State Softball Tournament Preview: No. 1s, multiple state champs and familiar faces

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State Softball Tournament

The 33rd annual OHSAA Softball State Tournament comes up to bat Thursday and concludes on Saturday at Akron’s Firestone Stadium. Among those in the field are Grove City (D-I) and Greenville (D-II) who each have received attention in national polls this spring. The other 14 teams are pretty good too…


33rd Annual OHSAA Girls Softball State Tournaments
Akron Firestone Stadium
$8 per person each day

State Semifnals, June 3
10 a.m. Hebron Lakewood vs. Greenville
12:30 p.m. Poland Seminary vs. New Concord John Glenn
3 p.m. Massillon Perry vs. Holland Springfield
5:30 p.m. Liberty Township Lakota East vs. Grove City

State Semfinals, June 4
10 a.m. New Riegel vs Strasburg-Franklin
12:30 p.m. East Canton vs. Pleasant Hill Newton Local
3 p.m. Jeromesville Hillsdale vs. Piketon
5:30 p.m. Archbold vs. West Liberty-Salem

State Finals, June 5
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – Division II Championship
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – Division I Championship
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – Division IV Championship
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – Division III Championship

All-Time Championships By School
9 Championships: Akron Springfield (1978-88-89-90-92-93-94-95-05)
7 Championships: Tallmadge (1981-87-88-89-93-97-98)
6 Championships: Akron Archbishop Hoban (1983-84-86-87-91-92)
5 Championships: Jeromesville Hillsdale (1979-94-96-99-00)
4 Championships: North Canton Hoover (1998-99-06-08)
3 Championships: Akron Manchester (1979-90-01); Archbold (1982-84-86); Gibsonburg (2001-02-03); Portsmouth Clay (1980-81-83); Warren Champion (1978-80-94)

Most State Tournament Appearances
14 – Tallmadge (1981-82-83-85-87-88-89-90-93-95-97-98-99-09)
12 – Jeromesville Hillsdale (1978-79-81-84-86-92-94-95-96-99-00-07)
11 – Akron Springfield (1978-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-05); LaGrange Keystone (1992-94-96-97-98-99-01-03-04-05-06)
10 – Strasburg-Franklin (1987-88-89-90-91-92-95-02-04-09); Portsmouth West (1986-87-88-89-98-99-00-01-02-03)
9 – Portsmouth Clay (1978-79-80-81-83-84-86-88-07)
8 – Convoy Crestview (2000-01-03-05-06-07-08-09); Akron Archbishop Hoban (1983-84-85-86-87-91-92-07)

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