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2018 Important Notes

1.       This email is being sent to all coaches who were members of the OHSBCA in 2017. Please encourage coaches in your leagues/locales to join the OHSBCA if they haven’t already done so in order to have their programs qualify for Poll Voting, All-Ohio Recognition, The Mizuno Series, Scholarships for the children of our members, etc. Membership information can be found at:


2.       There is a meeting in February between our coaches Board and OHSAA regarding extending our spring season by one week beginning in 2019. Stay tuned for developments.

3.       Our Northwest District was well represented at the State Clinic with 3 players earning Player of the Year Honors. In Division II Seth Lonsway (Celina) and Manny Vorhees (Wapakoneta) received the award and in Division IV Michael Kirian (New Riegel) was the recipient. Congratulations to these young men, their coaches and programs on this outstanding achievement.

4.       The Northwest District was also well represented as all 3 Inductees to the OHSBCA Hall of Fame were from the NW. Congratulations to Jim McBride (Kalida), Mike Wiss (Minster) and Mike O’Reilly (Sylvania Southview) on this notorious achievement as it is very well deserved. Nominations forms for future reference can be found at: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OHSBCA/pt/sp/halloffame

5.       I have attached a list of the 2018 Northwest District Poll Voters. It is imperative that you contact these voters with information about your team and adhere to the posted timelines. We truly wish to have the best teams ranked appropriately and coaches can only vote based on the information they have. There was some confusion on our part relative to the voter list at the clinic as it was misrepresented in the Clinic Program. We apologize for the confusion and please refer to list I have attached with this email. The list of voters for your Division can soon be found at: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OHSBCA/pt/sp/pollteams_voters

Team Publicity Forms can be found at: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OHSBCA/pt/sp/forms

6.       Each year the OHSBCA sponsors the All-Ohio Mizuno Series to honor the best Senior baseball players around the state. We will be soliciting your votes late in May but it is imperative that you nominate kids that CAN and WILL play. Forms and guidelines will be emailed to you in May.

7.       Please take time to familiarize yourself with the information and forms found on the OHSBCA website: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OHSBCA/pt/sp/forms

8.       Aside from the OHSBCA don’t forget that 4 Northwest coaches select and coach a NW Team in the Crossroads Series for Juniors and Sophomores in June. Please contact Chris Hardman (Ottawa Hills), Tom Held (Defiance), Tim Gerken (Toledo St. Francis) or Chad Spencer (Lima Shawnee) for more information of nominate your player(s) at: http://www.crossroadsbaseballseries.com/

9.       Finally, for those of you who are looking for an opportunity to give your players a chance to play more baseball together over the summer please consider registering your team in the ACME Baseball Congress. Information can be found at: http://acmebaseballcongress.org/




NW District Reps:             Phil Jackson        Galion                                   pjdnsjackson@gmail.com

                                                Chad Spencer    Lima Shawnee                   spencerc@shawnee.noacsc.org

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