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Key ECC Contests Highlight Packed Weekly Softball Schedule

Posted on: April 15, 2019

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: A capsule look at the 2019 team:

  • 2019 Record: 7-4, 3-1 ECC (through games of April 11)
  • Head Coach: Christy Gregory (18th year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Sophomore Olivia Craycraft (.513 BA/5 2B/2 3B/0 HR/6 RBI/7 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Junior Hillary Huffer (4-4/2.14 ERA/52.1 IP/47 SO)

 

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

  • Monday, April 15 at Anderson, 5:00 p.m. & Wednesday, April 17 vs. Anderson, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 10-2, 5-0 ECC (through games of April 11)
    • Top Hitter: Junior Tori Madden (.633 BA/3 2B/0 3B/3 HR/18 RBI/2 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Stella Wulker (6-0 record/1.15 ERA/30.1 IP/35 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 15, Anderson 7 & Anderson 6, Milford 3
  • Thursday, April 18 vs. Loveland, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 2-9, 1-4 ECC (through games of April 11)
    • Top Hitter: Junior Katlyn Kramer (.406/7 XBH/11 RBI/0 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Livia McClellan (1-6 record/7.68 ERA/41.0 IP/32 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 16, Loveland 6 & Milford 24, Loveland 1
  • Friday, April 19 vs. Cooper, 5:30 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: N/A
    • Top Hitter: N/A
    • Top Pitcher: N/A
    • Last Meeting: N/A
  • Saturday, April 20 vs. Mount Notre Dame, 10:00 a.m.
    • 2019 Record: 5-7, 2-3 GGCL (through games of April 11)
    • Top Hitter: Junior Anna Harper (.500/4 XBH/11 RBI/2 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Anna Harper (3-2 record/1.59 ERA/22.0 IP/10 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 12, Mount Notre Dame 0

 

A LOOK BACK: April 7 at P&G Reds MLB Youth Academy: Fairfield 6, Milford 5

 

GAME REWIND

Milford couldn’t hold on to an early 3-0 lead as Fairfield roared back, then held off a late Eagles comeback for a 6-5 win in the Reds Futures Showcase. MHS was saddled by 10 runners left on base in the contest.

 

The day started off strong for Milford on a two-run double by Sam Boothby in the first. Boothby later picked up RBI number three with a third inning single. Fairfield drew closer with two runs in the fourth, then took the lead with three more in the fifth and a sixth run in the top of inning six.

 

In the bottom of the sixth, Taylor Stemmerding doubled home Olivia Craycraft and two hitters later, Craycraft raced home on Emily Allphin’s single. But game MVP, Fairfield’s Lindsey Mitchell, retired Boothby and Hillary Huffer to end Milford’s last scoring threat of the game.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 5-4; Fairfield: 5-2

WP: Lindsey Mitchell; LP: Hillary Huffer

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-4, 2B, 2 R

Taylor Stemmerding 3-3, 2 2B, 3 R

Sam Boothby 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI

 

Fairfield

Lindsey Mitchell 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R

Natalie Elliot 2B, 2 RBI

Kayla Wooton 2B

 

April 8 at Milford: Milford 11, Withrow 0

 

GAME REWIND

Junior pitcher Hillary Huffer struck out all 15 hitters she retired and the Eagles scored 10 runs in the first inning as they overwhelmed Withrow by an 11-0 score. Huffer was nearly untouchable, striking out the first 10 in a row and allowing just a single and a walk.

 

Offensively, Milford sent 13 hitters to the dish in the first, pounding out eight hits in the frame. Katelyn Reynolds and Molly Bloom had three hits each, while Emily Allphin drove in three.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 6-4, 2-1 ECC; Withrow: 0-4, 0-3 ECC

WP: Hillary Huffer; LP: Jasia Bonner

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Hillary Huffer 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 15 SO

Olivia Craycraft 2B, 2 R, 2 BB

Katelyn Reynolds 3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI

Emily Allphin 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI

Molly Bloom 3-3, 2 2B

Brooklyn Stewart 2B, 2 RBI

Brooke Stansell 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI

 

Withrow

None

 

April 10 at Milford: Milford 5, West Clermont 4

 

GAME REWIND

Freshman Taylor Stemmerding made her first career homerun a big one, as her walk-off solo blast in the bottom of the seventh inning sent Milford to a key 5-4 Eastern Cincinnati Conference win over West Clermont. Milford scored first in the back-and-forth affair, but the Wolves always seemed to have an answer as they took the lead twice and ended up retying the game in the top of the sixth.

 

Stemmerding’s big fly was part of a big day at the plate for the young centerfielder as she also doubled, scored twice and drove in two. Megan Stulz, making just her second start of the season, also came up large, tallying her first two hits of the season, both singles that scored runs for the Eagles.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 7-4, 3-1 ECC; West Clermont: 7-3, 4-1 ECC

WP: Hillary Huffer; LP: Reece Hampton

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Taylor Stemmerding, 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Katelyn Reynolds 3B

Sam Boothby 2-3, 2B, 2 R

Megan Stulz 2-3, 2 RBI

 

West Clermont

Payge Suggs 3-4

Kinsey Ventura 2B

Kaila Nutter 2B

 

April 12 at West Clermont: More on this game coming soon

 

April 13 vs. Milton-Union: More on this game coming soon

 

April 13 vs. Boone County: More on this game coming soon

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders (through games of April 10):

Batting Average: Olivia Craycraft (.513), Sam Boothby (.452), Katelyn Reynolds (.433)

Slugging Percentage: Emily Allphin (.750), Olivia Craycraft (.744), Katelyn Reynolds (.667)

On Base Percentage: Olivia Craycraft (.548), Katelyn Reynolds (.538), Sam Boothby (.500)

Runs Scored: Olivia Crafycraft (14), Emily Allphin/Taylor Stemmerding (10)

Hits: Olivia Craycraft (20), Emily Allphin/Sam Boothby (14)

RBI: Emily Allphin (15), Sam Boothby (9), Katelyn Reynolds (8)

Doubles: Emily Allphin/Olivia Craycraft/Taylor Stemmerding (5)

Triples: Olivia Craycraft (2), Emily Allphin/Kaitlyn Bibb/Katelyn Reynolds (1)

Home Runs: Emily Allphin (2), Katelyn Reynolds/Taylor Stemmerding/Morgan Whitaker (1)

Walks: Katelyn Reynolds (8), Hillary Huffer (4), Four tied (3)

Stolen Bases: Olivia Craycraft (7), Sam Boothby/Katelyn Reynolds (1)

Wins: Hillary Huffer (4), Sam Boothby (3)

Saves: Hillary Huffer (1)

ERA: Hillary Huffer (2.14), Sam Boothby (2.53)

Innings: Hillary Huffer (52.1), Sam Boothby (19.1)

Opponents Batting Average: Sam Boothby (.203), Hillary Huffer (.243)

Strikeouts: Hillary Huffer (47), Sam Boothby (19)

 

COLLEGE BOUND EAGLE: The only senior on the Milford roster this spring has already announced her plans to continue playing softball on the collegiate level next year. Katelyn Reynolds signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Akron beginning this fall.