Senior right-handed pitcher Brett Hay turned in a stellar performance to help send the Hilliard Darby High School baseball team to its third consecutive appearance in a Division I district semifinal.

Senior right-handed pitcher Brett Hay turned in a stellar performance to help send the Hilliard Darby High School baseball team to its third consecutive appearance in a Division I district semifinal.

Hay threw a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks as the fifth-seeded Panthers defeated 29th-seeded Dublin Scioto 2-0 in a second-round game May 13 at home to improve to 22-6.

"Brett did what he does for us," said coach Chris Fugitt, whose team had a first-round bye and played 22nd-seeded Central Crossing in a semifinal May 19 at Marysville. "He got strikeouts when we needed them and shut (the Irish) down when they had scoring opportunities. We hit just enough to score a couple of runs and advance. This time of year, it's all about surviving and moving on."

The semifinal winner plays third-seeded Watkins Memorial or 13th-seeded Lancaster in a district final Thursday, May 21, at Otterbein University. The Panthers have yet to play either team this season.

Entering their semifinal matchup May 19, Watkins Memorial was 24-3 and Lancaster was 18-8. The Warriors are led by 6-foot-4 senior right-handed pitcher Chandler Day, a Vanderbilt signee.

The district champion advances to a regional semifinal May 28 at Dublin Coffman, where it will face Mount Vernon, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty or Upper Arlington.

Through 28 games, Justin Fugitt had a .286 batting average with 12 RBI and 15 runs scored. Other offensive leaders included Luke Miller (.378, 27 RBI, 2 triples, 13 runs), Scott Nadler (.354, 19 RBI, 1 home run, 22 runs), Joe Estepp (.321, 19 RBI, 13 runs), Greg Brown (.319, 8 RBI, 10 doubles, 30 runs) and Christopher Schultz (.317, 8 RBI, 12 runs).

On the mound, Hay was 9-1 with a 1.27 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 12 walks in 60 2/3 innings. Miller was 3-3 with a 3.43 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 19 walks in 29 1/3 innings, Josh Palsgrove was 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA, 10 strikeouts and 11 walks in 19 1/3 innings and Nate Skelskey was 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA, 16 strikeouts and five walks in 25 innings.

Wildcats fall to UA in second round

Davidson lost at eighth-seeded UA 2-0 on May 13 in the second round of the Division I district tournament to finish 11-17.

Pitcher Clayton Steele went the distance for the 21st-seeded Wildcats, allowing seven hits and two walks and recording two strikeouts. The Wildcats managed only two hits off UA pitcher Ryan Miller -- singles by James Lacher and Colton Miles.

Miles had a three-run home run as host Davidson defeated 39th-seeded Northland 8-0 in the first round May 12. Brant Curnutte and James Weethee combined to limit the Vikings to four hits.

Jaguars come up short against Gales

Bradley finished 18-8 after losing to 13th-seeded Lancaster 3-1 in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 13 at home.

Connor Davis pitched a complete game for the 12th-seeded Jaguars, who had a first-round bye. Davis gave up five hits and three walks and had five strikeouts.

All four of Bradley's hits were singles by Davis, Andy Goins, Dalton Hatfield and Jacob Kramb.

Nick Jenkins walked and later scored on an RBI groundout by Stephen Nikolaus, giving the Jaguars a 1-0 lead through five innings. The Golden Gales scored all of their runs in the sixth.