Tigers, Rockets, Lions win baseball tourney openers

May 22nd, 2008    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Bethel-Tate rallied to defeat Purcell Marian 7-6 Price gave up just four hits to the Cavaliers to gain the win on the mound. Austin Newman, Tommy Galea, and Spencer Sutter each had two hits and Sipos had two runs batted in (RBI) for the Tigers.

Clermont Northeastern ran down Roger Bacon 3-1 paced by Seth Varner’s four-hit, nine strikeout effort on the mound. Justin Messinger earned the save. Tyler Sanders and Graham Nash each had two hits for the Rockets.

New Richmond knocked out Goshen 6-2. Josh Erdman was the winning pitcher and Billy Whitacre was the loser. Erdman assisted his own cause by homering among three hits and had three RBI, Andy Piper, Jake Wilson, and Steven Binder all had two hits apiece. For the Warriors, Aaron Rogers had two base knocks.

Amelia was defeated by Sycamore 7-2. Spencer Cox was the losing pitcher and the Barons’ leading hitter getting two hits.

Most of Clermont County's high school varsity baseball teams are wrapping their respective regular season campaigns with victories. Those teams include Milford, Amelia, Clermont Northeastern, Glen Este, Bethel-Tate, and Goshen.


The Bulldogs easily eliminated East Clinton's Astros 12-2 in a five-inning four-hitter tossed by Eric Roberts. Ryan Anstaett had three hits for the Green and White, J. D. Little had two base raps as did Matt Beitman, Bill McPartland, and Graham Foreman in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division contest.


The Eagles outblasted Western Brown's Broncos 27-11 in a five-inning hit-a-thon. Zach McFarland was the winning pitcher in this non-conference duel. Ethan Daiker had three hits and four runs and RBI, Ryan Troehler had three hits as did Matt Olson and A. J. Wilson, Accounting for two base raps apiece were Robby Nesteroff, Ryan Holden, Jesse Johnson, and Dustin Cooper.

The Red and White also outslugged Sycamore's Aviators in another non-conference fray 10-8. Daiker was the triumphant hurler. Troehler, Olson, and Holden each got two hits.


The Barons beat Newport (Ky.) Central Catholic 5-1. Joe McCarty fired a two-hitter at the Kentuckians in this non-conference game. Cox paced the Blue and White's offense with two hits.

Little Miami was the next to go down before the Amelia onslaught 12-5. Tyler Feine was the victorious moundman, striking out eight Panthers in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division contest. Garrett Hounshell had four hits and scored three times for the victors, Cox had two hits and two runs scored as did Brandon Decker, and Donovan Schwalbach had two base knocks.

It took Anderson six innings to upend the Barons 15-5. Brandon Dietrich slugged a home run and Cox had two hits for Amelia.

Glen Este

The Trojans wiped out Winton Woods' Warriors 14-4 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Chris Sunderman gained the win on the mound. Four of the Purple and White belted home runs - Jones, Andrew Keller, Andrew Hord, and Paul Mullenix. Keller had three total hits and two RBI, Hord had two total hits and drove in five teammates, Jones had two hits and two RBI, and Mullenix had a pair of RBI. Andrew Gerber and Jones added two hits apiece.

Moeller's Crusaders were no match for GE. The Trojans won this non-conference battle 8-4. Matt Marksberry was the winning pitcher. Brandon Fuller had three RBI and Randy Jones and Hord had two hits apiece.

Colerain outlasted the Purple and White 9-8 as Charlie Calhoun accepted the setback on the hill. Nathan Bromagem had three base raps, and Jones, Keller, and Mulllenix added two hits each to the cause.

Sycamore destroyed GE 18-2. Calhoun was the losing hurler. Randy Jones had three hits and Sunderman two hits for Glen Este.

Clermont Northeastern

The Rockets blasted Little Miami 7-4 in a non-conference encounter. Zach Hall was the winning pitcher and Varner earned the save. Messinger had three hits and three RBI to power the Blue and Gold's attack, Josh Dales had two hits, and Jordan Smith had two RBI.

Goshen was nipped by CNE 5-4 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Tyler Sanders got the triumph on the mound and Kyle Daulton absorbed the setback. Varner got the save for CNE. The game's top offensive player was the Warriors' Nick Weitlauf who clobbered two home runs among his three hits and he drove in three runs.

Anderson's Redskins overtook the Rockets 12-1 in a non-conference game. Voshell was the losing hurler for CNE.

The Batavian's were blanked by Cincinnati Hills Christian 1-0 despite outhitting the winners seven to three.


The Warriors won in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The Red and Gray overpowered Western Brown's Broncos 10-7. Thomas Gibson, the winning pitcher, helped himself with two hits and scored twice. Darren Garrett homered and batted in three mates, Chris Petry had three hits and crossed the plate twice, and Wietlauf had two hits and two RBI.


The Tigers were tripped by Turpin's Spartans 14-4. The Red and Gray was limited to just three hits in the five inning non-conference fray. Cody Kirker was the losing pitcher.

New Richmond

The Lions lost to Holy Cross 11-0 in five innings. The Kentuckians permitted the Red and Black just one hit.
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