The All “A” Classic state baseball tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky.
No. 20 Lexington Christian is the only ranked team in the eight-squad field. Beechwood, the defending champion, also qualified.
All “A” events are limited to the 120 smallest high schools in Kentucky, based on enrollment in grades 9-12.
Both regional champions from Louisville were eliminated in the sectional round. Sixth Region winner Holy Cross lost to Fifth Region titlist Bethlehem 6-2 last Thursday. Seventh Region champion Whitefield Academy lost to Eighth Region winner Carroll County 6-4 in nine innings on Friday.
Here is the schedule:
* Saturday – Ballard Memorial vs. Carroll County, 10 a.m.; Hazard vs. West Carter, noon; Beechwood vs. Bethlehem, 2:30 p.m.; Hancock County vs. Lexington Christian, 4:30 p.m.
* Sunday – Semifinals at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; final at 1 p.m.