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2023 CDAB BASEBALL TOURNAMENT INFO - ALL DIVISIONS

Tournament Manager: Jay Smith, C: 614-403-1505, Email: [email protected].  Supervises all tournaments and conducts all drawing and seeding meetings.
CDAB Board Member Baseball Liaison: Ryan Fitzgerald, Athletic Administrator, Hamilton Township High School, 1105 Rathmell Road, Columbus 432017. P: 614-491-8804 Ext. 1808; Email: [email protected].
 
Baseball Tournament Pass/Bench List (.docx) - to be used by all teams for sectional and district tournament competition.
Participating Schools
DIVISION I
Central District Schools: Big Walnut, Bishop Watterson, 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, Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin, Olentangy Liberty, Olentangy Orange, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, Reynoldsburg, South (Columbus), St. Charles, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus), Teays Valley, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington, Walnut Ridge, Watkins Memorial, West, Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South, Westland, Whetstone, Worthington Kilbourne. (47)
Division I Southeast District Schools:  Chillicothe, Logan. (2)
DIVISION II
Division II: Beechcroft, Bexley, Bishop Hartley, Bishop Ready, Bloom-Carroll, Buckeye Valley, Centennial, East (Columbus), Eastmoor Academy (Columbus), Granville, Hamilton Township, Highland (Marengo), Johnstown, Jonathan Alder, Lakewood (Hebron), Licking Valley, Linden McKinley, London, Marion-Franklin, River Valley (Caledonia), Whitehall-Yearling. (21)
DIVISION III
Division III:  Africentric Early College, Amanda-Clearcreek, Cardington-Lincoln, Centerburg, Columbus Academy, Cristo Rey Columbus, East Knox, Fairbanks, Fredericktown, Grandview Heights, Grove City Christian, Harvest Preparatory, Heath, Liberty Union, Madison-Plains, Mount Gilead, Northridge (Johnstown), North Union, Pleasant, Utica, West Jefferson, Worthington Christian. (22)
 
DIVISION IV
Division IV: Berne Union, Danville, Delaware Christian, Elgin, Fairfield Christian, Fisher Catholic, Granville Christian,Liberty Christian, Madison Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic, Northmor, Northside Christian, Ridgedale, Shekinah Christian, Tree of Life, Wellington School. (18)
Sectional Tournament Information, Sites and Dates
All sectional games will be played at the site of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the bracket. 
Hosting Tournament Games: The host school shall be responsible for all game arrangements, except the selection of game officials.   Game arrangements include field preparation, hiring gate help, ticket scanners, police, and other game preparations that are necessary.  
Sectional Tournament Game Balls: Host schools must provide four OHSAA approved game balls (Rawlings R100) for each game they host. 
The CDAB will reimburse host schools at the Central District Baseball Coaches Association All-District selection meeting in May. 

Sectional Tournament Dates: 
Division I - May 15 and 17, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of four Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2, Central 3, Central 4.
Division II - May 16 and 18, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2.

Division III - May 16 and 18, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2.
Division IV - May 15 and 17, 2023.  Schools will draw into one Sectional/District Tournament bracket: Central.
 
Baseball Tournament Pass/Bench List (.docx) - to be used by all teams for sectional and district tournament competition. 
District Tournament Information, Sites and Dates
The Better Seeded team will be the home team for all district level games.
All district semifinal games will be played at the site of the better seeded team at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on the bracket.
If the game is not played on its scheduled date, it will be played the following day.  If the host school's field is unplayable, the opponent's field will be used unless it is unplayable. 
District Semifinal Tournament Game Balls: Host schools must provide six OHSAA approved game balls (Rawlings R100).  The CDAB will reimburse host schools at the Central District Baseball Coaches Association All-District selection meeting in May. 
All district final games will be played at a neutral site determined by the Central District Athletic Board.
Those potential sites include: Beavers Field Lancaster, Olentangy Orange HS, Grove City HS, Upper Arlington HS, Olentangy Liberty HS, Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Please check the tournament brackets posted on this page for District Final site assignments.
 
DIVISION I
   District Semifinals:
May 22 and 23, 2023 - 5:00 p.m
   District Finals: May 24 and 25, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.
      Rain Dates: May 24, 25, 26 if needed
   Regional Qualifiers: Four teams to the Regional Tournament.
 
DIVISION II
   District Semifinals: May 22 and 23, 2023 - 5:00 p.m
   District Finals: May 24 and 25, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.
      Rain Dates: May 24, 25, 26 if needed
   Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament.
DIVISION III
   District Semifinals: May 22 and 23, 2023 - 5:00 p.m
   District Finals: May 24 and 25, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.
      Rain Dates: May 24, 25, 26 if needed
   Regional Qualifiers: One team to the Regional Tournament.
 
DIVISION IV
   District Semifinals: May 22 and 23, 2023 - 5:00 p.m
   District Finals: May 24 and 25, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.
      Rain Dates: May 24, 25, 26 if needed
   Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament.

2022 Sectional Tournament Seeding - May 6-8, 2022

Seeding: All seeding will be conducted on-line using the Central District web site (OHSAA.org/CDAB) complete instructions will be sent to the Athletic Director for distribution to the head coach.  
 
Coaches Draw Meeting: A mandatory meeting of coaches will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., virtually using Microsoft Teams. Complete instructions to access the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams will be available during the seeding process.  Coaches do not need a Microsoft Teams account to participate.
Virtual Coaches Meeting Information: Bob Britton ([email protected]) will email each coach the links to their specific required coaches meetings prior to those meetings.  Coaches are encouraged to print any materials provided in those emails from Bob Britton to expedite the selection process. 
Please adhere to the seeding and meeting deadlines below as there are penalties for each missed deadline.
  • Friday, May 5, 2023 
    • 9:00 a.m. - Team Information Due for Seeding
    • 3:00 p.m. - Seed Voting Begins
  • Saturday, May 6, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Seed Voting Ends
  • Sunday, May 7, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. - VIRTUAL MANDATORY MEETING OF COACHES with teams (using Microsoft Teams) to place teams on the tournament brackets.   
VIRTUAL MANDATORY COACHES MEETINGS using MICROSOFT TEAMS
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 that will allow you to create a free Microsoft Teams account.  Please create your free account prior to Friday, May 5, 2023.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free

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2022 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 2022 OHSAA Statewide Tournament Brackets