None of the lake area baseball teams are still alive in tournament play. Lakewood Lancers were the last to fall when New Albany eliminated them in the district semi-final Monday by a 10-3 score.
Three of the four lake area softball teams are competing in district finals this week.
In Division II, the 22-6 Lady Lancers meet the 18-8 Buckeye Valley Lady Barons at 5 p.m. at Pickerington Central in the district final. It's a rematch of last year's district final when the Barons bested the Lancers 5-3.
Tuesday, Lakewood and Teays Valley were scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when catcher Lindsay Barrett hit a two-run homer in straightaway center field. Her battery mate, Lancer ace Alissa Birkhimer, pitched a no-hitter shutout. Lakewood is ranked seventh in the final Division II state poll.
EarlierThursday in Division III, the 21-6 Lady Lions beat Mount Gilead 9-6 to reach the district final at 5 p.m. at Pickerington Central.
At Chillicothe, Division II Sheridan Lady Generals blanked rival New Lexington 11-0 to reach the district final.
The 23-1 Lady Generals play 19-7 Circleville at 5 p.m. on Friday at Chilliothe Unioto for the district title.