Where: Huntington Park in Columbus

Thursday’s Division II schedule: Steubenville (28-4) vs. Dayton Chaminade Julienne (22-4), 4 p.m.; Maumee (22-9) vs. Tallmadge (23-7), 7 p.m.

Friday’s Division I schedule: West Chester Lakota West (25-5) vs. Jackson (28-2), 4 p.m.; Strongsville (24-8) vs. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (22-8), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s state championship schedule: Division II, 1 p.m.; Division I, 7 p.m.

Maumee vs. Tallmadge

Maumee at a glance: Maumee was a state runner-up in 2001. Junior Justin Studenka and senior Matt Burkett are Maumee’s top pitchers with a combined record of 10-4. Burkett, Tyler Archambeau, John Henry and Matt LeCron are senior captains. Burkett, Archambeau, Caleb Brown and Jordan Key are all batting over .300. Burkett is a Ohio Northern recruit and Archambeau is a Findlay pledge. Zach Marvin and Devon Gleghorn also start for the Panthers.

Maumee coach Cam Coutcher says: “Our kids have worked really hard at doing the fundamental rights and playing hard to win games. We are probably not the most talented team in the state, but we are going to outwork everybody. ... We don’t really have any stars. We have great leadership and a lot of people continue to step up.”

Tallmadge at a glance: Tallmadge is seeking its second state championship after winning the Division II state title in 2002 and finishing as a state runner-up in 2001, 2000, 1996 and 1966. The Blue Devils are led by senior Josh Taylor and juniors Phillip Glasser, Scott Seeker, Zach Boyd, Jared Burick, Seth Gergely, Jake Rensel, Mikah McGlaughlin and Derek Lightel. Sophomores Rich Eyre, Jake Reifsnyder and Sam Seeker also start for Tallmadge, which used multiple bunts to beat Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin and Canfield in the regional tournament. Burick is 9-1 as a pitcher, and Boyd is 5-2 with a .375 batting average, 31 runs scored and 25 RBI. Gergely is hitting .455 with 23 runs and 23 RBI, Eyre is hitting .400, and Glasser is hitting .398 with 37 runs and 20 RBI.

Tallmadge coach Kenny Linn says: “We have really played good baseball pretty much week in and week out, and the guys have continued to grow together closer and closer as these games have gotten tougher and tougher. ... We have had to execute, get timely hits, play good defense and get great pitching from Zach Boyd and Jared Burick, and Mikah McGlaughlin in relief of those guys. We are excited about where we are at.”

Lakota West vs. Jackson

Lakota West at a glance: Lakota West won a state title in 2007 and reached the state semifinals in 2008. Senior Jake Kates and sophomore Max Kiker are the Firebirds’ top pitchers with a combined record of 14-2. Kates is a High Point recruit. Bryce Johnson, Brennen Martin and Dominic Schivone are all hitting over .300. Chase Wullenweber, Frankie Schmitt, Michael Medley, A.J. Petersen and Eric Hooper also start for Lakota West. Schivone and Hooper are Heidelberg recruits.

Lakota West coach Greg Leurck says: “Our regular season gets us ready for the tournament because our conference [the Greater Miami Conference] is very strong. ... Jackson has a very good pitcher in Kyle Nicolas. I have read some reports on him that he has a good fastball, upper 80s to 90 and tops out at 92 from what I hear. He has signed with Ball State and has a good pitching frame. I saw him play first base on Saturday and you can tell he is an athlete. And also the catcher, Dillon Dingler, an Ohio State recruit, is one of the best catchers I have seen in high school ball in 19 years of coaching. He has good energy back there, blocks balls, receives well and he is a good hitter and runner.”

Jackson at a glance: Jackson won a state title in 2014 and was also a state semifinalist in 1947. Nicolas is 7-0 as a pitcher and has a .346 batting average. Sophomore Yianni Skeriotis is 8-0. Dingler is hitting .433 with 35 runs and 27 RBI. Senior twin brothers and Malone recruits Cade and Jake Mottice are each batting around .390 with a combined 56 runs and 33 RBI. Ben Warren, Josh Romans, Trey Wright, Nick Harrison, Davis Graham, Jack Dear and Stone King also play regularly for the Polar Bears.

Jackson coach Bill Gamble says: “After graduating 12 seniors from last year, 10 that went on to play college ball, we had high expectations because we knew we were returning solid players up the middle who can play in Kyle Nicolas and Dillon Dingler, but we had a lot of people we had to fill in. ... I am very proud of this senior group and handling the expectations. This is a very athletic group where guys have taken on some serious roles like Cade and Jake Mottice, the twins that are going to Malone. The guys that are getting a lot of the press and should are Kyle Nicolas and Dillon Dingler. Those guys have been staples in our basketball program that just won a Division I state title, and Dillon is a really good football player.”

— Michael Beaven