The stage is set for a thrilling District 1-AA baseball tournament.

The action started with Happy Valley’s walkoff play-in game win to keep their season alive on Thursday and the tournament moves to a double-elimination format at Cardinal Park in Johnson City.


On Friday, the opening game will have a Carter County flair as No. 3 Elizabethton takes on No. 6 Happy Valley at 5 p.m. The nightcap will see No. 4 Sullivan South take on No. 5 Sullivan Central.

Saturday features a full slate of games. At noon, the winner of the HV/EHS game will take on No. 2 Sullivan East, while the South/Central winner will take on top-seed Unicoi County at 2:30 p.m. The losers of Friday’s games will square off in an elimination game at 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, the winner of Saturday’s elimination game will take on the lowest seed loser of Saturday’s first two games. That first pitch is set for 1 p.m.

The winner’s bracket final is set for Monday at 5 p.m., while an elimination game is set to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday will see the loser’s bracket final at 5:30 p.m. followed by the first game of the Championship series at 7:30 p.m.

The If-Necessary game is set for Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The top two teams will advance to the Region 1-AA tournament.


Thursday, May 3
Game 1 – No. 6 Happy Valley 6, No. 7 Johnson County 5 – Johnson County eliminated

Friday, May 4
Game 2 – No. 3 Elizabethton vs. No. 6 Happy Valley, 5p
Game 3 – No. 4 Sullivan South vs. No. 5 Sullivan Central, 7:30p

Saturday, May 5
Game 4 – No. 2 Sullivan East vs. Game 2 Winner, Noon
Game 5 – No. 1 Unicoi County vs. Game 3 winner, 2:30p
Game 6 – Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 5p

Sunday, May 6
Game 7 – Game 6 Winner vs. Lower seed of Game 4 and Game 5 Losers, 1p

Monday, May 7
Game 8 – Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 Winner, 5p
Game 9 – Higher seed of Game 4 and Game 5 losers vs. Game 7 winner, 7:30p

Tuesday, May 8
Game 10 – Game 8 loser vs. Game 9 winner, 5p
Championship – Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7:30p
Wednesday, May 9
If Necessary Game, 7p