Area baseball and softball teams get tourney draws
Division II Baseball
The St. Marys baseball team received the second seed and a first-round bye in the first round of the Division II sectional at Elida’s Ed Sandy Field.
St. Marys will play the winner of Celina and Shawnee on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
Elida and Kenton open the sectional on Saturday, May 5 with 10 a.m. game. The winner of that game plays top-seeded Wapakoneta on Tuesday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
Celina plays Shawnee on Saturday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. after the Elida-Kenton game.
St. Marys defeated Wapakoneta, 5-1, last Friday night in WBL play.
The two sectional champs then move on to Bluffton for district play.
Division IV at Minster
Minster and New Bremen received the top two seeds in the Division IV sectional at Hanover Street Park.
The Wildcats, the defending state champions, got the top billing and will play the winner of Fort Recovery and New Knoxville on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
New Knoxville and Fort Recovery will play on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.
New Bremen, the second seed, will play the winner of St. Henry and Marion Local on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Henry and Marion Local play on Saturday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m.
The two sectional winners at Minster advance to Coldwater for district play.
Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Division III at Shawnee
Top-seeded Coldwater plays the winner of Delphos Jefferson and Bluffton on Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m.
Division IV at Crestview
Second-seeded Spencerville plays the winner of Fort Jennings and Ottoville on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at Crestview.
Division II at Bath
The St. Marys softball team faces second-seeded Celina in its first tournament game. The Riders and Bulldogs square off on Saturday, May 5 at 1:15 p.m. at Bath High School. Van Wert and Wapakoneta play later that day at 5 p.m.
The winner of those two games will play in a sectional title game on Wednesday, May9 at 5 p.m.
On the other side of the sectional bracket, Shawnee and Elida play on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. The winner of that game plays top-seeded Bath on Tuesday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
The two sectional winners advance to Miller City for the district.
Division IV at New Bremen
Minster earned the top seed at the Division IV sectional at New Bremen.
The Wildcats will play Fort Recovery on Saturday, May 5 in a sectional title game at 1 p.m.
New Bremen opens sectional play on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. against Marion Local. The winner of that game faces second-seeded St. Henry on Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m. in a sectional title game.
The two sectional winners advance to Wapakoneta.