Pictured is the 1981 NCHSAA 1-A Baseball State Championship team. Bottom row from left, Chuck Crumpler, Dwight Naylor, Jody Warren, Tommy Fann, Clyde Locklear, Keith Warren and Darryl Tew. Top row, from left, coach Tommy Sloan, Kelly Baggett, Lew Wilson, W.J. Horne, Ronnie Coats, Scott Jackson, and Stevie Locklear (Not pictured: Rex Lockamy).
The Raiders (12-8) finished the regular season second in the Carolina 1-A Conference, but rattled off three straight wins to start the playoffs. They defeated Topsail, Bear Grass and Jamesville, to capture the 1-A Eastern Championship and advance to the state title series.
Midway swept Nakina in two games, winning by scores of 6-4 and 19-7, to take its first state title in baseball.