Batavia and Milford have recorded winning records in the opening of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball season. Amelia, Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Glen Este have broken even.
The Bulldogs went just five innings to batter Georgetown’s G-Men 13-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Kris Hecktor hurled a three-hitter for the ‘Dogs. He helped himself with two hits and Ryan Anstaett added two hits and three runs batted in (RBI).
East Clinton’s Astros also fell before the Batavia onslaught 9-5 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Korey Eads was the winning pitcher striking out eight adversaries. Hecktor had three hits and Ryan Beard and Alex Fisler two apiece for the Green and White.
The Eagles humbled Harrison’s Wildcats in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game 5-4 despite being outhit eight to six. Greg Hickok was the triumphant hurler; Robby Nesteroff recorded the save. Travis Haehnle’s two hits paced the Red and White’s offense.
The Barons beat Wilmington's Hurricanes 3-0 led by Feine's two-hitter. McCarty hit a home run and Council drove in two runs in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division contest.
King's Knight's shut out the Blue and White 7-0 as the losers' were limited to two hits. Feine lost on the mound.
The Rockets overpowered New Richmond 10-6 in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division battle. Seth Varner was the winning pitcher and Sam Perkins was the loser. Varner helped his cause by bashing a home run and Andy Piper countered for the Lions with a home and two RBI of his own.
Little Miami's Panthers overpowered the Blue and Gold 17-12. Five errors did not help unlucky loser Messinger. Jordan Smith had two base knocks for CNE.
The Trojans outlasted Loveland's Tigers 7-3 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Matt Marksberry surrendered just three hits in earning the win on the mound. Andrew Keller powered the GE offense with two hits and two RBI and Fuller drove in two teammates.
The Warriors bashed Cincinnati Country Day's Indians 18-5 in non-conference action. Tyler Stewart was the winning pitcher. Nick Wietlauf had two hits and four RBI, Darren Garrett four hits, and Thomas Gibson two hits to pace the Red and Gray's attack.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy overcame the Warriors 10-5 in non-conference play. Kyle Daulton was the losing pitcher. Aaron Rodgers had two hits and four RBI for the Clermont countians.
Western Brown's Broncos skimmed by Goshen 5-4 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Chris Petry was the defeated hurler. Gibson had two hits and three RBI for the Warriors.
The Tigers overpowered Deer Park's Wildcats 12-6 in non-conference action. This contest was part of the Coaches' Showcase that took place at the University of Cincinnati. McKee was the victorious hurler who aided himself with three hits, Price had three hits and three RBI, Sipos three hits and two runs scored, and Sutter two RBI.
Western Brown's Broncos walloped the Red and Gray 14-2 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Price was the losing moundman and drove in both of BT's runs.