Arcanum, Versailles baseball teams ranked in season’s final OHSBCA poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Arcanum’s Austin Baker throws out a Franklin Monroe runner during a baseball game on May 6 in Arcanum.

Arcanum’s Austin Baker throws out a Franklin Monroe runner during a baseball game on May 6 in Arcanum.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – The Arcanum and Versailles baseball teams both are ranked in the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association’s final statewide poll of the 2016 season.

Versailles moved up from last week’s 20th place ranking to 17th place in this week’s Division III state rankings. The No. 17 ranking is a season best for the Tigers, who were ranked in all four of this season’s polls.

Arcanum fell from 24th last week to 26th this week. The Trojans ranked in the final three polls of the 2016 season.

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. 6 in Division I, GWOC member Beavercreek being ranked No. 13 in Division I, Midwest Athletic Conference member Coldwater being ranked No. 2 in Division III, MAC member St. Henry being ranked No. 8 in Division IV, MAC member Fort Recovery being ranked No. 10 in Division IV and MAC member Minster being ranked No. 13 in Division IV.

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

OHSBCA state rankings

Division I

Division I

1 Jackson (Mass.) 280

2 Springboro 239

3 Milford 198

4 Olentangy Liberty 164

5 Olentangy Orange 123

6 Butler 111

7 Gahanna Lincoln 90

8 Solon 54

9 Archbishop Moeller 43

10 Loveland 42

11 Mason 36

12 Twinsburg 34

13 Beavercreek 29

14 Hudson 26

14 Walsh Jesuit 26

16 Wadsworth 11

17 St Ignatius 10

18 Hilliard Darby 9

18 Avon 9

20 St Francis de Sales (Tol) 7

Other teams receiving votes (points): Olentangy (Lewis Cntr) (5), St Edward (4), Harrison (4), Westerville Central (4), Mayfield (3), Fairfield (2), Kenston (2), Washington (2), La Salle (2), Chardon (1)

Division II

1 Defiance 261

2 Steubenville 241

3 Wapakoneta 171

4 Archbishop McNicholas 112

5 Jonathan Alder 94

6 Reading 69

7 Vermilion 65

8 Sheridan 61

9 Bishop Fenwick 54

10 Tippecanoe 46

11 Fairfield Union 34

12 Poland Seminary 31

13 Van Wert 29

14 Marietta 28

15 Jefferson Area 26

16 Norwalk 21

16 St Francis DeSales (Col.) 21

18 Bellevue 19

19 Miami Trace 15

20 Bloom-Carroll 13

Other teams receiving votes (points): Waynesville (10), Clinton-Massie (10), Southeast (10), Bryan (9), Bath (8), St Clairsville (6), Madison Comprehensive (5), Niles Mc Kinley (3), Waverly (3), Madison Senior (3), Bishop Watterson (3), Shawnee (Springfield) (2), Meigs (2)

Division III

1 Hiland 214

2 Coldwater 204

3 Anna 187

4 Canton Central Catholic 106

5 Wickliffe 97

6 Elyria Catholic 90

7 Waynedale 77

8 Zane Trace 70

9 Summit Country Day 59

10 Wheelersburg 40

11 Cincinnati Hills Christ. Acad 24

12 Coshocton 23

13 Minford 14

14 Adena 13

14 Lynchburg-Clay 13

16 Seneca East 12

17 Versailles 11

18 Trinity Hs 9

18 Manchester 9

18 Sandy Valley 9

Other teams receiving votes (points): Utica (7), Lake (6), Columbus Academy (3), Alexander (3), Cincinnati Country Day (3), Elmwood (2), South Range (2), Galion (2), Harrison Central (2), Arcanum (2), Gilmour Academy (2), Chippewa (2), Paint Valley (2), Beachwood (1)

Division IV

1 Toronto 247

2 Arlington 192

3 Kalida 170

4 Lehman Catholic 163

5 Newark Catholic 162

6 Notre Dame 126

7 Trimble 94

8 St Henry 92

9 Jackson-Milton 61

10 Fort Recovery 44

11 Riverside 40

12 Wynford 31

13 Minster 26

14 Fisher Catholic 16

15 Triad 14

16 Dalton 10

17 Western Reserve 9

17 Miller City 9

19 Calvert 7

20 Hillsdale 6

Other teams receiving votes (points): Caldwell (5), Strasburg-Franklin (5), New London (2), St Paul (2), Fort Loramie (1), McComb (1)

Arcanum’s Austin Baker throws out a Franklin Monroe runner during a baseball game on May 6 in Arcanum.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/05/web1_Austin-Baker-WEB-1.jpgArcanum’s Austin Baker throws out a Franklin Monroe runner during a baseball game on May 6 in Arcanum. 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.