Lexington Baseball To Meet Top-Seed
Van Wert At Districts
The confidence surrounding the Lexington baseball team is obvious as they prepare for the Division II Tiffin District playoffs. The squad feels as though they have the best wealth of talent each time they take the field with so many veterans filling key positions, leading to a string of success unmatched by any team in North Central Ohio.
Lexington boasts a pair of aces in University of Cincinnati commit Ben Vore, recently named District 9 and OCC player of the year, and OCC pitcher of the year, Jacob Depperschmidt. Other top players like Austin Basham and Josh Aiello, both named 1st-Team All-OCC performers this season, have fueled an impressive stretch where the team has literally been unbeatable.
The 5th-seeded Minutemen have won 11-straight (not including their scrimmage with Hillsdale) heading into their district semifinal showdown against #1 Van Wert, which includes an OCC conference title and sectional championship. The purple and gold feel as though they’ve established an identity following a difficult 0-3 start and have found motivation in receiving a lower seed than the team likely deserved at the tournament draw.
With a chip on their shoulder and the talent to make a deep run, Lexington appears to have what it takes to keep their season alive heading into June. The next step is a tough showdown against a Cougars team who won their first WBL Championship in 35 years, but the hopeful Minutemen believe they have what it takes to survive and advance.