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2024 CDAB SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT INFO - ALL DIVISIONS

Tournament Manager: Lisa Morelli, Athletic Administrator, Pickerington HS Central, 300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington 43147. C: 614-548-1825; Email: [email protected].  Supervises all tournaments and conducts all drawing and seeding meetings.
CDAB Board Member Softball Liaison: Molly Feesler, Athletic Administrator, Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington 43085. P: 614-450-6225. Email: [email protected].
 
Softball Tournament Pass/Bench List (.docx) - to be used by all teams for sectional and district tournament competition. 
2024 Tournament Participating Schools
DIVISION I
Central District Schools: Big Walnut, BIshop Hartley, 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, Northland, Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin, Olentangy Liberty, Olentangy Orange, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, Reynoldsburg, 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)
East District Schools:  Tri-Valley. (1)
Southeast District Schools:  Chillicothe, Logan. (2)
DIVISION II
Division II: Beechcroft, Bexley, Bloom-Carroll, Buckeye Valley, Centennial, Cristo Rey Columbus, East (Columbus), Eastmoor Academy, Granville, Hamilton Township, Heath, Highland (Marengo), Jonathan Alder, Lakewood (Hebron), Licking Valley, Linden McKinley, London, Marion-Franklin, North Union, River Valley (Caledonia), South (Columbus), Whitehall-Yearling. (22)
DIVISION III
Division III: Africentric Early College, Amanda-Clearceek, Bishop Ready, Cardington-Lincoln, Centerburg, Elgin, Fairbanks, Fredericktown, Grandview Heights, Grove City Christian, Harvest Preparatory, Johnstown, Liberty Union, Madison-Plains, Northmor, Northridge (Johnstown), Pleasant, Tree of Life Christian, Utica, Wellington School, West Jefferson, Worthington Christian. (22)
 
DIVISION IV
Division IV: Berne Union, Danville, Delaware Christian, East Knox, Fairfield Christian, Fisher Catholic, Liberty Christian, Madison Christian, Mechanicsburg, Millersport, Mount Gilead, Newark Catholic, Ridgedale, Shekinah Christian. (14)
2024 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 Host Site Checklist (.pdf)

Sectional Tournament Dates:
Division I - May 7 and 9, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of four Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2, Central 3, Central 4.
Division II - May 6 and 8, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament bracket: Central 1, Central 2.
Division III - May 6 and 8, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2.
Division IV - May 7 and 9, 2024.  Schools will draw into one Sectional/District Tournament bracket: Central .
 
Softball Tournament Pass/Bench List (.docx) - to be used by all teams for sectional and district tournament competition. 
2024 District Tournament Information, Sites and Dates
Please check the tournament brackets posted on this page for updates.
The better seeded team will be the home team for all district level games.
DIVISION I
District Semifinals: May 14, 2024 - 5:00 p.m
Played at the site of the better seeded team.
District Finals : May 17 or 18, 2024
Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way Pickerington, 43314. Evan Doughty, Manager. P: 614-548-1826, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Four teams to the Regional Tournament.
DIVISION II
District Semifinals: May 13, 2024 - 5:00 p.m
Played at the site of the better seeded team.
District Finals : May 17 or 18, 2024
Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way Pickerington, 43314. Evan Doughty, Manager. P: 614-548-1826, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament.
DIVISION III
District Semifinals: May 13, 2024 - 5:00 p.m
Played at the site of the better seeded team.
District Finals : May 17 or 18, 2024
Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way Pickerington, 43314. Evan Doughty, Manager. P: 614-548-1826, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament.
DIVISION IV
District Semifinals: May 14, 2024 - 5:00 p.m
Played at the site of the better seeded team.
District Finals : May 17 or 18, 2024
Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way Pickerington, 43314. Evan Doughty, Manager. P: 614-548-1826, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: One team to the Regional Tournament.
 

2024 Sectional Tournament Seeding: April 26-28, 2024

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.  Click to view the CDAB Tournament Seeding Procedures
 
Coaches Draw Meeting: A mandatory meeting of coaches will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 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, April 26, 2024 
    • 9:00 a.m. - Team Information Due for Seeding
    • 3:00 p.m. - Seed Voting Begins
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 12:00 noon - Seed Voting Ends
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 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, April 26, 2024.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free
2023 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 3      
Central 4      
Click to view the 2023 OHSAA Statewide Tournament Brackets

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2023 CDAB Sectional/District Tournament Evaluations

Coaches use the button above to access the evaluation form. 
Please submit evaluations prior to June 10, 2023.

CDAB Honors Rick Keys

The Central District Athletic Board recently recognized Rick Keys for his service as the assigner of umpires for softball. Rick retired after the 2023 tournament after serving in that role for 10 years. Thank you Rick for your service to the student athletes in the Central District!