Amelia, Milford, and New Richmond have been the leaders in recent Clermont County high school varsity softball action. The Barons and the E-Gals are completely turning their season around and the Lions continue to add victories to their total.
The Barons are on a four-game winning streak with the last three taking place very recently.
Amelia climbed all over Walnut’s Hills 18-0 in five innings. Kalen Deardorff fired a no-hitter at the Eagles. Amanda Boeh hit a home run, drove in two runs, and scored twice herself, Chelsea Ehemann plated three teammates, Rachel Hays added two hits, and Bailey Metzner had two runs batted in (RBI).
The Eagles had to endure another Baron batting barrage in a 25-5 five-inning drubbing from the Blue and White. Both games were Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division tilts. Ehemann allowed just three hits to earn the victory on the mound. Julie Ell drilled two triples among her five safeties, Rachel Hays had six hits, drove in seven runs, and stole five bases, Shelby Madden an equal number of five hits, RBI, and stolen bases, and Alex Decker two hits, three runs scored, five RBI, and four stolen bases.
The Red and White is advancing through the ranks of the Greater Miami Conference with three consecutive victories.
The E-Gals pounded Princeton 8-2 with Julie Parr tossing a four-hit, 11-strikeout performance at the Vikings. Bethany Evans led the Milford offense with two base raps.
Princeton apparently can not hit Parr as she hurled a two-hitter to achieve a 6-1 victory for Milford. April Myers was the hitting leader for the triumph with two hits.
Sycamore sunk, too, before the E-Gals' offensive barrage 6-1. Emily Poynter was the winning hurler over the Aviators. Myers and Gilman each had two base knocks for the Red and White.
The Lions have gained four consecutive triumphs.
Anderson's Redskins were defeated 7-2 in a non-conference battle. Megan Troxell was the winning hurler. She assisted herself by getting three hits and scoring five runs. Karlie Mazzaro tallied the other two runs for the winners.
It took 10 innings, but the Red and Black set back Western Brown's Broncos 12-11 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division contest. Michelle Sweet tossed the victory. Kelsey Cornett powered the offense with three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI. Mazzaro, Danni Knierim, and Megan Nieters scored two runs each for the Lions.
East Clinton became the next victim following an 11-1 shellecking of the Astros in a non-division Southern Buckeye Conference game. Sweet pitched her team to another win. Mazzaro had four safeties, scored four times, and plated two teammates, Cornett contributed three hits and three RBI, and Molly Gross added two hits and three RBI.
Williamsburg was whipped, too, 8-2. Sweet fanned seven Wildcats to help her earn the win on the mound. Katey Watson was the losing pitcher. The Red and Black attack was paced by Cornett with three safeties and Erica Payton with two more. Kati Kiser's two hits led the 'Burg resistance in this Southern Buckeye non-division game.
The Cardinals shut out Goshen 5-2 in an Southern Buckeye non-division showdown. Felicity's Samantha Ladenburger hurled a two-hitter at the Warriors. Stephanie Gibson was the unfortunate losing pitcher as she gave up just five hits. Stephanie Fiscus accounted for both of Goshen's hits.
The Rockets' senior pitcher Erin Connor masterfully tossed a no-hitter at the Bulldogs in this Southern Buckeye non-division encounter. Jamie Bare was the losing pitcher. The Blue and Gold's offensive leaders were Connor and battery mate Kara Johnson.
Blanchester doled out a 3-1 victory over Clermont Northeastern in a Southern Buckeye non-division confrontation. Connor took the loss as her team was limited to just two base knocks.
The Trojans were beaten by Mount Notre Dame 6-2. Emily Sellers got the pitching loss for the Purple and White as she and her teammates could muster only two hits off the Cougars' pitcher in this non-conference game.
In a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division battle, the Trojans fell before Mason's Comets 4-2. Cox was the losing hurler. Jensen Jeffries clobbered a home run for the Trojans among her two base raps.
The Tigers were edged by Western Brown 2-1 in a 10-inning Southern Buckeye Conference National Division thriller. Despite surrendering just four hits, Hanah Rinehart was the very unfortunate losing pitcher. The Red and Gray could manage to get just two hits themselves.
The Bulldogs lost to Blanchester 4-0 in an Southern Buckeye National game. Jamie Bare's teammates could achieve only two hits as she took the loss on the mound. She gave up just five hits to the victorious Wildcats.
The Wildcats were limited to just four base knocks in a 7-2 setback administered by Leesburg Fairfield. Watson took the defeat on the mound in this non-conference confrontation.