Liberty Union earns No. 1 seed in Central District tourney draw

Liberty Union baseball coach Justin Miller talks with his team during a recent game. The Lions, ranked No. 2 in the state Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll, earned the No. 1 seed in Sunday's Central District tournament draw.

Liberty Union baseball mentor Justin Miller talks with his staff throughout a current sport. The Lions, ranked No. 2 in the state Ohio Substantial College Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll, attained the No. 1 seed in Sunday’s Central District match draw.

COLUMBUS — Regardless of your team’s history, match time is normally enjoyable, and while there wasn’t a great deal of suspense for the duration of Sunday’s Central District and Southeast District match draws for place high college baseball teams, it is nevertheless compelling to uncover out just exactly where teams will be seeded.

A calendar year in the past, 4 place groups — Lancaster, Liberty Union, Fisher Catholic and Bloom-Carroll — won district championships. The Bulldogs eventually dropped 2-1 in 10 innings in the Division II point out championship video game.

It looks as if it could be yet another banner calendar year in match perform for place groups. Liberty Union, which is rated No. 2 in the state in the Large University Baseball Coaches Affiliation Division III poll, gained the No. 1 seed on Sunday.

The Lions, who clinched the Mid-Condition League-Buckeye Division championship for the first time due to the fact 2003, arrived at the regional finals in 2021.

Liberty Union has a initially-spherical bye and will facial area the winner of the Marion Elgin-Africentric activity on May well 19. Also, in Division III, Amanda-Clearcreek is a No. 4 seed and will host North Union May perhaps 19. The Aces are in the opposite bracket of Liberty Union.

In Division I, Lancaster, which has gained a few consecutive Central District championships and are closing in on its fourth straight Ohio Capital Meeting title, gained a No. 3 seed and a to start with-round bye. The Golden Gales will deal with the Westerville South-Columbus South winner at Beavers Field on May well 18.

In Division II, Bloom-Carroll earned a No. 3 seed and has a bye. The Bulldogs will confront both River Valley or Columbus East on May 19.

The Bulldogs selected to go in the similar bracket as prime-seeded Granville and if the seeds maintain true, would encounter the Blue Aces in a district semifinal. Jonathan Alder, the no. 4 seed, is also in the same bracket, which could set up a matchup in the district finals versus either Bloom-Carroll or Granville.

In the Southeast Division bracket, Fairfield Union will journey to confront Unioto on May possibly 16.

In Division IV, Berne Union, which just clinched the outright Mid-State League-Cardinal Division championship, acquired a No. 2 seed powering top-seeded Newark Catholic. The Rockets will host Wellington on May possibly 18.

Fairfield Christian Academy will host Tree of Lifestyle May 18. If the seeds maintain real, Berne Union and the Knights would meet up with in a district semifinal.

Millersport gained a No. 4 seed and will host Danville, and No. 9 seed Fisher Catholic will host Granville Christian Might 18.

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