New Richmond, Amelia, and Felicity have emerged from recent Clermont County high school girls fast pitch softball battles the most unscathed. Milford and Williamsburg have been breaking even of late.
The Lions won out over Glen Este’s Trojans 5-2 in this non-conference battle between two county squads. Michelle Sweet limited the Purple and White to just four base raps on her way to a win on the mound. Despite striking out eight of the Red and Black, GE’s Kari Lang was handed the pitching loss. Sweet helped herself to the victory by getting two hits and batting in three teammates.
Sweet was credited with still one more four-hit triumph on the hill by shutting out Bethel-Tate’s Tigers 7-0. Hanah Rinehart was the losing pitcher in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division confrontation. Molly Gross had four hits, Megan Troxell three hits, and Kelsey Cornett two hits to pace the winners’ offense. Rachel Johnson had two base knocks to lead the Red and Gray’s resistance.
The Barons bombarded Mount Healthy's Owls 16-2 in six innings in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division tilt. Ashley Yazell gave up just two hits to the Hamilton countians to record the mound victory. The Blue and White's offensive barrage featured Shelby Madden with three hits, two runs scored, and two runs batted in, Bailey Mentzer with three hits and two runs batted in, Amanda Boeh with two hits and two runs scored, Julie Ell who smashed a home run and drove in three teammates, and Miranda Boston who batted in two teammates.
The Cardinals whitewashed Williamsburg's Wildcats 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Winning hurler Lindsay Barger surrendered just four hits and whiffed 10 of the Blue and White. Kelsi Hall was the losing pitcher. Powering the victorious Red and White's offense were Sam Ladenburger with three hits and Barger, Kayla Henson, Amber Oney, Ashley Rice, and Stephanie Kirk who each contributed two base knocks each.
The E-Gals avenged an earlier season loss by overcoming Glen Este's Trojans 7-2 in a non-conference battle. On the mound, Emily Poynter was the victor and Katie Cox was the vanquished. Bethany Evans had two hits and knocked in four teammates to pace the winning offense with assistance from Angela O'Leary and Katie Fischer who each had two base raps. Randi Hemming was in the forefront of the Purple and White's offensive efforts with two hits.
Lakota West won out over the Red and White 10-2 in a Greater Miami Conference encounter. Losing thrower Julie Parr got just five hits in her support versus the Firebirds.
The Wildcats walloped Georgetown 11-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game. Heather Brown earned the triumph on the hill. Jill Ridener and Jesi Herren each hit safely twice for the Blue and White.
The Trojans whitewashed Winton Woods 7-0 as Caroline Kirker hurled a masterful no-hit, 15-strikeout victory at the Warriors in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division confrontation. Lang had two hits and scored two runs and Jensen Jeffries had two hits to lead the Purple and White's offense.
The Warriors edged Bethel-Tate 3-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown. Stephanie Gibson was the victorious pitcher and Rinehart was the vanquished. Melanie Constable drove in two of her Warrior teammates. Heather Rose countered for the Tigers with two hits and two runs batted in.
Reading took two games from the Red and Gray in non-conference, inner-county confrontations. In the first, a 6-0 fray, Goshen got just three hits to help Gibson's pitching performance.
In the second, the Warriors forced the Blue and Red to go eight innings before falling 7-6. Gibson was again the unfortunate losing thrower. She got better offensive support this go around as Stephanie Fiscus and Megan Grove both got two base knocks.