52nd District Baseball Pairings Revealed
The pairings for the 52nd District high school baseball tournament have been set. The four-team district tourney will begin on Monday evening at host Harlan High School.
Middlesboro coach John Smith's Yellow Jackets, who have captured five consecutive 52nd District tournament titles, will face Clay Carroll's Bobcats from Bell County in the district opener on Monday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. In the nightcap, the Harlan County Black Bears meet the
Harlan Green Dragons at 7:30 p.m. The winners will advance to the 52nd District championship game on Wednesday, May 18, starting at 6 p.m.
The tournament pairings were based on regular season record against district foes.
MHS 15-10 overall, 5-1 district
HCHS 9-18 overall, 4-2 district
Harlan 13-15 overall, 3-3 district
BCHS 8-16 overall, 0-6 district
Monday, May 16 at Harlan (city)
5:30 p.m. - Middlesboro vs. Bell County
7:30 p.m. - Harlan County vs. Harlan
Wednesday, May 18 at Harlan (city)
6:00 p.m. - Championship Game
(Note: As for the girls' fast-pitch softball, the pairings for the 52nd District tournament have not been announced on KHSAA's website as of 10:00 p.m. Friday evening.)