Glen Este, Milford, and Amelia have been enjoying the most success, recently, among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
The Eagles destroyed Winton Woods’ Warriors 25-0 in a five-inning no-hitter hurled by Julie Parr. In this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division massacre, Milford’s offensive leaders were Sammie Simmons with three hits, Shannon Boys with four runs batted in (RBI), and April Myers with three RBI.
The Red and White slipped by Batavia 2-1 as both pitchers, Parr, the winner, and Emily Sellers, the loser, gave up just five hits. Sarah Alley had two of the victors’ base raps in this inner-county, non-conference showdown.
Seton’s Saints setback Milford 4-3 in another non-conference tilt. Despite striking out eight of her adversaries, Emily Poynter was handed the loss on the mound. Jennifer Salyer had three hits and Chelsea Gilman had two more for the E-Gals.
The Trojans shut down Anderson's Redskins 9-0 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division encounter. The Purple and White's Kelley Benhase allowed the Orange and Black just two hits while whiffing 14 of them. For the conquerors, Randi Heming had two hits and three RBI, Kierstin Gregory and Megan Watts had two hits apiece, and Taylor Armitage scored two runs.
Anderson improved, but GE still was the dominant force in an 8-1 triumph. This time Benhase surrendered just four hits. Armitage and Kaylin Steinmetz had two hits and two RBI apiece, Caroline Kirker had two hits, Heming two RBI, and Kara Atwell crossed the plate twice.
The Trojans' triumphs ended with a 4-3 defeat from Northwest's Knights in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Gregory was the losing pitcher. Steinmetz had three hits, including a home run, and scored a pair, and Watts had two base knocks.
The Barons whomped up on Walnut Hills 11-1 as Chelsea Ehemann limited the Eagles to just one hit. Kelly Madigan had two hits, Alex Decker drove in three teammates, and Natalie Wolfer and Jessica Lehn both batted in a couple of runs each.
Walnut Hills absorbed another serious setback from the Blue and White. This time the final tally was 17-6 as Ehemann allowed just two hits in this six inning drubbing. Shelby Madden homered and batted in four runs, Decker had three hits and six RBI, Lehn two base raps and two RBI, and Julie Ell two hits.
The Barons managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss to McNicholas' Rockets in a non-conference contest. Ehemann was the unfortunate losing hurler.
The Bulldogs beat Bethel-Tate 3-1 in a non-division Southern Buckeye Conference battle. Jamie Bare was victorious on the mound giving up only four hits and fanning 10. Tara Thieryoung homered for the Bulldogs and drove in two runs and Kodi Dold, Samm Ison, and Bare each had two base raps.
The Green and White outlasted Goshen 7-4 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division fray. Theiryoung won the game on the hill and Tucker absorbed the loss. Ison had two hits and two RBI, Theiryoung assisted herself with two hits, Brittany Luginbuhl had two hits, and Brittney Cook drove in two mates. Ratcliff paced the Warriors' offense with two hits.
The Rockets over came Batavia 6-4 despite being outhit by the Bulldogs 12 to six. Lindsey O'Brien recorded the pitching victory and Bare got the loss in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division tilt. Taylor Kusan had two hits and Heather Poe two RBI for the victors. Bare, Luginbuhl, Thieryoung, and Ison had two hits apiece for the vanquished.
East Clinton was another Southern Buckeye Conference non-division win for the Blue and Gold. O'Brien racked up another mound victory while fanning nine of the Astros. The Northeastern offensive stars were Christie Connor with three hits and three RBI and Tara Bowles with two hits and two runs scored.
Blanchester's Wildcats handed the Rockets a 7-1 defeat in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division contest. O'Brien accepted the pitching setback for CNE that managed to get just two hits.
In a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game, Western Brown won out 6-1 as Clermont Northeastern was held to just three hits. O'Brien was the losing pitcher. Connor got two-thirds of the Blue and Gold's offensive output.
The Wildcats' Rachel Meisberger fired a two-hitter at the Georgetown G-Women as the Clermont countians registered a 13-0 three-inning win in this Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game. Meisberger helped her cause with three hits, Becky Taggert had four, and Kala Scott and Melanie Posey two each to power the Blue and White's attack.
Western Brown put down Williamsburg 6-0 as Heather Brown took the pitching loss and her team managed to get just two hits in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division fray.
The Tigers were outslugged by Blanchester 13-8 in non-division action in the Southern Buckeye Conference. Jessica Kilgore absorbed the setback on the hill. Krista Hollins had three hits and drove in a couple of teammates and Rachel Johnson had three hits for the Red and Gray.
The Warriors, too, lost a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division battle to Blanchester 3-1. Tucker was the losing pitcher. Messer had three hits for the Red and Gray.