The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


May 13, 2013

D-I softball nines will be first to enter postseason waters, starting Tuesday

While their baseball counterparts head out of regular-season ports into postseason waters starting today, the sectional-district tournaments for area squads will not commence until starting Tuesday.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s on top for the area’s teams this week:

Division II

As part of the Jefferson sectional-district tournament, three area teams will get the ball rolling Wednesday, with two others waiting in the wings Thursday.

Fifth-seeded Conneaut will host 12th-seeded Harvey in a sectional semifinal Wednesday, while ninth-seeded Edgewood journeys to fourth-seeded Lake Catholic and No. 8 seed Perry heads to No. 7 seed Hathaway Brown.

The other sectional semifinal here has 10th-seeded West Geauga hosting 11th-seeded Collinwood.

Thursday, second-seeded Geneva will host the winner of the Harvey-Conneaut clash in a sectional championship game, while third-seeded Jefferson will welcome the survivor of the Edgewood-Lake Catholic matchup in another sectional title clash the same day.

The Perry-Hathaway winner will head to sixth-seeded Beaumont, while the survivor of the Collinwood-West Geauga game must play at top-seeded Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.

The district tournament shifts to the JAGS Complex in Jefferson, with the semifinals being staged a week from Wednesday and the championship clash set for a week from Thursday.

Division I

The Mentor sectional-district will host area squads Lakeside, Madison and Riverside.

Tenth-seeded Lakeside will play at fifth-seeded Madison on Tuesday in a sectional semifinal, with the winner moving on to play at fourth-seeded Mayfield in a sectional championship game Wednesday.

Top-seeded Riverside will host the winner of a sectional semifinal between No. 11 seed Brush and No. 8 seed North in a sectional championship clash Wednesday.

The other sectional semifinal has ninth-seeded Shaw playing at seventh-seeded Euclid.

The tournament moves to Mentor for the district-level games, with the semifinals set for a week from Tuesday and the title tilt a week from Wednesday.

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