Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roberson baseball coach doesn't think Meck area teams pose a threat to his team in 4A playoffs

Skyland Roberson baseball coach Donnie Suttles believes his team, which is 17-5 and the top seed from the Mountain Athletic conference, can go a long way in the N.C. 4A playoffs.

He told the Asheville-Citizen Times that he thinks his team should be able to advance past East Gaston tonight, and then Myers Park or Hopewell in the next round and even past a potential meeting with another Mecklenburg County team, Mallard Creek, after that.

“If we come out with the right type of focus and attitude, I don't see a problem for us in the next three or four rounds,” Suttles told the Citizen-Times. “But we have to be consistent.”

Roberson beat reigning 3A champ Lake Norman 9-1 in a first round game last week. Lake Norman moved up to the 4A classification this season and was the No. 3 seed from the I-MECK 4A conference, which is made up of primarily Mecklenburg County teams. Suttles told the Citizen-Times that the Lake Norman win was one of the best playoff wins his school has had in a long time.

If Roberson beats East Gaston (13-10) tonight, it might have to travel.

Hopewell would host a third round game Friday. Myers Park, if it beats Hopewell, would travel to Roberson.