Batavia and Milford have been the most dependable and consistent winners among the squads in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action.
The respective division tournament draws and seedings and their excitements are not too far into the future of our nine diamond contingents.
The Bulldogs beat New Richmond’s Lions 5-3 in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division play. Kris Hecktor was the winning pitcher and Colt Highlander absorbed the loss. Alex Fisler had two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) to pace the Green and White’s offense. Brandon Randolph hit safely twice and Hecktor helped his own mound effort with two base raps.
Highlander was in the forefront of his own offensive showing by successfully getting two base hits.
The Eagles overcame Lakota East's Thunderhawks 14-4 in a six-inning Greater Miami Conference (GMC) affair. Ryan Fulton was the victor on the mound. Steven Williams had a pair of hits, scored twice, and batted in two teammates, James Perry had two hits and two RBI, and John Renz drove in two mates to power the Red and White offense.
Glen Este was another of the victims of Milford. The Eagles won out 7-5 in an inner-county, non-conference clash that next year will be a conference game for both will then be members of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Jeremiah Aker was the victorious hurler and the losing moundman was Brandon Fuller. Perry's two hits led the Red and White's offense.
The Purple and White was paced at the plate by two hits apiece from the Jones boys, Randy and Greg, and Nate Klein.
Lakota East avenged its earlier beating by shutting out Milford 5-0 in a Greater Miami Conference tilt. Kyle Amos was the losing pitcher.
New Richmond nipped Goshen 3-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division confrontation. The Warriors outhit the Lions six to four, but Sam Perkins emerged as the winning pitcher and Kyle Daulton was handed the unlucky loss.
Holy Cross (Ky.) defeated New Richmond 4-1. Perkins was the unfortunate defeated moundman as his team managed just three hits in this loss.
The Barons were tripped by Turpin's Spartans 6-2 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division encounter. Brandon Dietrich was the unlucky losing thrower for the Blue and White.
The Trojans fell before Harrison's Wildcats 9-2 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division confrontation. Tyler Snoke was the losing pitcher. Kenny Jeffers clobbered a home run for the Purple and White.