Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams are winning for the most part. Felicity, Glen Este, Williamsburg, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia are winning more than losing and Milford and New Richmond have also earned some triumphs.
The Cardinals shut out Amelia 5-0 in an inner-county, non-conference clash. Montana Wear hurled a no-hitter (the sixth of the sophomore’s career) and struck out eight Barons. She helped herself by getting two runs batted in (RBI). Hillary White added to the effort with two hits.
The Red and White took just five innings to whitewash White Oak’s Wildcats 13-0 in non-league play. Wear fanned 13 foes and got two hits and two RBI to assist herself. Jordan White had two hits and scored both times, and had three RBI, Shelby Taulbee homered and drove in two teammates, White crossed the plate three times and Shelby Lucas had two hits.
In another National Division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference, Georgetown was blanked 10-0 in five innings behind Wear's nine-strikeout performance. Kelsey Mitchell powered the winning offense with three hits and two runs scored, White with three RBI, Kierstin Bowling with three hits, and Katelyn Napier with two hits.
The Trojans swept a non-conference double header from Huber Heights Wayne 7-1 and 7-4.
In game one, Kelley Benhase gained the win on the mound whiffing 18 Warriors. Kaylin Steinmetz was the Purple People's hitting star getting two hits, a home run, and two RBI.
In game two, Kierstin Gregory was the winning pitcher fanning 12. Steinmetz again stood out at the plate with a home run and two RBI and Jensen Jeffries and Kari Lang each had two base raps.
In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, the Purple and White shut out Milford 3-0 behind Benhase's 10-strike out effort.
Mount Notre Dame's Cougars gave GE its first setback of the season 1-0 in non-conference action.
The Wildcats whitewashed Wilmington 3-0 in a non-conference confrontation, Rachel Meisberger struck out 10 Hurricanes to earn the win on the mound.
'Burg took both ends of a double header opposite Ripley in non-league play. Each game lasted only five innings.
The first game was 15-5 behind the pitching of Brooke Hollifield. Tiffany Tibbs had three hits and Alexa Tibbs, Courtney Wagers, and Tara Dennis two each for the Clermont countians.
Meisberger whiffed 13 Blue Jays in a 10-0 win in game two. Lindsay Walters had three hits and Dennis and Wagers two each to pace the 'Cats' offense.
The Rockets squeaked by Milford 1-0 in an inner-county, next-door neighbor, non-league duel. Emily Anderson earned the win on the hill by striking out 17 of the E-Gals. Milford pitcher Sarah Alley struck out 13 CNE batters. Kaitlyn Harcourt drove in the showdown's only run.
The Blue and Gold put down Reading's Blue Devils 3-0 in a non-conference clash. This time Anderson fanned 16 foes. Chelsae Osborne's two hits led the winning offense.
The Lions got by Bethel-Tate 3-1 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Kelsie Long was the winning pitcher.
The Bulldogs walloped Williamsburg in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division 17-0. Tara Theiryoung struck out 19 Wildcats in this five-inning game. Samantha Ison had two hits and scored thrice, Jill Crouch had two hits and a like number of runs scored, Luginbuhl had two hits and Alexis Lipps crossed the place twice.
The Green and White skimmed by Madeira's Mustangs 7-6 in a non-league game. Lipps earned the win on the mound and Theiryoung registered a save. Luginbuhl doubled twice and Crouch added two more hits.
The E-Gals edged Batavia 6-5 behind the winning eight-strikeout hurling of Sarah Alley. Brittany Norman had three base raps to lead the Red and White. Chelsea Gilman, Hanna Weigel, Amber Bartrum, and Kahla Simmons had two hits each. Brittany Luginbuhl had two base knocks for the Green and White.
In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, Milford was nosed out by Harrison 5-4. Alley, Gilman, Norman, Bartrum, and Simmons equally shared 10 hits for the Clermont countians.
The Barons lost to Wilmington 3-0 despite the 11-strikeout pitching performance of Amelia's Shelby Engle. This was a Cardinal Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.