CNE and Batavia are county’s big baseball winners

Batavia and Clermont Northeastern have worked their way to the pinnacle of success in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. Play has been very limited due to the cold, rainy, and hailing weather.


The Bulldogs stopped a Bethel chain of victories by handing the Tigers a 5-3 setback in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division action. Kris Hecktor was the winning pitcher and Zach Brannon was handed the loss. Hecktor helped himself by getting three hits and three runs batted in (RBI) and Ryan Anstaett added an additional two hits and three RBI. Tommy Galea and Jeremy Lee equally shared four base knocks for the Red and Gray.

East Clinton’s Astros were outlasted by the ‘Dogs 9-8 who rallied for six runs in their last at bat in the bottom of the seventh inning. This was a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division showdown. Zack Heber earned the victory on the mound. The Green and White’s offensive surge was powered by Brandon Randolph who bashed a home run included between his two safeties and he also drove in three runs. Anstaett had two hits and three RBI, Hecktor and McPartland both had two hits and plated two teammates, Isaac Santel chipped in with two hits, and Andrew Gullion tallied twice.