Glen Este’s varsity girls fast pitch softball team has won its first two games. Amelia, Felicity, Milford, and Williamsburg are also unbeaten in the early-going.
The Trojans sunk Seton’s Saints 6-0 behind winning pitcher Kelley Benhase who struck out 18 adversaries in this non-league game. At the plate for GE, Kaylin Steinmetz homered and drove in four runs, Sydney Schwalbach had two hits and Jensen Jeffries two runs batted in.
Loveland lost, too, 11-2 behind the pitching of Benhase. In this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division battle, Jeffries homered and had two RBI, Kierstin Gregory has two hits and scored thrice, Kari Lang had three hits and scored twice, and Randi Heming had two hits.
The Barons beat Blanchester 2-1 in non-league play. Shelby Engle hurled a no-hitter striking out 10 of the Wildcats and had a perfect game going through six innings. The hitting leader for the Blue and White was Kala Ziegelmeier with two base raps.
The Cardinals erased East Clinton 2-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Winning pitcher Montana Wear fanned 15 of the Astros and helped her own caused by hitting safely twice.
The E-Gals hammered Harrison 9-4 in a Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley. Alley whiffed nine of he Wildcats and aided herself by getting two hits. Woodall and Brittany Norman hit homers for the Clermont countians, Norman had a total of three base raps, Kara Atwell had three hits, and Shannon Boys two.
The Wildcats, behind the 13-strikeout pitching of Rachel Meisberger, beat Georgetown's G-Women 8-1 in a National Division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference. She assisted her own cause with two hits, Melanie Posey had three hits, and Alexa Tibbs, Courtney Wagers, and Tara Dennis each hit safely twice.
The Bulldogs edged McNicholas' Rockets 5-4 in non-league action. Tara Thieryoung was the winner on the mound, Brittany Luginbuhl had two hits and two runs scored, Jill Crouch two hits, and Heather Harris two runs scored.
Batavia was edged by Blanchester's Wildcats 6-5 in the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Luginbuhl had three hits and scored twice and Tayler Malin had two hits and scored twice for the Bulldogs.
The Warriors lost in eight innings to Little Miami's Panthers 9-6 in a non-conference clash.
The Rockets have lost two extremely hard-fought games. St. Ursula's Bulldogs got by 1-0 in a 16-inning classic. McKena Miller had three hits for CNE.
In the Southern Buckeye Conference American,, Western Brown slipped by CNE 2-1. Emily Anderson was the unfortunate losing pitcher who struck out 12 of the Broncos .