Weather permitting, Haywood County Post 47 is scheduled to start the third round of the American Legion playoffs Monday night at Hickory.
Haywood County (20-5) is the only Western North Carolina baseball team still left in the Legion playoffs and has never advanced this far into the postseason.
Post 47 swept Mint Hill (18-4) three games to none in the second round.
Here is the complete third-round series schedule:
Area IV Division semifinals (best-of-five format)
Game 1: Monday at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Tuesday at Haywood County, 7 p.m.
Game 3: Wednesday at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Thursday at Haywood County, 7 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 5: Friday at Hickory, 7 p.m. (if necessary)
Note: Haywood County plays its home games at Lake Junaluska Elementary School in Waynesville. Hickory plays its home games at the Legion Fairgrounds in Newton. The winner of their series is guaranteed a spot in the state tournament July 24-28 in Salisbury.