Eight of Clermont County’s 10 high school varsity fast pitch softball teams enjoyed victories in recent action.
The Trojans won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division duel over Northwest’s Knights 10-1. Kierstin Gregory was the winning pitcher. The leading hitters for the Purple and White were Kaylin Steinmetz with two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) and Jensen Jeffries with two hits.
The E-Gals won a Buckeye Division Fort Ancient Valley Conference showdown over Loveland's Tigers 5-2. Sarah Alley was the winning mound person. Nikki Moses was the hitting star for the winning team by hammering a home run.
The Lions eked out a victory over Goshen 1-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Michelle Sweet's crossing of the plate earned her the pitching triumph. She struck out 10 adversaries.
The Bulldogs won out over Amelia 5-3 in a non-conference game. Tara Theiryoung was credited with the win on the mound. The Barons had the game's two hitting standouts. Alex Decker had two hits and all three RBI and Tori Andres had two hits.
Felicity fell before the Green and White 2-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division battle. Emily Sellers was the winning hurler and struck out seven opponents. Lauren Wood drove in both of the Batavia runs.
Batavia whipped Williamsburg 12-6 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division duel between the arch-rivals. Theiryoung gained the win on the mound. Brittany Luginbuhl and Samantha Ison both had three base knocks and Wood and Jill Crouch both had two for the victors. Jessica Spurlock had three hits and Heather Brown, Tara Dennis, Jill Ridener, and Melanie Posey had two hits each for the vanquished.
The Rockets outslugged Anderson's Redskins 9-4 in a non-conference contest. Lindsey O'Brien, the winning pitcher, helped herself by getting two base raps and driving in two teammates. Christie Connor and Taylor Kusan also had two hits each for the Blue and Gold.
In a nine-innings face off, CNE skimmed by Bethel-Tate 7-6 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game. O'Brien was again the winner on the hill and whiffed eight Tigers. For Northeastern, Tara Bowles hit safely twice and scored thrice and Hill had two hits and two RBI. Blake Woodward led the Red and Gray's resistance by hitting safely twice.
In a non-conference game, Edgewood's Cougars shut out Northeastern 6-0.
The Cardinals swept a double header from the White Oak Wildcats 8-0 and 10-0. Montana Ware was the victorious pitcher in both games. In the first contest, she struck out 17 opponents and helped herself by hitting in three tallies. Amanda White had two doubles and two RBI and Hillary White had two hits. The second game went just five innings. Hillary White had two hits and Sally Wheeler drove in two Cards.
Western Brown overcame the Red and White 10-2 in a non-division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Wear struck out 10 Broncos in the losing effort. Hillary White hit safely two more times.
The Warriors took just five frames to flatten Reading's Blue Devils 10-0. Tucker earned the win on the hill. Amanda Simms spearheaded the Warriors' attack by getting two triples among her three base raps and drove in two teammates. Stephanie Smith and Melanie Constable each added two base knocks to the winning offense. This was a non-league tilt.
Goshen won an American Divison game of the Southern Buckeye Conference over Clermont Northeastern 6-3. Tucker won this game, too. Brittany Messer had three hits and Amanda Simms two for the triumphant and Kusan had four hits for the triumphed.
Reading skimmed by the Red and Gray 3-2.
The Barons battered Batavia 6-1 in a non-league game between next-door neighbors. Shelby Engle fanned 10 of the enemy to gain the victory on the mound. She assisted her own cause by hitting safely twice. Teammate Chelsea Ehemann clobbered a home run, Andres had two hits and two RBI, and Decker had two more hits. Ison and Crouch had two base knocks each for the Bulldogs.
Clermont County's Wildcats lost to the Wildcats of Blanchester 5-2. This was a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division confrontation.