Grove City Record


Grove City eyes third straight trip to state

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