Larry Sawyer '70
Larry Sawyer helped both the Grove City baseball and football teams to historic seasons while earning six total varsity letters.
Sawyer earned four letters as a pitcher and outfielder for the Grove City baseball team from 1967 to 1970. The left-handed Sawyer graduated as Grove City's career leader with 17 victories, 185 innings pitched, 139 strikeouts and 25 games started.
His 23 career complete games remain a Grove City record.
He posted a 1.19 earned run average and also picked off 18 runners in 1969. Sawyer earned All-District recognition and participated in the Tri-State All-Star Game at Forbes Field following the season.
In 1970, he set a school record with seven complete games and threw a no-hitter against Geneva. Sawyer again earned an invitation to the Tri-State All-Star Game.
As a sophomore in 1968, Sawyer hit .375 and drove in a Grove City-record 20 runs while helping lead the team to a 12-3 overall record. He hit .340 for his career, including a team-leading .441 in 1967.
Grove City compiled a 44-28-1 record in his four seasons under head coach Jack Behringer.
Sawyer also earned two football letters as he started at cornerback in 1966 and 1967. In his freshman season, Sawyer led Grove City with five interceptions. The Wolverines finished that year 8-0-1 overall.
Sawyer graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He worked 12 years in environmental engineering before pursuing a career as a sales engineer in the HVAC industry.