By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor
Thursday, April 4, 2013 — The first-ever Yadkin Valley Diamond Classic varsity baseball tournament at Don Montgomery Park in Albemarle kicked off Wednesday afternoon with three games on the schedule.
Southlake Christian opened up play on the day against West Columbus.
In the other games, Albemarle took on Southlake Christian while North Stanly and Anson County wrapped up the tripleheader.
After Wednesday’s results, Southlake Christian sits atop Pool A with a 2-0 record and will play on Saturday for the championship.
Albemarle and West Columbus, both with 0-1 records in the classic, play Friday at 5 p.m. for the chance to play in the third-place game on Saturday at 4 p.m.
In Pool B, North Stanly has the lead with a 1-0 record, with Voyager Academy to play twice on Friday.
Anson County takes on Voyager at 2 p.m. Friday, then North plays Voyager Friday at 7 p.m.
For more on the opening-round games, see Thursday's print edition.