Bethel-Tate off to best beginning in county baseball

Bethel-Tate has opened the 2007 Clermont County high school varsity baseball season with the best start among the nine squads. The Tigers and Amelia were both unbeaten in the first full week of the campaign. Felicity is not fielding a team this year.

Bethel-Tate

Head coach Jeff Dennis’ Tigers mastered Madeira’s Mustangs 4-2 behind Zach Taylor’s five-hitter. Ryan Wagoner drove in the game winning run as he and Tommy Galea each had two hits.

McNicholas’ Rockets, too, fell victim to the Red and Gray 3-1. Brannon fived a three-hitter at the Rockets. Galea scored two of the Bethel runs.

Amelia

The Barons overpowered Western Brown’s Broncos 11-5. Brandon Decker hurled the victory for the Blue and White. Amelia’s attack was powered by Mike Stevens with four hits and two RBI, Brandon Huber with three hits and three runs batted in (RBI), Spencer Cox with two hits and three RBI, and Garret Hounshell and Vinny Terry added two hits apiece.