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Dan Steiner Honored by Central District Athletic Board

The Central District Athletic Board recently honored Dan Steiner on his retirement as Central District baseball officials assignor, after 37 years of service. Mark Aprile (right) presents Dan Steiner with special OHSAA Service Award. The Central District Athletic Board would like to thank Dan for his service to the student-athletes of Central Ohio, and wish him well in all future endeavors.

2021 Sectional/District Tournament Brackets - Central District
Division I Division II Division III Division IV
Central 1 Central 1 Central 1 Central 1
Central 2 Central 2 Central 2 Central 2
Central 3      
Central 4      
Click to view the 2021 OHSAA Statewide Tournament Brackets

2021 Tournament Information - All Divisions

Tournament Coordinator: Mark Aprile, Email: [email protected]. The Tournament Coordinator will make all decisions regarding the playability of the home field. If both fields are unplayable, the Tournament Coordinator will determine where and when the game will be played.
CDAB Board Member Sport Liaison: Ryan Fitzgerald, Athletic Administrator, Hamilton Township High School, 1105 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207. P: 614-491-8804, Ext. 1808; Fax: 614-492-1495; Email: [email protected].
 
Seeding: All seeding will be conducted on-line suing this web site.  Complete seeding instructions will be sent to the athletic administrator at each school to forward to the head coach. All teams will be seeded.  Schools will not vote for themselves during the seeding process.
 
VIRTUAL MANDATORY COACHES MEETINGS using MICROSOFT TEAMS:  Teams will draw into sectional/district tournament brackets at a MANDATORY VIRTUAL meeting of coaches on Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. using Microsoft Teams.  A video with general information pertaining to the tournament will be required to be viewed by all coaches prior to the seed/draw meeting.  All coaches must participate in the mandatory VIRTUAL coaches meetings. Coaches should download the free Microsoft Teams app to the device they will be using for the meetings. 

Here is the link to create a free Microsoft Teams account.  Please create your free account prior to Sunday, May 9, 2021.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free

2021 Division I Sectional/District Tournament Information

Division I Sectional Tournaments - May 17 and 19, 2021
REVISED
3/12/2021 - removed Walnut Ridge
4/26/2021 - removed Northland
All sectional tournament games will be played on the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the tournament bracket.
 
Central District Schools: Big Walnut, Briggs, Canal Winchester, Central Crossing, Delaware Hayes, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Franklin Heights, Gahanna Lincoln, Grove City, Groveport Madison, Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Darby, Hilliard Davidson, Independence (Columbus), Lancaster, Licking Heights, Marion Harding, Marysville, Mifflin, Mount Vernon, New Albany, Newark, Northland, Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin, Olentangy Liberty, Olentangy Orange, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, Reynoldsburg, South (Columbus), St. Charles, Teays Valley, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington, Watkins Memorial, West, Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South, Westland, Whetstone, Whitehall-Yearling, Worthington Kilbourne. (45)
Southeast District Schools: Chillicothe, Logan. (2) 

 
District Tournament Qualifiers: Sixteen teams, four from each bracket will advance to the District Tournament.
 
Division I District Tournaments May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
All district tournament games will be played in the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m.
District Semifinal games will be played on May 24 and May 25 at 5:00 p.m.  District Final games will be played on May 26 and May 27.  Rain dates are May 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
 
Regional Tournament Qualifiers: Four teams on from each District Tournament will advance to the Region 2 Tournament at Dublin Coffman HS.
Region 2 Tournament - at Dublin Coffman HS
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Central 2 District winner (home) vs. Central 4 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - Central 3 District winner (home) vs. Central 1 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.

2021 Division II Sectional/District Tournament Information

Division II Sectional Tournaments - May 18 and 20, 2021
All sectional tournament games will be played on the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the tournament bracket.
 
Central District Schools: Beechcroft, Bexley, Bishop Hartley, Bishop Wtterson, Bloom-Carroll, Buckeye Valley, Centennial, East (Columbus), Eastmoor Academy, Granville, Hamilton Township, Heath, Highland (Morrow), Johnstown, Jonathan Alder, Lakewood (Hebron), Licking Valley, Linden McKinley, London, Marion-Franklin, River Valley (Caledonia), St. Francis DeSales (Columbus), Utica. (23)
 
District Tournament Qualifiers: Eight teams, four from each bracket will advance to the District Tournament.
 
Division II District Tournaments May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
All district tournament games will be played in the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m.
District Semifinal games will be played on May 24 and May 25 at 5:00 p.m.  District Final games will be played on May 26 and May 27.  Rain dates are May 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
 
Regional Tournament Qualifiers: Two teams on from each District Tournament will advance to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to the Region 7 Tournament.  Central 2 to the Region 8 Tournament.
Region 7 Tournament - at TBA
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Central 1 District winner (home) vs. East 1 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - Chillicothe District winner (home) vs. East 2 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 Tournament - at TBA
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - Southwest 2 District winner (home) vs. Central 2 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Southwest 3 District winner (home) vs. Southwest 1 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.

