It was a titanic confrontation between two fine Clermont County teams. Milford of the Greater Miami Conference finally nipped Amelia of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in the bottom of the 16th inning to win 6-5.
John Benza was the winning pitcher and Spencer Cox took the loss in this second round Division I battle at Midland Field, Amelia. Benza aided his own cause by smashing a home run among his three hits.
Ryan Troehler and Steve Williams both had two hits apiece for the Eagles, Zach Chalupa scored two runs and Brian Holden drove in two runs. Brandon Dietrich had two hits for the Barons and Damien Santorelli scored two runs.
Milford made the Anderson Redskins its next victim by a 7-6 count. Ryan Fulton was the winning hurler as the Red and White outhit the Orange and Black seven to six. Benza maintained his hot bat by getting two more base hits.