Batavia, Clermont Northeastern, Glen Este, and Goshen have been close to flawless in recent Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball showdowns.
The Bulldogs were triumphant in a couple of Southern Buckeye Conference American Division contests. Georgetown’s G-Women were undone 2-1. Lexi Lipps struck out eight Brown countians to earn the win on the mound. Heather Harris’ two hits led the winning offense.
The Rockets shut down New Richmond 8-0 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Emily Anderson hurled her sixth no-hitter of the campaign and fanned eight adversaries. The Lions' Amanda Schmidt whiffed 12 Rockets. For Northeastern, McKena Miller had two hits, two runs scored, and two RBI, Anderson had two hits and four RBI, and Jordan McGowan and Chelsae Osborne each had two base raps.
In an inner-county, non-league clash, the Blue and Gold skimmed by Amelia 2-1 in eight innings. Anderson's 14 k's helped her gain the win on the hill. Teammate Raelyn Reynolds' two hits led the CNE offense.
The Trojans tromped Troy Christian's Eagles 20-0 behind the 13 strikeout pitching of Kierstin Gregory. The offense was powered by Kelley Benhase's four hits and four RBI, Jensen Jeffries' four hits and three RBI, Randi Heming's three hits and three RBI, Katy Kleinwatcher's two hits and two RBI, and Kari Lang's two RBI.
In a Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division duel, the Purple and White put Turpin to flight 3-0. Benhase tossed a one-hitter at the Spartans striking out 13.
The Warriors climbed all over Mt. Healthy's Owls 5-0 in a non-conference confrontation. Kaitlyn Tucker was the winning pitcher who got three hits to assist herself. Kelly Tucker had two hits and drove in two teammates.
The E-Gals shut out Loveland 10-0 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Sarah Alley was the triumphant pitcher. Kara Atwell and Woodall powered the offense by hitting home runs.
In a non-league encounter, St. Ursula's Bulldogs were leashed 2-1 in 11 innings. Alley whiffed 17 opponents. Amber Bartrum hit in Shannon Boys with the winning run.
King's Knights crowned the Red and White 2-0 in a non-division meeting of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
The Cardinals eked out a victory over Williamsburg 1-0 in the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Winning thrower Montana Wear struck out 18 Wildcats. Brittany Sower's two hits paced the Red and White's offense.
Felicity was upset by Blanchester in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division 4-3. In her first loss of the season after 14 wins, Wear struck out 13 Wildcats. White homered and Shelby Taulbee had two hits for the Cards.
The Wildcats eased by East Clinton 16-6. Rachel Meisberger enjoyed a career game striking out 15 Astros and bashing a home run to help herself. Teammates Courtney Wagers and Sheenah Letcher each had three base knocks for the Blue and White and Tara Dennis and Emily Barger each hit safely twice.
The Barons won out over New Richmond 5-3 in an inner-county, non-league game. Kala Ziegelmeier was the winner on the mound striking out seven Lions. Jordan Kaiser had two base raps and two RBI and Megan Mentzel and Brady Potrafke added two hits each. For the Red and Black, Long had three hits and Schmidt two.
Kings eked by in a couple of Cardinal Division Fort Ancient Valley Conference games 4-3 and 1-0. Amelia's Engle struck out 10 Knights in the second contest.