Glen Este, New Richmond, and Batavia’s fast pitch softball teams continue to eliminate adversaries in their respective sectional tournaments as most of the Clermont County teams have done themselves proud.
The Trojans defeated Harrison’s Wildcats once again, this time 4-0 behind the 12-strikeout hurling performance of Kelley Benhase. Jensen Jeffries and Megan Watts led the Purple and White’s offense by getting two hits each.
The Barons skimmed by Milford 1-0 on the E-Gals’ Tealtown Park home field. Shelby Engle earned the win for the Blue and White as she struck out 13 of the Red and White. Sarah Alley made two hits for Milford to support her work on the hill.
The Lions mastered McNicholas 10-0 in five innings. Michele Sweet was the triumphant pitcher. She struck out seven of the Rockets and helped herself by having three base raps and three runs batted in (RBI). She received great support from teammates Kelsey Cornett with two hits and three RBI and Molly Gross with three hits and two RBI.
The Rockets knocked out Norwood's Indians 10-0 in a five-inning fray played in Owensville. Lindsey O'Brien was the winning pitcher. Hayle Aselage spearheaded the Blue and Gold's offense by hitting safely twice.
Unbeaten Western Brown eliminated CNE 5-1 in a confrontation played at Mason.
The Cardinals conquered Purcell Marian 4-2 in a showdown played on the victors' diamond. Montana Wear was the winning pitcher and she whiffed 15 of the hapless Cavaliers. Amanda White had two hits to pace the Red and White's offense.
Madeira's Mustangs defeated the Cards in the sectional championship game 2-0. In this encounter played at Batavia, Wear struck out 11 of Hamilton countians and got two hits to back her mound performance.
The Bulldogs edged Roger Bacon's Spartans 5-4. Tara Thieryoung won the game on the hill and provided good support for herself by belting a home run and batting in two teammates. Jill Crouch had two more hits for the Green and White.
Thieryoung was once again the victorious hurler as the Bulldogs detoxified Taylor's Yellow Jackets 5-3. Erika Bourque had two hits and two RBI and Brittany Luginbuhl and Abbey Jacobs two base raps each for the triumphant.