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Baseball Hosts Another ECC Rival, West Clermont, In Next Tournament Game

Posted on: May 10, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: A battle of two Eastern Cincinnati Conference heavyweights is on tap for the OHSAA Tournament match-up for the Milford High School baseball team as the Eagles welcome West Clermont on Thursday at 5 p.m. Milford advanced to the game after a 7-0 win over league foe on Tuesday. The Eagles, 19-7 on the year, shared the 2018 league crown, but one of the squad’s three league losses came to the Wolves on a walk-off home run. Milford won the other match-up with WC. Click here for Milford’s sectional bracket.

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: A look at Milford’s upcoming OHSAA Tournament opponent:

  • Thursday, May 10 vs. West Clermont, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 18-10, 10-4 ECC (10th Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Hitter: Senior Cal Conley (.431/8 XBH/21 RBI/11 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Brayden Randolph (1.68 ERA/3-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 7, Withrow 5 & West Clermont 8, Milford 6

 

A LOOK BACK: May 8 at Milford: Milford 7, Withrow 0

 

GAME REWIND

Calvin Hunter and Jared Dettmer combined on a one-hit shutout as Milford rolled past conference foe Withrow by a 7-0 score in opening round OHSAA Tournament action. Hunter allowed just two walks, while striking out seven in his five innings of work, before turning the final two frames over to Dettmer who was just as unhittable. The steady Eagles O scored single runs in the first and third, along with two in the second and three in the fifth to secure the win.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 19-7; Withrow: 1-18

WP: Calvin Hunter; LP: Keyandrey Davis; Save: None

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Dylan Stewart 3B

Mitch Mierke 3B

Calvin Hunter 2-3, 2B; 5 IP, 0 H, 7 SO

Hunter Frank 2-3

 

Withrow

None

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:

Batting Average: Calvin Hunter (.403), Kyle Minton (.362), Mitch Mierke (.356)

Slugging Percentage: Calvin Hunter (.597), Kyle Minton (.551), Mitch Mierke (.489)

On Base Percentage: Kyle Minton (.500), Calvin Hunter (.462), Brady Sluder (.427)

Runs Scored: Kyle Minton (28), Dylan Stewart (26), Brady Sluder (24)

Hits: Mitch Mierke (32), Calvin Hunter (27), Dylan Stewart (26)

RBI: Anthony Bassano/Brady Sluder (21), Mitch Mierke (20)

Doubles: Kyle Minton (9), Calvin Hunter/Mitch Mierke (8)

Triples: Brady Sluder (5), Mitch Mierke/Kyle Minton (2)

Home Runs: Anthony Bassano/Calvin Hunter/Hunter Johnson (1)

Walks: Kyle Minton (15), Brady Sluder (13), Mitch Mierke/Dylan Stewart (12)

Stolen Bases: Dylan Stewart (10), Kyle Minton (9), Mitch Mierke (7)

Wins: Zach Byron (5), Calvin Hunter/Mitch Mierke (4)

Saves: Kyle Minton (3), Tyler Barter (1)

ERA: Mitch Mierke (0.58), Zach Byron (1.00), Calvin Hunter (1.08)

Innings: Zach Byron (28.0), Calvin Hunter (26.0), Jared Dettmer (18.1)

Opponents Batting Average: Calvin Hunter (.118), Zach Byron (.181), Hunter Johnson (.233)

Strikeouts: Zach Byron (34), Calvin Hunter (30), Jared Dettmer (19)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: A wild final week of the regular season saw Milford and Loveland share the 2018 ECC Championship. Needing a pair of wins over West Clermont for a piece of the title, Loveland did just that, while Milford knocked off Withrow twice to secure the title.

 

The schedule for ECC teams still alive in the tournament includes: No. 7 Milford vs. No. 11 West Clermont (May 10, 5:00 p.m. at Milford), No. 8 Loveland vs. No. 16 Hamilton (May 10, 5:00 p.m. at Loveland), No. 13 Kings vs. No. 10 Lakota West (May 10, 5:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 17 Anderson vs. No. 4 Elder (May 10, 5:00 p.m. at Elder) and No. 23 Turpin vs. No. 14 Oak Hills (May 10, 5:00 p.m. at Oak Hills).

 

POLL WATCH: Milford took the No. 7 position in the final Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Mason was crowned the regular season poll champions, earning all 18 first place votes. The balance of the top-five was comprised of Lakota East, Moeller, Elder and Badin. The ECC is also represented by Loveland in ninth and West Clermont in 10th, with Kings among those also receiving votes. The final poll can be viewed at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

COLLEGE BOUND EAGLES: Four seniors on the 2018 Eagles’ roster have already announced their intention to continue their athletic and academic careers on the collegiate level. Twin brothers Alex and Dan Lutz are headed to Thiel College, while Mitch Mierke will take his talents to Thomas More College and Dylan Stewart has committed to Fort Wayne University.