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Brock Netter

Brock Netter

Brock is SOSA's primary writer and has worked for the Coshocton Tribune, the Kankakee Daily Journal (Ill.) and the Vinton-Jackson Courier. He's a two-time award-winning journalist, a lifelong WWE fan, a suffering Bengals fan and calls the sidelines his home.

Here’s where each area baseball team will start tournament runs

Take a look at where your favorite area baseball team will start its tournament run.

Brock Netter, Staff Writer

Southern Ohio Sports Authority is presented by OhioHealth.

The area’s baseball programs learned of their first-round postseason fates Sunday afternoon as the Southeast Ohio District Athletic Board revealed tournament seeds.

Here’s a brief look at where each area team will begin its postseason run.

NOTE: All sectional tournament games are hosted by the highest seeded team.


Teays Valley (12-6) is the highest-ranked team in the area within Division I. The Vikings will host the winner of Gahanna Lincoln and Independence in a sectional final on May 18.

Logan (7-11) is a No. 37 seed and will travel to Whetstone for a sectional semifinal on May 16.

Also in Division I, Chillicothe (3-16) is a No. 40 seed and will travel to No. 20 Dublin Jerome on May 16 for a sectional semifinal matchup.


The top-seeded team in SOSA’s coverage area is No. 1 Jackson (15-3). The Ironmen will take on the winner between No. 16 Logan Elm (6-12) and No. 17 Vinton County (5-12) at 5 p.m., May 16 at home.

That same evening, No. 3 Unioto (16-3) hosts No. 14 Fairfield Union (6-11)No. 4 Miami Trace (12-2) faces No. 13 New Lexington, and No. 5 Washington (12-4) hosts No. 12 McClain (9-13). 

Additionally, No. 7 Athens (11-5) takes on No. 10 Warren and No. 8 Circleville (10-10) welcomes No. 9 Waverly (11-8) while No. 11 Hillsboro (7-9) travels to take on No. 6 Gallia Academy. 

In the Central District, Bloom-Carroll (12-9) has earned a No. 3 seed and has a bye. The Bulldogs will face either River Valley or Columbus East on May 19.


Zane Trace (18-2) is the top seed in Division III and will await the winner of No. 16 Belpre and No. 17 Westfall (7-9) on May 19 in a sectional final. 

That same evening, No. 2 Wheelersburg (15-5) plays against the winner of No. 18 Federal Hocking and No. 15 West (7-10) while No. 3 Portsmouth (15-4) faces the winner of No. 14 Eastern Brown (7-6) and No. 19 Nelsonville-York.  

Sectional semifinal games played on May 16 feature No. 4 Minford (13-5) against No. 29 West Union (1-11)No. 5 Wellston (15-3) against No. 28 Coal Grove and No. 9 Ironton (8-8-1) hosting No. 24 Crooksville. 

Additionally, No. 10 Adena (9-6) takes on No. 23 Northwest (4-12), No. 10 Lynchburg-Clay (9-5) faces No. 22 River Valley, No. 12 Piketon plays No. 21 North Adams (5-10), and No. 13 Oak Hill (9-11) takes on No. 20 Southeastern (5-11). 

In the Central District, Liberty Union (16-1) is a No. 1 seed and will face the winner of Marion Elgin and Africentric on May 19. Also in the Central is Amanda-Clearcreek (12-5), which is a No. 4 seed. The Aces will host North Union on May 19.

George Arnett and the Valley Indians are a No. 1 seed in Division IV and will start their tournament run against Peebles or Green.


In Division IV, all sectional final games will take place on May 17. 

Top-seeded Valley (15-2) faces the winner between No. 16 Peebles (7-7) and No. 17 Green (6-15)No. 2 Symmes Valley (13-1) faces the winner of No. 15 Paint Valley (6-12) and No. 18 Eastern (3-12), and No. 3 Whiteoak (16-6) plays against either No. 14 Waterford or No. 19 Western (3-9). 

No. 4 Fairfield (13-3) faces either No. 13 Clay (9-9) or No. 20 South Gallia, No. 5 Ironton St. Joe (18-2) plays No. 12 Notre Dame (10-9) or No. 21 New Boston (2-11), No. 6 Huntington (12-7) faces either No. 11 Eastern (9-10) or No. 22 East (1-18), No. 7 South Webster (10-10) plays either No. 10 Trimble or No. 23 Miller, and No. 8 Manchester (11-3) faces No. 9 Southern.

For a complete look at the Southeast District tournament brackets, click the links below.





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