Dale County rivals Ariton and G.W. Long set up a Class 2A state baseball semifinal showdown between the two teams after earning sweeps late Friday night.
Ariton swept Cottonwood at home 17-1 and 13-3, while G.W. Long won on the road at Ranburne, 7-6 and 17-0.
Ariton (23-9) will host Long (20-11) in the best-of-three series, starting on Wednesday with a doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. If necessary, a third game is set for Thursday at 5 p.m.
The series is being played in the middle of the week since the Class 2A state finals are scheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday in Montgomery.
The Ariton-Long winner will advance to those finals against the Mars Hill Bible-Westbrook Christian winner.