No area high-school softball pitcher has been more dominating this season than sophomore Paige Myers of Grove City.

No area high-school softball pitcher has been more dominating this season than sophomore Paige Myers of Grove City.

She entered the Division I postseason with an ERA of 0.15 and then allowed no earned runs in three games in the district tournament.

In short, she has been downright unbeatable, save for one game. Actually, just one inning.

That inning took place duringa 4-3 loss to Hilliard Darby onApril 17.

"Paige was doing pretty well," Greyhounds coach Ted Williams said.

"(Darby) put a couple of hits together. It was probably my mistake not going out there and settling her down a little bit after they plated a run and just getting together and saying. 'OK,' instead of doing the, 'She's going to shut them down here.'"

The teams will meet again today in a regional semifinal at Ohio State. The other regional semifinal between Gahanna and Lebanon was played last Wednesday, with the winners meeting for the title at noon Saturday, also at Ohio State. The state semifinals will be June 6 at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

Entering the regional, Gahanna was 26-3, Lebanon was 28-3, Darby is 23-5 and Grove City is 23-6.

The first meeting between Darby and Grove City started like any other for the Greyhounds. Myers was her usual self and had allowed just one walk through six innings.

Then Hiedi Graessle coaxed a walk, her second of the game. Katie Davis hit a double and Meghan Lane's single drove in Graessle and Davis. Kellie Roudabush followed with a triple to tie the score at 3 before scoring the final run on an errant throw.

"We had them all the way to the bottom of the seventh and they came back with hit after hit and came back and won," Grove City second baseman Erin Galloway said.

"We're very happy to be playing Darby. We want to be able to beat them."

"(Myers) is a good pitcher," Graessle said. "She puts good spin on the ball, but if we put it in play we're going to be fine. That's what we didn't do last time, and once we did it ... we'll be fine. We've seen her before, we can hit her."

The Greyhounds, on the strength of a solo home run by Courtney Coleman, defeated Teays Valley 2-1 in a district final May 21. Along the way, they also beat Reynoldsburg 9-0 on May 14 and Hilliard Davidson 10-0 in a district semifinal May 19.

Darby beat Westerville South 4-3 in its district final after previously eliminating Westerville North 7-0 on May 14 and Pickerington Central 1-0 in a district semifinal May 19.

The district title was Darby's first since 2003.