High School Playoffs

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Staff report

Region champions Summerville and James Island earned top seeds for the S.C. High School League district baseball playoffs that begin Thursday.

Summerville will open the double-elimination Class AAAA District 8 tournament at home against No. 4 seed Stratford at 7 p.m. Thursday.

James Island will host No. 4 Spring Valley on Thursday in the District 7 tourney.

In District 5, No. 2 seed Wando must wait until Monday to learn its first-round opponent, either Fort Dorchester or Colleton County. Colleton County must beat Ashley Ridge on Monday to earn a playoff bid.

Baseball

Class AAAA

District 8 (Thursday)

(4) Stratford at (1) Summerville, 7 p.m.

(3) Sumter at (2) River Bluff, 7 p.m.

District 7 (Thursday)

(4) Spring Valley at (1) James Island

(3) Lexington at (2) Carolina Forest

District 6 (Thursday)

(4) South Aiken at (1) Socastee

(3) West Ashley at (2) Ashley Ridge

District 5 (Thursday)

(4) West Florence at (1) White Knoll

(3) Fort Dorchester or Colleton County* at (2) Wando

Colleton County must beat Ashley Ridge Monday.