02/18/09 — Eastern Wayne baseball ranked No. 5

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Eastern Wayne baseball ranked No. 5

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on February 18, 2009 1:46 PM

County archrivals Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock are ranked in the preseason ImpactBaseball.com Class 3-A poll released Monday.

The Warriors, ranked No. 5, recorded a program-best 21 victories under head coach Jabo Fulghum last season and won the Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season championship.

Eastern Wayne will play West Rowan in the annual Impact Invitational on March 7 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Aycock, the 2007 state 3-A champion, is ranked No. 9.

On the 1-A scene, Princeton is ranked No. 2 behind perennial western power Cherryville.