Softball tournament pairings set for county squads


Clinton County teams learned of their tournament matchups Sunday as the Southwest District Athletic Board posted drawings for the post-season which begins May 9.

No. 27 Wilmington, 2-11 at the draw, will meet either No. 2 seed Oak Hills or No. 28 Walnut Hills in the second round of the Division I bracket. Wilmington would host Walnut Hills and play at Oak Hills. First pitch for either site is 5 p.m. May 11.

Clinton-Massie was the No. 5 seed but gets Division II top-seed and SBAAC American Division juggernaut New Richmond 5 p.m. May 10.

The Lions are 17-1 and defeated Clinton-Massie (10-6 this year) in both league games. However, the scores were quite close, 9-8 at New Richmond on April 4 and 12-10 at Massie on April 27.

The Massie-New Richmond winner gets another SBAAC squad, Goshen on May 12.

It’s more SBAAC matchups in the Division III bracket. East Clinton (2-12) is No. 17 and will play at No. 4 Bethel-Tate May 9. The winner will play May 11 against either Madeira or McNicholas.

Blanchester (7-8), the No. 8 seed, will play No. 16 Fenwick 5 p.m. May 9 at BHS. The winner advances 5 p.m. May 11 to No. 15 Deer Park.

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