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Grove City eyes third straight trip to state

Wednesday May 8, 2013 11:22 AM

The Grove City High School baseball team again enters the postseason with high expectations.

The Greyhounds are seeded seventh in the Division I district tournament and play host to 30th-seeded Northland or 31st-seeded Teays Valley in the second round Wednesday, May 15.

The winner plays fifth-seeded Olentangy or 29th-seeded Dublin Coffman in a district semifinal May 21 at Hilliard Darby. Grove City has a first-round bye.

Last season, the Greyhounds reached a Division I state semifinal before losing to eventual-champion Cincinnati Moeller 3-2 to finish 27-3 overall.

Grove City also reached a state semifinal in 2011, losing to eventual-champion Liberty Township Lakota East 7-2.

The Greyhounds also entered the week in contention for an OCC-Ohio Division title. Grove City was tied with Pickerington Central for second (9-3) behind Pickerington North (10-2).

The Greyhounds played host to Pickerington North on May 7 in a game that was postponed May 6 because of bad weather and visited North on May 8.

The Panthers are the top seed in the tournament.

Central Crossing is seeded 16th and has a first-round bye.

The Comets play host to 22nd-seeded Hilliard Davidson or 32nd-seeded Briggs in the second round Wednesday, May 15.

The winner plays Pickerington North, 33rd-seeded Reynoldsburg or 37th-seeded Delaware in a district semifinal May 20 at Coffman.

Central Crossing won both OCC-Central games against Davidson, 8-7 on April 15 and 4-2 on April 18. The Comets defeated Briggs 6-4 on April 13.

--Frank DiRenna

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