THURSDAY 12:15 P.M. UPDATE

Three area home games in the baseball and softball state title series are still on schedule as of 12:15 p.m.

Latta will visit Chesnee at 5 p.m. in the 2A championship series, Landrum will host Andrews at 6 p.m. in the 2A softball series, and White Knoll will visit Byrnes at 6:30 in the 5A softball series. All three Spartanburg County teams trail their best-of-theee series 1-0, and need a win to force a deciding game on Saturday.

In the 4A softball series, Union County leads Hartsville 1-0. Game two has been postponed until tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Hartsville, weather permitting. If that game can't be played, the teams will meet in Hartsville at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Dorman and River Bluff will meet in a deciding game three for the 5A baseball title. The game will be held at Lander University on Saturday at 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE

Five area teams planned to continue their pursuit of baseball and softball state championships on Wednesday.

Mother Nature had other ideas. 

Persistent rain and weather problems plagued the playoff races for a second straight day, with three of the four games scheduled for Spartanburg County postponed due to weather concerns.

Latta at Chesnee for the 2A baseball title, Andrews at Landrum for the 2A softball crown, and White Knoll at Byrnes for the 5A softball championship were all delayed. Latta is now scheduled to visit Chesnee at 5 p.m. Thursday, while Landrum will host Andrews at 6 p.m. and Byrnes will host White Knoll at 6:30 p.m. All three home teams trail their respective best-of-three series 1-0, and all need a win to push the championships to a deciding third game.

The weather also wiped out the Union County at Hartsville 4A softball playoff game. That game is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday. Union County leads the series 1-0.

While the games are scheduled to be played on Thursday, that schedule is very much in doubt as well. According to the NOAA forecast, showers and thunderstorms are likely on Thursday, with an 80 percent chance of rain and new rainfall amounts of one to two inches possible.

River Bluff visited Dorman in the 5A baseball title series in the only local game played on Wednesday.