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Match-ups With ECC Foes Withrow, West Clermont Highlight Softball’s Upcoming Week

Posted on: April 8, 2019

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

  • 2019 Record: 5-4, 1-1 ECC
  • Head Coach: Christy Gregory (18th year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Sophomore Olivia Craycraft (.548 BA/3 2B/2 3B/0 HR/6 RBI/6 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Junior Hillary Huffer (2-3/2.16 ERA/35.2 IP/24 SO)

 

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

  • Monday, April 8 vs. Withrow, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 0-3, 0-2 ECC
    • Top Hitter: N/A
    • Top Pitcher: N/A
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 19, Withrow 0 & Milford 12, Withrow 0
  • Wednesday, April 10 vs. West Clermont, 5:00 p.m. & Friday, April 12 at West Clermont, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 6-2, 3-0 ECC
    • Top Hitter: Senior Maddie Beasley (.737/3 XBH/9 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Reece Hampton (1.09 ERA/3-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 12, West Clermont 8, West Clermont 11, Milford 1 & Milford 4, West Clermont 3
  • Saturday, April 13 vs. Milton-Union, 10:00 a.m.
    • 2019 Record: 5-2, 4-1 SWBL
    • Top Hitter: Senior Courtney Seevers (.503/0 XBH/1 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Olivia Brown (1.31 ERA/3-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: N/A

 

A LOOK BACK: April 2 at Kings: Kings 3, Milford 2

 

GAME REWIND

Kings scored the winning run on an error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pick up a 3-2 ECC-opening win over Milford. After falling behind in the bottom of the first, the Eagles battled back with runs in the fourth on a Sam Boothby RBI single and in the sixth on a Hillary Huffer run-scoring hit. But Kings was able to battle back to tie the game in its half of the sixth before taking the win in the seventh.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 2-2, 0-1 ECC; Kings: 2-3, 1-0 ECC

WP: Emily Brown; LP: Hillary Huffer

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-4, 2 SB

Katelyn Reynolds 2-3, 2B

Emily Allphin 2B

Sam Boothby 2-3

 

Kings

Sydney Rhodes 3B

Julianne Smith 2B

Natalie Corradini 2-3

 

April 3 at Milford: Milford 7, Kings 5

 

GAME REWIND

The Eagles scored three runs in the second inning and again in the fourth to gain a measure of retribution over Kings with a 7-5 victory. Sam Boothby earned her first career win in the circle and benefited from a strong relief effort from Hillary Huffer who covered the final three frames for a save.

 

Milford started the day with a first inning RBI single by Katelyn Reynolds and opened a four-run lead an inning later when Olivia Craycraft cleared the bases with a three-RBI double. Kings came back to tie the game with three in the third and another in the fourth before the Eagles went in front to stay with a three-run fourth. Freshman Taylor Stemmerding broke the tie with an RBI single and two batters later, it was Emily Allphin’s two-run double that put the home team in control.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 3-2, 1-1 ECC; Kings: 2-4, 1-1 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Emily Brown; Save: Hillary Huffer

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI

Emily Allphin 2B, 2 RBI

Sam Boothby 2-3

 

Kings

Sydney Rhodes 2-4

Julianne Smith 2-3, 2B

Alyssa Medina HR

 

April 4 at Milford: Milford 12, Springboro 2

 

GAME REWIND

Katelyn Reynolds and Emily Allphin both homered and it took the Eagles only six innings to finish off Springboro as Milford rolled to a 12-2 victory. The Eagles led 5-1 after three innings but stretched it out late with three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Allphin added to her home run with a double, finishing with three hits, three runs and four RBI.

 

Reynolds got the Eagles off on the right foot with her first inning homer and one inning later, it was a two-RBI triple by Olivia Craycraft that helped Milford open a 4-1 lead. Allphin, Sam Boothby and Brooklyn Stewart all gathered RBI in the fifth, while Allphin’s three-run homer highlighted the sixth.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 4-2; Springboro: 3-4

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Molly Pfiffner

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI

Taylor Stemmerding 2-4, 2 R

Katelyn Reynolds 2-4, HR, 2 R

Emily Allphin 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI

Sam Boothby 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 8 SO

Brooklyn Stewart 2 RBI

 

Springboro

Sophie Weber 2-3, 2B

 

April 5 at Armco Park: Western Brown 3, Milford 0

 

GAME REWIND

Milford ran into an undefeated Western Brown team and pitcher Sydni Barnes in the first game of Friday Night Lights, falling by a 3-0 score to the Broncos. Barnes held the Eagles to just two hits, while striking out six in the shutout. Western Brown did all of its damage early with a two-run first inning and a single run in the second.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 4-3; Western Brown: 9-0

WP: Sydni Barnes; LP: Hillary Huffer

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

None

 

Western Brown

Sydni Barnes 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 SO

Lexi Wallace 3-3

Peyton Young 2-3, 2B

 

April 5 at Armco Park: Milford 11, Greenville 7

 

GAME REWIND

After being shutout earlier in the night, the Eagles bounced back with a season-high 14 hits on their way to an 11-7 win over Greenville in the Friday Night Lights nightcap. The win was far from easy as the Eagles had to put together three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to overcome a 7-4 deficit.

 

The Eagles’ first big hit of the night came from freshman Kaitlyn Bibb who picked up an RBI triple in the third. Hillary Huffer had the big hit of the fourth inning when she cleared the bases with a double. The big hit of the fifth came courtesy of Emily Allphin who continued her hot hitting with a two-RBI triple.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 5-3; Greenville: 7-1

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Kennedy Fashner

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 3-5, 2 R, 2 SB

Taylor Stemmerding 2-4, 2B

Emily Allphin 2-4, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI

Sam Boothby 2-4, 2 R

Hillary Huffer 2B, 3 RBI

Kaitlyn Bibb 2-4, 3B

 

Greenville

Morgan Gilbert 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI

Kennedy Fashner 2-4, 2B

 

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

 

Playing in the annual Cincinnati Reds High School Futures Showcase, Milford fell to Fairfield by a 6-5 score. More details on this game later.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders through games of April 5:

Batting Average: Olivia Craycraft (.548), Sam Boothby (.417), Katelyn Reynolds (.409)

Slugging Percentage: Emily Allphin (.852), Olivia Craycraft (.774), Katelyn Reynolds (.636)

On Base Percentage: Olivia Craycraft (.563), Katelyn Reynolds (.517), Sam Boothby (.481)

Runs Scored: Olivia Crafycraft (10), Emily Allphin (9), Katelyn Reynolds (7)

Hits: Olivia Craycraft (17), Emily Allphin (11), Sam Boothby (10)

RBI: Emily Allphin (11), Three tied (6)

Doubles: Emily Allphin (4), Olivia Craycraft (3), Katelyn Reynolds/Taylor Stemmerding (2)

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

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

Walks: Katelyn Reynolds (6), Hillary Huffer (4), Sam Boothby (3)

Stolen Bases: Olivia Craycraft (6), Sam Boothby/Katelyn Reynolds (1)

Wins: Sam Boothby (3), Hillary Huffer (2)

Saves: Hillary Huffer (1)

ERA: Hillary Huffer (2.16), Sam Boothby (2.47)

Innings: Hillary Huffer (35.2), Sam Boothby (17.0)

Opponents Batting Average: Sam Boothby (.186), Hillary Huffer (.252)

Strikeouts: Hillary Huffer (77), Emily Allphin (40), Sam Boothby (3)

 

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.