PREBLE COUNTY — The Road to Canal Park and a state championship will begin Monday, May 16, for the county’s five varsity baseball teams.
Eaton (14-4), winners of the Southwestern Buckeye League West Division, earned the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Division II sectional.
The Eagles will host either No. 7 Valley View or No. 9 Trotwood-Madison in the sectional final on Thursday, May 19 in the Dayton 1 upper bracket. The winner moves on to the district semifinal on Tuesday, May 24 to play either No. 5 Oakwood, No. 6 Carroll or No. 4 Greenville. The game will be played at Dayton Christian High School.
In Division III, No. 10 National Trail (7-9) will host No. 14 Preble Shawnee (6-9) on Monday, May 16 in an opening round game in the Dayton 1 lower bracket. The winner will play at No. 5 Mechanicsburg in the sectional final on Wednesday, May 18. The district semifinal is slated for Monday, May 23 against either No. 3 Indian Lake, No. 15 West Liberty-Salem or No. 17 Triad. The game will be played at Tecumseh High School.
In Division IV, No. 7 Twin Valley South (6-7) will host No. 9 Tri-Village in a Dayton 1 upper bracket first round game. The winner will advance to play at No. 2 Troy Christian in the sectional final on Wednesday, May 18. The district semifinal is scheduled for Monday, May 23 at Troy Market Street Field to be played against either No. 3 Southeastern, No. 8 Franklin-Monroe or No. 11 Yellow Springs.
Also in Division IV, Tri-County North is the No. 4 seed and will host the winner of No. 5 Catholic Central or No. 10 Emmanuel Christian on Wednesday, May 18 in a sectional final game. The winner moves on to the district semifinal against either No. 1 Dayton Christian, No. 6 Cedarville or No. 12 Legacy Christian on Monday, May 23 at Troy’s Duke Park.
All games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and tickets must be bought online. For ticket information contact your local school’s athletic department.
District final games are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 or Thursday, May 26.
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