JACKSON, Ohio — The high school postseason is just around the corner, but the roads for the southeast district tournament were paved Sunday afternoon at Jackson High School during the 2014 OHSAA Southeast District Softball Tournament selection meeting held in Jackson County.
Six area schools — Gallia Academy, Meigs, River Valley, Southern, South Gallia and Eastern — now know where their opening games will be and who they will be facing in their respective sectional matchups. Four of the half-dozen programs can advance to the district tournament with a single victory.
Eastern (16-1) came away with the top seed in Division IV and will host the winner of the South Webster-Ironton St. Joe semifinal contest. The sectional final game at Don Jackson Field will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
Southern (11-4) earned a two-seed in D-4 and will host the winner of the Green-Miller semifinal matchup. The sectional final contest will be played at Star Mill Park at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
South Gallia (1-7) earned an 11-seed and will travel to sixth-seeded Sciotoville East (6-10) for a sectional semifinal at 5 p.m. Monday, May 12. The winner travels to Symmes Valley (12-6) for a sectional final at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
In Division III, Meigs (8-9) earned a three-seed and will host sixth-seeded Southeastern (4-13) in a sectional final at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16. River Valley (5-11) picked up the five-seed and will travel to fourth-seeded Federal Hocking (6-6) for a sectional final at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16.
Gallia Academy came away with the six-seed in Division II and will travel to third-seeded Warren (10-5) for a sectional semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. The winner will travel to the winner of the Jackson-Athens contest to play for a sectional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17.
Complete listings of the 2014 OHSAA Southeast District Softball Tournament pairings are available on the web at seodab.org