Clermont Northeastern and Batavia have been leading the way, lately, with the most success among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
The Rockets finally emerged victorious over Western Brown in a 12-inning thriller. Erin Conner struckout out 12 Broncos in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown. The Brown and Gold’s losing fireballer, Lawrence, fanned 25 of the Clermont Northeastern batters in an unfortunate defeat.
The Bulldogs whitewashed Taylor twice and the masterful moundwomen allowed just two hits total. In the opener it was 7-0 tally behind winning pitcher Jamie Bare’s one-hit masterpiece in this non-conference contest. Brett Shepherd paced the Green and White’s offense by getting two hits and scoring both times. Britt Cook and Heather Harris had two base knocks apiece for the winners and Bare aided her own cause by getting two hits.
In the closer the Yellow Jackets were brought down again 11-0 in five innings. Tara Thieryoung gave up just one hit and assisted her own superb mound performance by getting two hits and two runs batted in. Cook and Sam Ison each had two hits and drove in two teammates and Beth Turner hit safely twice.
Getting back into the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, Batavia edged Georgetown 5-4 despite being outhit nine to seven. Bare was the triumphant hurler. Abbey Jacob paced the Bulldogs’ offense by getting two hits.