Lehman No. 2 in Ohio


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Staff report

The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association’s latest state baseball rankings have the Lehman Cavaliers moving up again this week, this time into the No. 2 spot in Division 4.

Coach Dave King’s squad is 21-2 on the season going into its first sectional tournament game at home Wednesday against the Fairlawn-Mechanicsburg winner.

The Minster Wildcats, 13-6, who made a huge jump in the rankings last week, going from unranked all the way up to the No. 11 spot, dropped one position to No. 12.

Fort Loramie made the biggest jump, going from No. 28 last week into the top 20 at No. 16. Riverside, No. 22 last week, dropped out of the rankings.

In Division 3 meanwhile, the Anna Rockets made a big jump, going from No. 12 last week up to No. 8. The top seed in the D-3 Sectional, the Rockets host the Northridge-East Clinton winner today (Wednesday) in their first tournament outing.

Following are the latest OHSBCA rankings. Records may not be up to date:

Division 1 — Massillon Jackson 20-1, 2. 4. Vandalia 21-4, 3. Moeller 17-5, 4. (tie) St. Xavier 14-3, and Grove City 19-5, 6. Amherst Steele 19-5, 7. Avon 17-3, 8. Lakota West 19-4, 9. Sylvania Northview 16-23, 10. Solon 14-3.

Division 2 — 1. Wapakoneta 17-2, 2. Sheridan 21-3, 3. Hamilton Ross 19-3, 4. Field 16-0, 5. Keystone 20-1, 6. Steubenville 21-4, 7. Jonathan Alder 18-4, 8. Shelby 21-3, 9. Marietta 19-3, 10. Tipp City 18-5.

Division 3 — 1. Berlin Hiland 21-0, 2. Champion 18-3, 3. Seneca East 18-3, 4. Elyria Catholic 16-3, 5. Sherwood Fairview 15-3, 6. Richmond Edison 20-3, 7. Coldwater 14-5, 8. ANNA 15-6, 9. Barnesville 17-7, 10. Summit Country Day 15-9.

Division 4 — 1. Toronto 20-3, 2. LEHMAN 21-2, 3. Newton 23-2, 4. Western Reserve 17-4, 5. Mohawk 16-3, 6. McComb 15-3, 7. Jackson-Milton 15-4, 8. Norwalk St. Paul 15-4, 9. Triad 15-4, 10. New Riegel 14-5, 11. Plymouth 16-4, 12. MINSTER 15-6, 13. (tie) Lake Ridge Academy 14-6, Hillsdale 15-5, 15. Lake Center Christian 12-5. 16. (tie) FORT LORAMIE 15-9, Berne Union 17-7.

Also — 19. Fort Recovery 11-8

Miami Valley Coaches

The latest Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association rankings have the Anna Rockets in the No. 1 spot in Division 3, with the Versailles Tigers right behind them.

The rankings also have Lehman in the No. 2 spot.

Released Tuesday morning, Lehman is second and Russia fourth in the Division 4 poll this week.

Following are the latest rankings:

MVBCA poll

Division 1 — 1. Vandalia 22-4, 2. Lebanon 17-5, 3. Springboro 16-8, 4. Beavercreek 14-7, 5. Fairborn 17-9.

Division 2 — 1. Tipp City 19-5, 2. Kenton Ridge 18-5, 3. Chaminade, 4. Middletown Fenwick, 5. Indian Lake 16-5.

Division 31. Anna 15-7, 2. Versailles 15-6, 3. Northeastern, 4. Dayton Christian, 5. Northwestern 13-13.

Division 4 — 1. Triad 16-3, 2. Lehman 21-2, 3. Newton, 4. Russia 17-5, 5. Southeastern 17-6.

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Softball

The latest rankings from the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association have the New Bremen Lady Cardinals ranked 10th this week, a drop of three spots from last week.

The Lady Cardinals’ Midwest Athletic Conference foe Parkway remained in fourth spot.

OHSSCA rankings

Division 1 — 1. Lebanon, 2. Teays Valley, 3, Pickerington Central, 34. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, 5. Perrysburg, 6. lakota East, 7. Milford, 8. Walsh Jesuit, 9. Mason, 10. Crove City Central Crossing.

Division 2 — 1. Hebron Lakewood, 2. LaGrange Keystone, 3. Greenville, 4. Oak Harbor, 5. (tie) Akron Hoban, Clinton-Massie, 7. Wapakoneta, 8. Kenton Ridge, 9. Jonathan Alder, 10. Graham.

Division 3 — 1. (tie) Wheelersburg, Warren Champion, 3. Richwood North Union, 4. Sugarcreek Garaway, Springfield Northwestern, 6. Canfield South Range, 7. Hamilton Badin, 8. Cardington Lincoln, 9. West Salem Northwestern, 10. New Middletown Springfield.

Division 4 — 1. Gibsonburg, 2. Danville, 3. Jeromesville Hillsdale, 4. Parkway, 5. Portsmouth Clay, 6. Williamsburg, 7. Leesburg Fairfield, 8. New Riegel, 9. Newton, 10. (tie) New Bremen, Strasburg Franklin.

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