Since the days when she was starring at Elyria High School, Tess Sito has looked like someone who could one day have a career in professional softball.
Now she will.
Sito, a senior at Georgia, was the 16th overall selection — fifth by the Akron Racers — on Monday in the National Pro Fastpitch Collegiate Softball Draft.
“I am very excited to extend my softball career this summer and to be able to do so close to home,” Sito said. “I would like to thank my coaches and teammates, both past and present, for their support over the years.”
In her two seasons at Georgia, Sito has started all 98 games, registering a .315 batting average with 12 home runs. She has scored 68 runs and driven in 55. Sito has 33 steals in 37 attempts.
This season, Sito is hitting .337 with 34 hits, eight doubles, three triples and four home runs. She has an on-base percentage of .409 and a slugging percentage of .594.
Sito played her first two seasons at Cleveland State, where she was a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year. Due to NCAA regulations, she is not eligible to sign with the Racers until Georgia’s season is complete.