Clermont Northeastern and Batavia have been leading the way, lately, with the most success among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
The Rockets finally emerged victorious over Western Brown in a 12-inning thriller. Erin Conner struckout out 12 Broncos in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown. The Brown and Gold’s losing fireballer, Lawrence, fanned 25 of the Clermont Northeastern batters in an unfortunate defeat.
The Bulldogs whitewashed Taylor twice and the masterful moundwomen allowed just two hits total. In the opener it was 7-0 tally behind winning pitcher Jamie Bare’s one-hit masterpiece in this non-conference contest. Brett Shepherd paced the Green and White’s offense by getting two hits and scoring both times. Britt Cook and Heather Harris had two base knocks apiece for the winners and Bare aided her own cause by getting two hits.
In the closer the Yellow Jackets were brought down again 11-0 in five innings. Tara Thieryoung gave up just one hit and assisted her own superb mound performance by getting two hits and two runs batted in. Cook and Sam Ison each had two hits and drove in two teammates and Beth Turner hit safely twice.
Getting back into the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, Batavia edged Georgetown 5-4 despite being outhit nine to seven. Bare was the triumphant hurler. Abbey Jacob paced the Bulldogs’ offense by getting two hits.
The Trojans split with Turpin. Glen Este won the first of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division encounters by taking the Spartans 2-1. Caroline Kirker was the winning pitcher and she was in the forefront of her own offensive support by getting two base raps.
In the second game, Turpin gained revenge with a 6-3 verdict over the Purple and White and losing moundwoman Emily Sellers. The GE offense was paced by the two-hit performances of Taylor Armitage and Bray.
Glen Este cut down Winton Woods 15-2 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. This time, Sellers was the winning pitcher. Jensen Jeffries homered for the Purple and White, Heather Melton batted in three teammates, and Kari Lang had two hits as did Armitage.
Mason won out over Glen Este 4-3 in another Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game. The Trojans managed to get just three hits to support losing thrower Sellers. Lang had two-thirds of GE's hit total.
It took Blanchester all seven innings before the Wildcats managed to nip Felicity 1-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division showdown. Lindsay Barger was the unfortunate defeated tosser as her Cardinal teammates got just two hits off the Blan hurler.
Milford was tripped up by Oak Hills' Highlanders 11-5 in a Greater Miami Conference encounter. Julie Parr was the losing pitcher. Katie Fischer had four hits and drove in three tallies for the Red and White. Brittany Warwayesyn and Bethany Evans added two hits apiece for the E-Gals.
The Tigers lost a six-inning game to Western Brown's Broncos 14-0. In this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division tilt, the Red and Gray did not manage to get any hits. Hanah Rinehart was the losing pitcher.
Loveland defeated Bethel-Tate in a non-conference all-Tiger tussle 10-5. The Red and Gray's Cindy Galea had two hits and batted in two teammates. Rinehart absorbed the defeat on the hill.
The Warriors were taken twice by Reading's Blue Devils in non-conference clashes. In the first, the Red and Gray was blanked 6-0. Her teammates managed only three hits to support losing tosser Stephanie Gibson.
Gibson took the second setback, but this time it was a heartbreaker as the Warriors were edged by Reading 7-6 in an eight-inning thriller. Stephanie Fiscus and Megan Grove each had a couple of hits for the Red and Gray.