Glen Este, Goshen, Batavia, Felicity, and Milford have been turning in the best performances among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
The Trojans outlasted Harrison’s Wildcats 2-1 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division showdown. Kelley Benhase’s 10 strikeouts of the enemy helped her earn the victory on the mound. Kierstin Gregory’s three hits paced the Purple and White’s offensive production.
The Warriors whitewashed Williamsburg 8-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division contest. Tucker was the winner on the mound. Spearheading the Red and Gray's offensive attack were Stephanie Smith and Brittany Messer who each had a couple of hits. Heather Brown had three hits for the Wildcats.
In an American Division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference, Goshen overpowered Bethel-Tate 15-4. Tucker was the winning pitcher and helped herself by hitting safely twice. Melanie Constable hammered a homer and drove in two runs, Messer and Sarah Barrial had three hits and two RBI each, and Amanda Simms had two base knocks as did Ashley Tidwell.
The Bulldogs blanked Little Miami's Panthers 5-0 in a non-conference confrontation. Tara Thieryoung earned the win on the hill fanning seven foes and getting two hits to assist herself. Brittany Luginbuhl added two hits to the winning effort.
The Cardinals eased by New Richmond 2-1. In this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division duel, the Red and White's Montana Wear struck out 12 of the Red and Black. Elizabeth White had two hits and two RBI and Shelby Lucas had two hits to spark the winners' offense.
The E-Gals took only five innings before walloping Winton Woods' Warriors 21-0 in this Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Winning hurler Sarah Alley helped herself by driving in five teammates with her two base raps. Kara Atwell had three hits and three RBI, Shannon Boys three hits, and Chelsea Gilman two hits for the Red and White.
The Rockets won a non-division Southern Buckeye Conference battle over Williamsburg 4-3. Lindsey O'Brien was the victorious moundwoman. Christie Connor was the Blue and Gold's hitting star by clobbering a home run among her three hits. Rachel Meisberger's two hits led the Wildcats' resistance.
Northeastern defeated another National Division member of the Southern Buckeye Conference, Georgetown, 10-2. O'Brien was the winning hurler and whiffed 10 G-Women. Connor had three hits and two RBI, Tara Bowles had two hits and three RBI, and Savannah Davidson had two hits.
Western Brown's Broncos conquered CNE 11-0. Taylor Kusan's two base knocks topped the Rockets in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye.
The Barons took Turpin 3-2 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division encounter. Shelby Engle, who had two hits to help herself, was the victor on the mound. She received offensive support from Natalie Wolfer who had two hits and two runs scored and Chelsea Ehemann and Tori Andres both added a pair of base raps.
Madeira's Mustangs beat the Barons 3-2 despite two hits off the bat of Wolfer.
The Wildcats took the measure of Georgetown 12-3 in a Southern Buckeye Conference contest of the National Division. Brown, the triumphant pitcher, had four hits to aid her own cause. Teammate Jessica Spurlock had three hits, and Meisberger, Tara Dennis, Jill Ridener, Melanie Posey, and Michelle Dailey equally shared 10 additional hits made by the Blue and White.