Milford has begun the Clermont County high school varsity baseball season with the most victories. New Richmond, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate, Goshen, and Batavia have also achieved wins in the most recent action.
The Eagles easily downed Harrison 17-2 behind the pitching of Frank Sullivan who struck out seven Wildcats. The hitting stars were Wes Minton with four hits (two doubles) and four runs batted in (RBI), A. J. Wilson with three hits and six RBI, Kevin Chaffin with three hits, and Ryan Houser and Trevor Cunningham with two apiece.
Both games were in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
The Red and White doubled up on Wyoming 20-10 in five frames. Chris Ticherich was the victor on the hill. Cunningham had three base raps and four RBI, Minton and Wilson two hits and three RBI each, Chaffin three RBI, Gillespie two RBI, and Connor Ferguson and Houser each had two hits. This was a non-legue game.
Ciincinnati Hills Christian outslugged the Red and White 10-9 in non-league play. Houser, Chaffin, and Ted Litzler each hit safely twice.
The Lions bombed Bethel-Tate 21-9. Austin Warden was the winning hurler, Steven Binder had four RBI, Will Shoemaker, Zack Ritter, and Kevin Hamilton had two hits and two RBI apiece, Michael Skaggs three base knocks, Danny Scholz two RBI, and Dylan Senters two hits for the victors. Kevin Poe hit safely twice for the vanquished.
The Lions whitewashed Western Brown 3-0 with Warden gaining the pitching credit as he fanned 12 of the Broncos. Shoemaker homered and drove in two mates and Hamilton had two hits.
It took Reading's Blue Devils five innings to beat the Red and Black 13-1.
The victories were of the Southern Buckeye Coonference American Division brand and the loss was non-league.
The Rockets beat Amelia 3-1 with Aaron Wright credited with the wiin on the mound and Ryan Krebs was credited with the save.
Goshen fell, too, 5-2. as winning pitcher Seth Varner assisted his cause by gettiing two RBI, Taylor Shinkle and Krebs had two hits and two RBI apiece, Hunter Voshell and Troy Miller had two hits each, and Ryan Mummert plated two teammates. Jamie Ashcraft's two hits led the Warriors' offense.
Reading ran off with a 9-5 win. Alex Gilkerson had two hits and four RBI and Varner and Miller each had two base knocks for CNE.
The Warriors masscred Madeira's Mustangs 16-3. Aaron Rogers got the victory on the hill, Thomas Gibson, Derek Koch, and Eric Coleman hammered home runs and Roenick Whitney had two hits. This was a non-conference encounter.
Turpin tromped the Red and Gray 21-10. Nate Godby had three hits, two runs score and two RBi, Gibson two hits and two RBI, Rogers two hits and two runs scored, and Alex Edwards two hits in this non-league game.
Western Brown outlasted Goshen 10-9 in an eight-inning Southern Buckeye Conference American Division thriller. Godby and Gibson both had a pair of base raps for the Clermont countians.
The Tigers recorded a double drubbing of Deer Park 10-1 and 20-16.
In the first game, Cody Kirker was the winning pitcher whiffing 16 Wildcats. Poe smashed a home run, Spencer Sutter scored three times, and Tommy Galea had two hits and three stolen bases.
In the second game, Sutter hurled the win and assisted himself by bashing a homer and driving in three teammates, Galea, Tanner Wolffram, Jeremy Moss, and Matt Small equally shared eight base raps.
These were non-conference confrontations.
The Bulldogs beat 'Burg 9-2 in a five-inning Southern Buckeye Conference National Division contest between arch-rivals. Tyler Carver was the winning pitcher. Ryan Anstaett, Gormley, and Vincent Painter each hit safely twice.
In a five-inning lambasting, Loveland battered Batavia 21-3.
The Barons were bombarded in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division by Kings' Knights 18-3 in five innings.
In another Cardinal Division contest, Wilmington's Hurricanes beat the Blue and White 6-4. David Mayer's two base raps powered the Barons' offense.
The Trojans were undone by Colerain's Cardinals 12-2 in a five-inning non-conference game.
In a Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancieint Valley Conference, Loveland defeated GE 7-3. Three base raps by Anthoony Clark powered the Purple and White's offense.