2021 Division III Sectional/District Tournament Information

Division III Sectional Tournaments - May 18 and 20, 2021
All sectional tournament games will be played on the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the tournament bracket.
 
Central District Schools: Africentric Early College, Amanda-Clearcreek, Bishop Ready, Centerburg, Columbus Academy, Elgin, Fairbanks, Fredericktown, Grandview Heights, Liberty Union, Madison Plains, Mount GIlead, North Union, Northmor, Northridge (Johnstown), Pleasant, West Jefferson, Worthington Christian. (18)
 
District Tournament Qualifiers: Eight teams, four from each bracket will advance to the District Tournament.
 
Division III District Tournaments May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
All district tournament games will be played in the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m.
District Semifinal games will be played on May 24 and May 25 at 5:00 p.m.  District Final games will be played on May 26 and May 27.  Rain dates are May 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
 
Regional Tournament Qualifiers: Two teams on from each District Tournament will advance to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to the Region 10 Tournament.  Central 2 to the Region 11 Tournament.
Region 10 Tournament - at Elida MS
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Defiance District winner (home) vs. Shelby District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - Central 1District winner (home) vs. Elida District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.
Region 11 Tournament - at TBA
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Chillicothe 1 District winner (home) vs. Chillicothe 2 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - East District winner (home) vs. Central 2 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.

2021 Division IV Sectional/District Tournament Information

Division IV Sectional Tournaments - May 17 and 19, 2021
All sectional tournament games will be played on the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the tournament bracket. 
REVISED
4/13/2021 - removed Cristo Rey Columbus
Central District Schools: Berne Union, Cardington-Lincoln, Danville, Delaware Christian, East Knox, Fairfield Christian, Fisher Catholic, Granville Christian, Grove City Christian, Harvest Preparatory, Madison Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic, Ridgedale, Shekiniah Christian, Tree of Life Christian, Wellington School. (17)
 
District Tournament Qualifiers: Eight teams, four from each bracket will advance to the District Tournament.
 
Division IV District Tournaments May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
All district tournament games will be played in the home field of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m.
District Semifinal games will be played on May 24 and May 25 at 5:00 p.m.  District Final games will be played on May 26 and May 27.  Rain dates are May 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
 
Regional Tournament Qualifiers: Two teams on from each District Tournament will advance to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to the Region 15 Tournament.  Central 2 to the Region 16 Tournament.
Region 15 Tournament - at TBA
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Chillicothe 1 District winner (home) vs. Chillicothe 2 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - East District winner (home) vs. Central 1 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 Tournament - at TBA
   Semifinal #1 - June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - Southwest 1 District winner (home) vs. Central 2 District winner (visitior)
   Semifinal #2 - June 3 - 2:00 p.m. - Southwest 3 District winner (home) vs. Southwest 2 District winner (visitor)
   Final: June 4 - 5:00 p.m.

 

2021 Sectional Tournament Seeding - May 7-9, 2021

The 2021 tournament seeding will be completed prior to the mandatroy virtual draw meeting of coaches. Tournament information including seeding instructions and coaches login credentials will be emailed to the athletic administrator at each partticipating school by Friday, April 30, 2021. Please adhere to the deadlines below as there are penalties for each missed deadline.
May 7 - 9:00 a.m. - Team win/loss records by divisional opponent and other information due.
May 7 - 3:00 p.m. - Seed voting begins.
May 8 - 12:00 noon - See voting ends.
May 9 - 2:00 p.m. - MANDATORY VIRTUAL Draw Meeting using Microsoft Teams.
 
VIRTUAL MANDATORY COACHES MEETINGS using MICROSOFT TEAMS:  Teams will draw into sectional/district tournament brackets at a MANDATORY VIRTUAL meeting of coaches on Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. using Microsoft Teams.  A video with general information pertaining to the tournament will be required to be viewed by all coaches prior to the seed/draw meeting.  All coaches must participate in the mandatory VIRTUAL coaches meetings. Coaches should download the free Microsoft Teams app to the device they will be using for the meetings. 

Here is the link to create a free Microsoft Teams account.  Please create your free account prior to Sunday, May 9, 2021.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free

2021 Baseball Calendar

Feb. 22, 2021
Coaching and Tryouts Begin
March 27
Season Begins
May 15-22
Sectional Tournaments
May 24-29
District Tournaments
June 3-4
Regional Tournaments
June 10-12
State Tournament
June 19
Season Ends

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