With South Piedmont Conference champion Northwest Cabarrus losing 1-0 to Carson Thursday night, Hickory Ridge is the lone conference team to make the third round of the 3A state playoffs.
The Ragin' Bulls defeated conference foe Mount Pleasant 14-4 Tuesday to reach the district round.
Hickory Ridge will host South Rowan Friday night in Harrisburg.
Eagles playing in independent school semifinals
First Assembly's baseball team faces Caldwell Academy in the 2A independent school semifinals Friday afternoon at Rocky Mount Academy.
The Eagles, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, goes into the game with a 13-7 game. Caldwell Academy is the No. 1-seeded team in the bracket with a 20-4 mark.
The winner will face either Harrells Christian or Westchester Country in a best-of-three series starting at 7 p.m and continuing Saturday.
Robinson, Central still playing softballThe top two SPC softball teams, Central Cabarrus and Jay M. Robinson, both won their second-round games this week.
Robinson defeated Marvin Ridge 4-3, while Central Cabarrus won 4-3 against Carson to reach the 3A district round.
The Vikings will host Weddington, while the Bulldogs travel to North Iredell Friday night.
SPC girls' soccer teams all eliminatedCox Mill was the only South Piedmont Conference team to reach the third round of the playoffs. The Chargers lost that game 4-0 to Charlotte Catholic.
A.L. Brown and Jay M. Robinson won their first-round game, but were ousted in the following round. Hickory Ridge and Mount Pleasant didn't get out of the opening round.
For full brackets: check out the baseball, softball and girls' soccer pages on the NCHSAA website.