Batavia, Milford diamondmen have best leadoff

Batavia and Milford have recorded winning records in the opening of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball season. Amelia, Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Glen Este have broken even.

Batavia

The Bulldogs went just five innings to batter Georgetown’s G-Men 13-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Kris Hecktor hurled a three-hitter for the ‘Dogs. He helped himself with two hits and Ryan Anstaett added two hits and three runs batted in (RBI).

East Clinton’s Astros also fell before the Batavia onslaught 9-5 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Korey Eads was the winning pitcher striking out eight adversaries. Hecktor had three hits and Ryan Beard and Alex Fisler two apiece for the Green and White.

Milford

The Eagles humbled Harrison’s Wildcats in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game 5-4 despite being outhit eight to six. Greg Hickok was the triumphant hurler; Robby Nesteroff recorded the save. Travis Haehnle’s two hits paced the Red and White’s offense.