Clermont County teams fared very well in the opening round of the sectional baseball and fast pitch softball tournaments.
Amelia avenged a regular season loss to Glen Este by surprising the Trojans 9-4 in a Division I game that took place at Midland Field. Tyler Feine tossed a five-hitter for the Barons. Jerry Neeley was the losing pitcher. For the Blue and White, Garrett Hounshell had two hits, scored twice, and drove in four runs, Michael Stevens had three hits, scored twice, and drove in two runs, and Joe McCarty had two hits and two runs batted in. For the Purple and White, Randy Jones had two hits.
Batavia knocked Norwood from out of the tournament 6-2. Brandon Randolph was the winning pitcher. Andrew Gullion had three hits for the Bulldogs, Alex Fisler had two hits and two runs batted in, and J. D. Little hit in two teammates.
Bethel-Tate was blanked by Indian Hill 8-0 at Princeton High School in Division II play. The Tigers were held to just one hit. Mike Taylor took the loss on the hill.