant Jenot and the Swamp Foxes take on Byrnes tonight in Game 1 of the Class AAAA baseball state championship series. Staff/File

The Ashley Ridge baseball team had to put its state championship aspirations on hold Monday when Game 1 of the Class AAAA State Championship Series against Byrnes was rained out.

The two teams will square off at 7 p.m. today at Byrnes. Ashley Ridge advanced by eliminating the No. 1 team in the state, Lexington, on Friday.

The No. 2 Swamp Foxes have plenty of talent.

Lorenzo Wright and Bryan Dye have signed with the College of Charleston, while Austin Livingston signed with The Citadel and Nick Bell signed with Coastal Carolina.

Game 2 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Ashley Ridge. Game 3, if necessary, will be played Saturday at a neutral site.

Here is a list of today’s other playoff games:

Girls’ soccer West Ashley at Wando, 7 p.m.

Baseball Northwood Academy at Pinewood, 7 p.m.

Laurens Academy at Coastal Christian, 5 p.m.

Softball Laurence Manning at Northwood Academy, 6 p.m.

Boys’ soccer Waccamaw at Academic Magnet, 7 p.m.

Wando at South Aiken, 7 p.m.