Wapakoneta first baseman and pitcher Taylor West, seated at center, signs a letter of celebration to attend Thiel College to continue her academic and softball careers Monday at Wapakoneta High School. She is flanked by her parents, Eric and Dawn West. Wapakoneta softball coaches Bill Sammons, left, and Scott Wilson stand behind them. Taylor plans to study neuroscience at Thiel College, an NCAA Division III school located in Greenville, Pa. The Tomcats plan to use Taylor as a pitcher.