Despite finishing with a winning record and watching the opponent that eliminated it from the postseason go all the way to the Division I state tournament, the Grove City High School softball team wasn't totally satisfied with the season.
The Greyhounds finished 18-10 overall with a 16-6 loss in six innings to 10th-seeded Teays Valley in a district semifinal May 14 at Pickerington North. The Vikings went on to win a regional title before losing 12-3 to Massillon Perry in a state semifinal May 31.
After a first-round bye in the postseason, ninth-seeded Grove City defeated 42nd-seeded Walnut Ridge 24-0 in five innings in a second-round game at home.
"I'm not satisfied with (an 18-10 record)," senior shortstop Lauren Griffith said. "The record looks good, but we didn't make it far in the tournament and that was the goal for us. We didn't win when we needed to."
Junior pitcher Mylie Torres led the Greyhounds in batting average (.483) and RBI (36) and was 13-7 with a 3.89 ERA, 88 strikeouts and 32 walks in 109 2/3 innings. She was named first-team all-OCC-Ohio Division and second-team all-district.
Junior outfielder Abby Tschiggfrie hit .398 with eight doubles, five home runs and 27 RBI and was first-team all-league.
Freshman outfielder Maddie Wilcox batted .473 with 21 RBI and a team-high 38 runs and tied Tschiggfrie for the team lead in home runs with five. She was second-team all-league and honorable mention all-district.
Freshman third baseman Sydney Sharron batted .374 with eight doubles and 31 runs and was second-team all-league.
Senior pitcher Sierra Reid hit .411 with 24 RBI and was 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA, 33 strikeouts and 15 walks in 42 innings. Reid, who will play at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, was honorable mention all-league.
Griffith, who will play at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, hit .410 with 33 runs and 32 RBI.
"Grove City softball was like no other to me," Griffith said. "It was a great experience and I wouldn't have played anywhere else."
Senior outfielder Brooke Arledge will play at Findlay.
"It's always tough to say goodbye to seniors," coach Ted Williams said. "(Griffith and Reid) were four-year starters and Arledge has done everything we've asked."
Chloe Clark (2B/OF) hit .333 and Kendall Weber (designated player) hit .310. Both are freshmen.
Other players eligible to return are juniors Grace Freeman (P/1B) and Lauren Walls (2B), sophomores Katelyn DeWeese (1B), Anna Papas (OF), Emma Sigman (OF), Olivia Williams (2B/3B) and Faith Yoder (C) and freshman Avery Ciborek (C).
"Overall, with starting five freshmen and having 18 wins, I'm kind of pleased with that," coach Williams said.
Grove City went 5-5 in the OCC-Ohio to tie Gahanna for third behind Lancaster (8-2) and Pickerington Central (7-3) and ahead of Reynoldsburg (4-6) and North (1-9).