The road to a state championship starts here.
Springfield and Central Catholic won their first tournament games on Tuesday.
The Blue Devils, the top seed in the Division I-Maumee District, had no trouble dispatching of Waite, winning 25-0.
The #2 seed Irish had a little more trouble with #8 Northview. The needed extra innings and some clutch hitting down the stretch to outlast the Lady Kats, 6-5.
To follow the progress of all the local teams, visit OHSAA.org.