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Full Week Awaits Softball Team In Return To Ohio

Posted on: April 1, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: On the heels of earning two wins in three games in action at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, the Milford High School softball team returns to Ohio for a busy six-game week of games. The week begins with the rescheduled Skyline Chili Reds Futures Showcase game against Ursuline on Sunday. Milford’s defense of its three consecutive Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships begins with two games against Anderson and one against Loveland in the coming days as well. Action wraps up for the Eagles during Friday Night Lights in Lebanon.

 

A LOOK BACK: March 27 vs. Appleton: Milford 8, Appleton 4

Milford got its 2017 season off on a high note as they knocked off Appleton High School from Wisconsin by an 8-4 score.

 

March 29 vs. Deerfield: Deerfield 6, Milford 5 (8 innings)

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the year in heartbreaking fashion as they fell to Deerfield High School (IL) by a 6-5 score in eight innings. The game utilized the international tiebreak rule which saw Milford come up just short.

 

March 30 vs. Badger: Milford 13, Badger 1

The Eagles closed their time in Florida at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports with a dominating 13-1 win over Wisconsin’s Badger High School.

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: A look at Milford’s schedule for the upcoming week*:

  • Sunday, April 2 vs. Ursuline Academy (at P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy Field #4), 4:30 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 3-1, 1-0 GGCL (RV Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Top Hitter: Senior Ellie Glover (.563/2 XBH/4 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Kristyn Aiello (1.93 ERA/3-1 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Milford 6, Ursuline 0
  • Monday, April 3 vs. Anderson, 4:30 p.m. & Wednesday, April 5 at Anderson, 4:30 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 1-2 (NR Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Top Hitter: Freshman Madison Conley (.571/0 XBH/2 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Lindsey Baker (3.77 ERA/1-1 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 12, Anderson 1 & Milford 19, Anderson 1
  • Thursday, April 6 vs. Loveland, 4:30 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 1-2 (RV Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Top Hitter: Freshman Lindsay Smith (.667/1 XBH/3 RBI/0 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Freshman Katlyn Kramer (10.11 ERA/0-2 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 11, Loveland 0 & Milford 10, Loveland 0
  • Friday, April 7 vs. Greenville (Armco Park, Lebanon), 6:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 3-1
    • Top Hitter: Freshman Morgan Gilbert (.643/5 XBH/2 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Freshman Baylee Petry (1.27 ERA/3-1 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Greenville 2, Milford 0
  • Friday, April 7 vs. Fairfield (Armco Park, Lebanon), 8:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 3-1, 2-0 GMC (7th Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Top Hitter: Junior Rhiana Hubbard (.583/3 XBH/3 RBI/0 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Taylor Delk (1.75 ERA/3-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2014; Milford 8, Fairfield 4

*Opponent information through March 30

 

POLL WATCH: The Cincinnati Enquirer’s preseason Division I area coaches’ poll shows Milford as the No. 4 team ranked team according to the 20 voting coaches. Mason is the heavy favorite with 16 first place votes, followed by Lakota West with four and Lebanon just ahead of the Eagles. Lakota East rounds out the top-five. The ECC is well represented with Turpin in ninth, Kings in 10th and Loveland among teams receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

COLLEGE BOUND EAGLES: A pair of seniors on the 2017 Eagles’ roster have already announced their intention to continue their athletic and academic careers on the collegiate level. Kelsey Seitz will attend will attend Trevecca Nazarene University, while Valerie Thompson has signed a National Letter of Intent at Tennessee State University.