Clermont County’s high school fast pitch varsity softball teams are still in almost complete control of their adversaries.
Milford junior right hander Sarah Alley has established herself as the E-Gals’ all-time best leader in striking out adversaries.
The Rockets eked out a 1-0 win over Amelia in an inner-county, non-conference clash. Emily Anderson struck out 12 Barons and Hayle Aselage got two base raps for the Blue and Gold.
In the first game, Anderson k'd 14 and she received offensive support from McKena Miller and Kaitlyn Harcourt with two hits each and Cydney Hill had two runs batted in (RBI). Stephanie Smith hit safely twice for the Warriors.
In game two, Anderson struck out what may be a Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball record of 24 foes. Kelly Tucker whiffed 10 Rockets.
Western Brown was also orbited 6-0 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Anderson whiffed Western 16 times and assisted herself with two hits and three RBI and Miller added two hits and scored twice.
Bethel-Tate was taken in six innings 11-0. Anderson struck out 16 in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game. The CNE leaders at the plate were Miller with two hits and runs scored, Jordan McGowan with two hits and three RBI, Raelyn Reynolds with two hits, and Kaitlyn Harcourt with two RBI.
The Lions lassoed the Broncos of Western Brown twice 3-2 and 6-5. These were Southern Buckeye Conference American Division duels. In both games Long was the winning pitcher.
In game two, Amanda Schmidt hit a home run and Nicole Lee had three hits.
McNicholas was no match for the Red and Gray in a non-conference confrontation 11-3. The winning pitcher this time was Amanda Schmidt.
The Cardinals gained a 7-0 verdict over Georgetown in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Montana Wear whiffed 17 G-Women and aided herself by hitting a home run among her three hits and drove in three mates. Kierstan Bowling provided a home run among her four hits and drove in two teammates.
Batavia was beaten 9-7 behind the nine-strikeout performance of Wear. Shelby Lucas got three hits and scored twice, White had three hits and Bowling two. Tara Thieryoung smacked a home run for the Bulldogs, Brittany Luginbuhl had two hits and scored twice, and Jill Crouch and Andi Otten had two hits each.
The Trojans clobbered Winton Woods' Warriors 10-0 in five innings in a game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Kelley Benhase was the victorious hurler who had three hits and two RBI herself, Jamie Merritt hit a roundtripper and batted in three teammates, Kari Lang had two base raps and RBI, and Rachel Tracy had two hits.
The Bulldogs defeated East Clinton's Astros 11-1 in five innings. Thieryoung was the winning pitcher. Samantha Ison had three hits and scored twice and Andi Otten had two hits for Batavia.
The Green and White skimmed by Blanchester's Wildcats 1-0 with Lexi Lipps gaining the win on the mound. Ison homered and Otten got two hits.
Batavia shut out Williamsburg 6-0 with Lipps recording the win on the hill and Ison hit safely two times.
All three games were in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.
The Bulldogs edged Wyoming's Cowboys 3-2 in a non-conference battle. Theiryoung was the conqueror on the mound. Kristin Trogden had two hits and two RBI and Luginbuhl had a pair of hits.
The Barons beat Bethel-Tate 3-0 in non-conference competition. Winning pitcher Kara Ziegelmeier k'd seven of the Red and Gray. Megan Mentzel had two RBI. Brooke Kenneda's two hits powered the Bethel offense.
In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division, the Blue and White beat Little Miami twice. In the first game, Shelby Engle fanned 13 in a 4-3 conquest. Jodi Motley had two hits and scored twice and Brady Potrafke had two base raps.
The second game was a thrilling 2-1 triumph in 12 innings. Engle struck out 16 Panthers and had two hits to help her cause. Motley and Melanie Wolfer both had two hits for the Blue and White.
The E-Gals won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division showdown over Loveland 11-1. Sarah Alley was the winning pitcher striking out 10 Tigers. Kara Atwell and Amber Bartrum had three hits and three RBI, and two RBI, respectively.
The Red and White tied St. Ursula's Bulldogs 1-1 in 11 innings and lost to Fairfield's Indians 2-1 in non-conference encounters.
The Warriors slipped by Western Brown 7-6 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Kelly Tucker's three hits helped her to win her own game on the mound and teammate Sarah Barrial spearheaded the offensive attack with her two hits that plated five teammates.
The Wildcats lost a couple of contests in the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
Georgetown's G-Women managed to slip by 7-5 despite the 10 strikeout pitching performance of 'Burg's Rachel Meisberger. Tara Dennis' two hits topped the 'Cats' offense.
Blanchester beat 'Burg 8-3. Meisberger, Courtney Wagers, and Sheenah Letcher each had a couple of hits for the Clermont countians.