If you follow regional high school baseball, chances are you've already made your picks for this coming week. If not, here's a preview of some stand-out upcoming boys varsity baseball games in and around Columbus, selected using data from high school sports site MaxPreps.
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Bishop Hartley vs. Bishop Watterson
On Wednesday, May 8, the Bishop Hartley Hawks (13-2) have a home conference game against the Bishop Watterson Eagles (11-5-1). The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at 1285 Zettler Road. While Bishop Hartley boasts a 3-1 conference record, the visiting Bishop Watterson boys are 3-2 in conference play so far this season.
Whetstone vs. Linden-McKinley
On Wednesday, May 8, the Whetstone Braves (15-5) face off against the Linden-McKinley Panthers (0-4) in a conference game on their own turf. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m. at 4405 Scenic Drive. Although Whetstone is undefeated in conference play, the Linden-McKinley boys have yet to win a conference game this season.
Whetstone vs. St. Francis DeSales
The Whetstone Braves (15-5) will play a non-conference game against the St. Francis DeSales Stallions (1-4) at home on Thursday, May 9. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at 4405 Scenic Drive.
Worthington Kilbourne vs. Jonathan Alder
The Worthington Kilbourne Wolves (9-11) are scheduled to play a nonconference game against the Jonathan Alder Pioneers (13-4-2) at home on Thursday, May 9. The action kicks off at 1499 Hard Road, starting at 5 p.m.
Pickerington North vs. Bishop Hartley
On Thursday, May 9, the Pickerington North Panthers (12-7) have a home non-conference game against the Bishop Hartley Hawks (13-2). The action kicks off at 7800 Refugee Road in Pickerington, starting at 5 p.m.
Franklin Heights vs. New Albany
On Friday, May 10, the Franklin Heights Falcons (4-16) have a home conference game against the New Albany Eagles (21-1). The first pitch is set for 5 p.m. at 1001 Demorest Road. While Franklin Heights has a 1-11 conference record, the visiting New Albany boys are 11-1 in conference play this season.
St. Francis DeSales vs. East Knox
The St. Francis DeSales Stallions (1-4) will play a non-conference game against the East Knox Bulldogs (18-4) at home on Friday, May 10. The first pitch is set for 5 p.m. at 4212 Karl Road.
Centennial vs. Bishop Watterson
On Saturday, May 11, the Centennial Stars (11-7) have a home non-conference game against the Bishop Watterson Eagles (11-5-1). It all goes down at 1441 Bethel Road, starting at 11 a.m.
Granville Christian Academy vs. Patriot Prep Academy
On Saturday, May 11, Granville Christian Academy (5-2) has a home conference game against the Patriot Prep Academy Eagles (0-1). The contest will begin at 11 a.m. at 1820 Newark Granville Road in Granville.
Hilliard Darby vs. Bishop Hartley
The Hilliard Darby Panthers (14-6) are due to play a non-conference game against the Bishop Hartley Hawks (13-2) at home on Saturday, May 11. Watch what happens at 4200 Leppert Road in Hilliard, starting at 1 p.m.
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