JJHuddle.com in conjunction with the OHSAA is pleased to announce that
we will carry a LIVE broadcast of all 12 games (semifinals and finals)
from the 83rd annual Baseball State Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
JJHuddle.com in conjunction with the OHSAA is pleased to announce that we will carry a LIVE broadcast of all 12 games (semifinals and finals) from the 83rd annual Baseball State Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
Simply click on the link below to access the LIVE broadcast:
State Semfinals, Thursday, June 3
Baseball – Huntington Park, Columbus
10 a.m. Toledo Ottawa Hills vs. Fort Loramie
1 p.m. Columbiana vs. Newark Catholic
4 p.m. Wheelersburg vs. Hamilton Badin
7 p.m. Bellville Clear Fork vs. Independence
State Semifinals, June 4
10 a.m. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller vs. Cincinnati Elder
1 p.m. Olmsted Falls vs. Lakewood St. Edward
4 p.m. Defiance vs. Plain City Jonathan Alder
7 p.m. Hebron Lakewood vs. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit
State Finals, June 5
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – Division IV Championship
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – Division III Championship
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – Division I Championship
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – Division II Championship
Preview (From the OHSAA)
Coming off an award-winning freshman campaign, Huntington Park in downtown Columbus will again play host to the 2010 OHSAA state baseball tournament for the second consecutive year. Huntington Park was honored by three different publications, digitalballparks.com, baseballparks.com, and ballparkdigest.com, as the 2009 Ballpark of the Year.
Nestled among the restaurants, hotels and entertainment of Columbus’ Arena District, Huntington Park provides not only an exciting atmosphere for the players but for fans and spectators as well. After bouncing from Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium, Fifth Third Field in Dayton and Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton in the past decade alone, the OHSAA hopes it has found a home for the foreseeable future for the baseball state championships.
Defending Div. I state champion and top-ranked Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (29-1) returns to the state tournament, where it will take on conference foe and second-ranked Cincinnati Elder (27-4) in a game that features two teams with 17 total state titles (12 for Elder and five for Moeller). No. 4 Lakewood St. Edward (26-3) will be looking for its third state title in Div. I, but will have to get by a surprising Olmsted Falls (16-17) team making its first state tournament appearance. The Bulldogs lost 10 of their last 11 regular-season games and is one of two teams in the state tournament with a losing record (Newark Catholic).
The Div. II field figures to provide exciting action as the top three teams in the state still remain. Top-ranked Plain City Jonathan Alder (32-0) will try to become the first team since Toledo Start in 1994 to complete an undefeated state title season. The Pioneers will have to contend with No. 3 Defiance (28-1), winners of 24 in a row. The other half of the bracket features perennial powers Hebron Lakewood (27-4) and Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (28-1).
Hamilton Badin (22-9) and No. 8 Wheelersburg (30-1) square off in Div. III, a rematch of a 2008 state semifinal game. The other semifinal pits No. 2 Bellville Clear Fork (29-2), making its first state tournament appearance, against No. 5 Independence (28-3), which has reached the state semifinals for the first time since 1935.
The Div. IV tournament features only one team in the final coaches’ association state poll. No. 9 Fort Loramie (28-3) will take on Toledo Ottawa Hills (20-9), while Columbiana (21-10) faces Newark Catholic (14-19) in the other semifinal. Columbiana is making its first state appearance since 1981, while Newark Catholic, playing for its seventh state championship, will try to become the second team in the 83-year history of the tournament to win a state title with a losing record.
Play begins Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the Division IV semifinals followed by the Division III semifinal games. Divisions I and II semifinals will be played on Friday with the championships being held Saturday with an order of play of Div. IV, III, I and II. Games are scheduled to be played at 10:00 a.m. 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 each day.