Arcanum, Versailles ranked in state baseball poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Arcanum’s Cole Burrell pitches during a baseball game against Dixie on April 23 in Arcanum.

Arcanum’s Cole Burrell pitches during a baseball game against Dixie on April 23 in Arcanum.


Tim Alley|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – The Arcanum and Versailles baseball teams both received votes in the second Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll of the 2016 season.

Versailles earned four points in the Division III poll to be tied for 22nd in the state rankings, dropping from its 18th place ranking last week. After not receiving any votes last week, Arcanum earned one point in this week’s poll and is tied for 33rd in the Division III rankings.

Other teams with Darke County connections ranked in this week’s state poll include Greater Western Ohio Conference member Vandalia-Butler being ranked No. 2 in Division I, GWOC member Springboro being ranked No. 4 in Division I, GWOC member Beavercreek being ranked No. 9 in Division I, GWOC member Lebanon being ranked No. 16 in Division I, Midwest Athletic Conference member Coldwater being ranked No. 1 in Division III, MAC member Minster being ranked No. 8 in Division IV, MAC member Fort Recovery being ranked No. 9 in Division IV, MAC member St. Henry being ranked No. 14 in Division IV and Tri-County North being ranked No. 30 in Division IV.

For more information on the OHSBCA and its poll, visit its website at www.ohsbca.org.

OHSBCA state rankings

Division I

1 Jackson (Mass.) 223

2 Butler 198

3 Milford 184

4 Springboro 171

5 Hilliard Darby 99

6 Westerville Central 70

7 Olentangy Liberty 64

8 Gahanna Lincoln 62

9 Beavercreek 34

10 Wadsworth 26

11 La Salle 23

11 Walsh Jesuit 23

13 Twinsburg 19

13 Loveland 19

15 Archbishop Moeller 18

16 Solon 16

16 St Ignatius 16

16 Lebanon 16

19 Clay 15

20 St Francis de Sales (Tol) 9

20 Bellefontaine 9

Other teams receiving votes (points): Medina (8), Lakota East (7), Mason (7), Olentangy Orange (7), Harrison (6), Fairfield (6), Thomas Worthington (5), Midview (4), Mayfield (2), Avon (2), Olentangy (Lewis Cntr) (2), Copley (2), Hudson (1), Kenston (1), Olmsted Falls (1)

Division II

1 Defiance 284

2 Steubenville 241

3 Jonathan Alder 197

4 Wapakoneta 184

5 Vermilion 160

6 Bellevue 72

7 Archbishop McNicholas 67

8 Poland Seminary 59

9 Madison Senior 48

10 Reading 37

11 Jefferson Area 31

12 Shawnee (Springfield) 27

13 Van Wert 24

14 Bloom-Carroll 23

15 Wauseon 19

15 Bishop Watterson 19

17 Jackson 16

18 St Clairsville 13

19 Clinton-Massie 9

19 Bowling Green 9

19 Bath 9

Other teams receiving votes (points): Niles Mc Kinley (8), Meigs (8), Woodridge (7), Waynesville (6), Chaminade Julienne (5), Sheridan (5), Fairfield Union (4), Bishop Fenwick (2), Tippecanoe (1), Indian Lake (1)

Division III

1 Coldwater 202

2 Summit Country Day 192

3 Hiland 176

4 Elyria Catholic 170

5 Canton Central Catholic 157

6 Anna 145

7 Wickliffe 105

8 Zane Trace 79

9 Wheelersburg 73

10 Utica 41

11 Minford 29

12 St. Thomas Aquinas 23

12 Sandy Valley 23

14 Columbus Academy 17

15 Adena 15

16 Cincinnati Hills Christ. Acad 13

17 Manchester 12

18 Coshocton 11

19 Chippewa 9

20 Trinity Hs 6

Other teams receiving votes (points): Kirtland (5), Harrison Central (4), Cardinal Mooney (4), Fredericktown (4), Versailles (4), Eastwood (3), Gilmour Academy (3), Columbiana Crestview (3), Champion (3), Alexander (2), Lake (2), Paint Valley (2), Rittman (1), Elmwood (1), Arcanum (1)

Division IV

1 Toronto 267

2 Riverside 163

3 Notre Dame 156

4 Lehman Catholic 143

5 Arlington 123

6 Kalida 117

7 Newark Catholic 102

8 Minster 62

9 Fort Recovery 58

10 New Miami 50

11 Trimble 41

12 Fisher Catholic 40

13 Jackson-Milton 36

14 St Henry 35

15 Triad 28

16 St Paul 21

16 Dalton 21

18 Fort Loramie 12

18 Hillsdale 12

20 New London 9

Other teams receiving votes (points): Wynford (6), Caldwell (6), Ayersville (6), Shadyside (6), Miller City (6), Leipsic (5), Western Reserve (2), Fayetteville-Perry (2), South Webster (2), Tri-County North (1), McComb (1), Calvert (1)

Arcanum’s Cole Burrell pitches during a baseball game against Dixie on April 23 in Arcanum.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/05/web1_Cole-Burrell-WEB.jpgArcanum’s Cole Burrell pitches during a baseball game against Dixie on April 23 in Arcanum. Tim Alley|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.