Arcanum, Versailles move up in OHSBCA state baseball poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles first baseman Jared Niekamp applies a tag on a Greeneview base runner during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament baseball game on Thursday in Versailles.

Versailles first baseman Jared Niekamp applies a tag on a Greeneview base runner during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament baseball game on Thursday in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Both Arcanum and Versailles moved up in the third Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll of the 2016 season.

Versailles, which has been ranked in all three polls this season, moved up this week from 22nd in Division III to 20th. The Tigers’ season-best ranking was 18th, which they achieved in the season’s first poll.

Arcanum, which debuted in last week’s poll at No. 33 in Division III, moved up to 24th this week.

Other teams with Darke County connections ranked in this week’s state poll include Greater Western Ohio Conference member Springboro being ranked No. 2 in Division I, GWOC member Vandalia-Butler being ranked No. 3 in Division I, GWOC member Beavercreek being ranked No. 17 in Division I, GWOC member Centerville being ranked No. 18 in Division I, Midwest Athletic Conference member Coldwater being ranked No. 2 in Division III, MAC member St. Henry being ranked No. 9 in Division IV, MAC member Fort Recovery being ranked No. 11 in Division IV, MAC member Minster being ranked No. 15 in Division IV and Tri-County North being ranked No. 27 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.) 270

2 Springboro 211

3 Butler 206

4 Olentangy Liberty 168

5 Milford 166

6 Gahanna Lincoln 79

7 Walsh Jesuit 48

8 Olentangy Orange 42

9 Twinsburg 37

10 Hilliard Darby 36

11 Wadsworth 34

12 Archbishop Moeller 26

13 Solon 25

14 Loveland 20

15 Westerville Central 19

16 Westlake 18

17 Beavercreek 12

18 Centerville 10

18 842 La Salle 10

20 Fairfield 7

20 Mason 7

Other teams receiving votes (points): Harrison (5), St Ignatius (4), Hudson (3), St Francis de Sales (Tol) (3), Olentangy (Lewis Cntr) (3), Thomas Worthington (1)

Division II

1 Defiance 276

2 Steubenville 220

3 Jonathan Alder 192

4 Wapakoneta 165

5 Vermilion 158

6 Bellevue 112

7 Archbishop McNicholas 74

8 Van Wert 68

9 Fairfield Union 47

10 Sheridan 34

11 Poland Seminary 33

12 Wauseon 17

13 Bloom-Carroll 16

14 St Clairsville 13

15 Clinton-Massie 12

15 Bryan 12

17 Bishop Fenwick 11

18 Streetsboro 10

18 Waynesville 10

18 Bishop Watterson 10

18 Jefferson Area 10

Other teams receiving votes (points): Kenton Ridge (9), Archbishop Alter (5), Jackson (5), Miami Trace (4), Niles Mc Kinley (3), Indian Lake (3), Bath (3), Marietta (3), Southeast (2), Tippecanoe (2), Madison Comprehensive (1)

Division III

1 Hiland 206

2 Coldwater 204

3 Anna 154

4 Canton Central Catholic 127

5 Summit Country Day 117

6 Elyria Catholic 83

7 Wickliffe 73

8 Paint Valley 47

9 Wheelersburg 46

10 Waynedale 45

11 Zane Trace 39

12 Cincinnati Hills Christ. Acad 35

13 Coshocton 26

14 Columbus Academy 25

15 Sandy Valley 17

16 Gilmour Academy 14

17 Utica 12

18 Minford 8

19 Adena 7

20 Versailles 6

Other teams receiving votes (points): Manchester (5), Alexander (5), Chippewa (4), Crestview (Ashland) (3), Champion (3), Arcanum (3), Roger Bacon (2), Harrison Central (2), Lake (1), Lynchburg-Clay (1)

Division IV

1 Toronto 260

2 Lehman Catholic 178

3 Riverside 134

4 Newark Catholic 132

5 Notre Dame 117

6 Kalida 116

7 Trimble 80

8 Jackson-Milton 76

9 Arlington 74

9 St Henry 74

11 Fort Recovery 58

12 New Miami 40

13 Fisher Catholic 34

14 Triad 28

15 Minster 21

16 Hillsdale 20

17 Fort Loramie 19

18 Dalton 15

19 Western Reserve 13

20Shadyside 9

20 Lake Center Christian School 9

Other teams receiving votes (points): St Paul (8), Miller City (5), Caldwell (3), Waterford (3), Fayetteville-Perry (3), New London (3), Tri-County North (2), Mc Comb (2), Calvert (1)

Versailles first baseman Jared Niekamp applies a tag on a Greeneview base runner during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament baseball game on Thursday in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/05/web1_Jared-Niekamp-WEB.jpgVersailles first baseman Jared Niekamp applies a tag on a Greeneview base runner during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament baseball game on Thursday in Versailles. Kyle Shaner|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.