By: Cory Welch – April 25, 2018
As coaches across the upstate turned ponds back into baseball diamonds on Wednesday, playoff baseball finally got underway. Tonight, DP found its way back to JL Mann High School to see the Patriots play host to the Spartanburg Vikings. Last week, the Patriots claimed the Region 1-5A title and will be the one seed throughout the District 1 playoffs. Spartanburg had some injuries down the stretch, but are looking to regain strength and have their sights set on making a deep playoff run. With game time set for 7:00, the weather was ideal for this opening night of 5A playoff baseball in the Upstate. Without further delay, let’s take a look at who came out on top in this contest!