Bethel-Tate has opened the 2007 Clermont County high school varsity baseball season with the best start among the nine squads. The Tigers and Amelia were both unbeaten in the first full week of the campaign. Felicity is not fielding a team this year.
Head coach Jeff Dennis’ Tigers mastered Madeira’s Mustangs 4-2 behind Zach Taylor’s five-hitter. Ryan Wagoner drove in the game winning run as he and Tommy Galea each had two hits.
McNicholas’ Rockets, too, fell victim to the Red and Gray 3-1. Brannon fived a three-hitter at the Rockets. Galea scored two of the Bethel runs.
The Barons overpowered Western Brown’s Broncos 11-5. Brandon Decker hurled the victory for the Blue and White. Amelia’s attack was powered by Mike Stevens with four hits and two RBI, Brandon Huber with three hits and three runs batted in (RBI), Spencer Cox with two hits and three RBI, and Garret Hounshell and Vinny Terry added two hits apiece.
The Bulldogs lowered Loveland's Tigers 3-1 on Kris Hecktor's one-hitter. He helped himself with two hits and
J. D. Little had two more.
Deer Park's Wildcats downed the Bulldogs 7-5 as Ryan Beard took the loss on the mound supported by only two base raps from his teammates.
The Eagles outlasted Colerain's Cardinals in a Greater Miami Conference battle 9-8. Ryan Fulton was the winning pitcher. James Perry homered for the winners and drove in three runs, Steven Williams had two RBI and scored twice, and Jeremiah Aker and Ethen Daiker contributed two hits each. The Cardinals came back to avenge the first loss by beating Milford 7-4. Gregory Hickok took the mound loss. Williams had three hits and two RBI and John Benza hit safely twice.
The Rockets were overcome by Princeton's Vikings 11-7. Zach Hall was the losing pitcher. Trace Voshell homered for the Blue and Gold among his two hits, Seth Varner hit safely thrice and Justin Messinger twice.
The Trojans were defeated by Loveland's Tigers 10-7 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division showdown. Greg Jones made three hits and drove in three teammates and Nate Kline added two hits and two RBI for the Purple and White. Jerry Neeley absorbed the setback on the mound.
The Wildcats were nipped by Cincinnati Christian Cougars 3-2. John Pope led the 'Burg offense with two safeties. McAfee was the losing hurler.
The Warriors were whipped by Wilmington's Hurricanes 11-4. Kevin Hornsby homered for the Red and Gray and drove in three teammates to lead the Goshen offense. Chris Petry was the beaten pitcher.
Turpin's Spartans took the Warriors 6-3. Avery Smith, the losing pitcher, received only three hits from his mates in his support