The Dublin Coffman High School baseball team got off a good start in league play by sweeping a pair of games from a long-time rival.

The Dublin Coffman High School baseball team got off a good start in league play by sweeping a pair of games from a long-time rival.

The Shamrocks defeated host Hilliard Davidson 11-1 in five innings April 5 and beat the Wildcats 5-3 on April 6 at home. Coffman entered the week 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Central Division.

The Shamrocks also defeated visiting Scioto 4-1 on April 1 and Zanesville 6-5 on April 2 at home.

Through seven games, Cal Haefke was hitting .417.

"We're starting to jell in most areas," coach Tim Saunders said. "We had a good week of hitting and it looks like the bats are coming around. Winning two games in the league versus Davidson was huge for us."

Irish coach reaches milestone

Scioto coach Ken Carpenter earned his 300th career victory with his team's 9-5 win over Caledonia River Valley in the second game of a doubleheader April 2 at home.

"I guess I've coached a lot of games," said Carpenter, who entered the week having earned 41 wins in four seasons at Scioto after recording 260 wins in 14 years at Buckeye Valley. "I'm fortunate to have had some very good players play for me and top-notch assistant coaches the past 18 years."

The Irish entered the week 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Cardinal.

Scioto opened league play by defeating visiting Westerville Central 6-3 on April 5. Andrew Magno earned the win on the mound and Clint Conner was credited with a save.

The Irish lost at Central 13-2 in five innings April 8.

Last season, Central shared the league title with Hilliard Darby and advanced to the Division I state final, where it lost to Cincinnati Moeller 15-0 in five innings.

Through seven games, Weston Talentino was hitting .600 to lead the Irish, followed by Magno (.467), Jack Suich (.375), Josh Vogel (.348), Owen Kubalak (.333) and Matt Magno (.333).

Celtics affected by early-season weather

Jerome entered the week 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the OCC-Cardinal.

The Celtics had four games postponed because of bad weather in the first two weeks of the season.

Jerome lost its league opener to host Hilliard Bradley, 6-4 on April 4. Sam Wilson hit a solo home run in the first inning for the Celtics.

"We need to play hard every day and not assume we are just going to put the uniform on and win," coach Chris Huesman said. "We must have intensity every pitch, every ground ball and every at-bat. When we do that, we will be where we need to be."