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Red Hot Softball Rounds Out Week With Pair Against Walnut Hills

Posted on: April 24, 2019

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

  • 2019 Record: 13-5, 5-2 ECC
  • Head Coach: Christy Gregory (18th year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Sophomore Olivia Craycraft (.509 BA/7 2B/3 3B/7 RBI/13 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Sam Boothby (8-1/2.54 ERA/52.1 IP/34 SO)

 

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

  • Wednesday, April 24 vs. Walnut Hills, 5:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 3-14, 1-9 ECC
    • Top Hitter: Junior Mackienzee Rasheed (.375 BA/5 2B/1 3B/6 RBI/4 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Brianna Hoover (0-3 record/9.45 ERA/26.2 IP/12 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 14, Walnut Hills 3 & Milford 11, Walnut Hills 0

 

A LOOK BACK: April 12 at West Clermont: West Clermont 6, Milford 4

 

GAME REWIND

West Clermont stuck for five runs in the bottom of the first inning and that proved to be all they would need as the Wolves snatched a 6-4 win from the Eagles. Milford cut into the deficit with a pair in the second, one on a Megan Stulz RBI single, and scored twice more to draw within a run in the fifth.

 

The fifth inning saw Emily Allphin notch a RBI double and Sam Boothby plate another with a sacrifice fly. But West Clermont picked up an insurance run in the fifth. Milford had one last shot in the bottom of the seventh but the Wolves’ Reece Hampton got Boothby to pop up with the tying runs on second and third.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 7-5, 3-2 ECC; West Clermont: 8-3, 5-1 ECC

WP: Reece Hampton; LP: Sam Boothby

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-4

Katelyn Reynolds 2-4

Emily Allphin 3-4, 2 2B

 

West Clermont

Payge Suggs 4-4

Riley Hampton HR, 2 RBI

Kaila Nutter 2-3, HR, 2 R

Karlie Mathews 2B

Raelyn Jobe 2 RBI

 

April 13 at Milford: Milford 12, Milton Union 2

 

GAME REWIND

Milford used nine extra-base hits, including three by Olivia Craycraft to race past Milton Union by a 12-2 score in a contest halted after five innings of play. After jumping up 2-0 in the first and being held scoreless in the second, the Eagles exploded for 10 runs in the next three innings to put an early end to the affair.

 

Craycraft finished with two doubles and a triple, while scoring four runs. Taylor Stemmerding had a pair of doubles, while sophomore slugger Emily Allphin doubled and clubbed a home run. Sam Boothby and Kaitlyn Bibb each added doubles. Boothby was also solid in the circle, yielding just one earned run on six hits, while striking out five.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 8-5; Milton Union: 8-4

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Madison Brown

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 4-4, 2 2B, 3B, 4 R

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

Katelyn Reynolds 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI

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

Sam Boothby 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Kaitlyn Bibb 2B

 

Milton Union

Bree Nevels 2B

Lizzie Oaks 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

 

April 13 at Milford: Milford 5, Boone County 3

 

GAME REWIND

Milford scored the game’s first five runs, then turned back a comeback attempt by Boone County, as the Eagles picked up a 5-3 non-conference victory. BC scored twice in the sixth and had a rally going in the seventh with an RBI groundout, but Sam Boothby induced a game-ending ground out to seal the win.

 

The Eagles got their first two runs, both unearned, in the third on a pair of BC miscues. The fifth inning featured a two-run single by promising freshman Taylor Stemmerding and Boothby helping herself with an RBI double.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 9-5; Boone County: 9-2

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Karys Black

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Taylor Stemmerding 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Katelyn Reynolds 2B

Sam Boothby 2B

 

Boone County

Star Smith 2-3

 

April 15 at Anderson: Milford 5, Anderson 1

 

GAME REWIND

Emily Allphin slugged a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to break open a close game, leading Milford to a 5-1 win in a key ECC match-up at Anderson. After the Redskins scored the game’s first run in the opening inning, Eagle hurler Sam Boothby settled in, allowing just four hits over the final six innings.

 

Megan Stulz contributed an RBI double in the fourth to tie the game and one inning later, Allphin picked up a run-scoring two-bagger of her own to put Milford in front. In the seventh, Katelyn Reynolds plated Olivia Craycraft with an RBI groundout, setting the stage for Allphin’s big fly.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 10-5, 4-2 ECC; Anderson: 10-3, 5-1 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Alli Madden

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

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

Sam Boothby 2-4; 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H

Megan Stulz 2B

 

Anderson

Ellie Caldwell 2-3, 2B

Lilly Conley 2-3

 

April 17 at Milford: Milford 3, Anderson 1

 

GAME REWIND

A pitcher’s duel that saw all of the game’s runs scored in the first two and a half innings, saw Milford pick up another big win, sweeping the regular season series from Anderson with a 3-1 win over the Redskins. In the circle, Sam Boothby allowed just a third inning RBI single to Ellie Caldwell in picking up her seventh win of the year.

 

A Redskin error paved the way for a pair of unearned runs for the Eagles and one frame later, Olivia Craycraft made it 3-0 with an RBI single that brought home Brooklyn Stewart.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 11-5, 5-2 ECC; Anderson: 11-4, 5-2 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Stella Wulker

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-3

Brooklyn Stewart 2-3

Lilly Copp 2B

Sam Boothby 7 IP, 1 R, 3 SO

 

Anderson

Ellie Caldwell 3-3

Lilly Conley 2-3

 

April 18 at Milford: Milford 8, Loveland 7

 

GAME REWIND

Freshman Kaitlyn Bibb rescued the Eagles from a game that saw Milford commit six errors, as her walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the single pushed them to an 8-7 win over Loveland. After just one inning, Loveland was already ahead 4-3, before the team’s traded runs throughout. Trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth, a Taylor Stemmerding squeeze scored Bibb to bring Milford within one.

 

The seventh inning was a disaster for Loveland as the Tigers failed to retire a batter. The Eagles sandwiched a pair of walks around a single by Brooklyn Stewart. That gave Bibb the opportunity to play hero with her walk-off base hit that plated Stewart and Megan Stulz.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 12-5, 6-2 ECC; Loveland: 3-12, 2-6 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Coley Christian

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Sam Boothby 2-4, 2B

Brooklyn Stewart 2-4, 2 R

Kaitlyn Bibb 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI

 

Loveland

Mya Jordan 3-4, 2 R

Katlyn Kramer 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Taylor Owens 2-4

 

April 22 at Loveland: Milford 19, Loveland 5

 

GAME REWIND

Milford scored early and often as the Eagles raced past Loveland by a 19-5 final score. More details on this game coming soon.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders (through games of April 18):

Batting Average: Olivia Craycraft (.509), Sam Boothby (.471), Katelyn Reynolds (.426)

Slugging Percentage: Emily Allphin (.804), Olivia Craycraft (.737), Taylor Stemmerding (.633)

On Base Percentage: Olivia Craycraft (.556), Katelyn Reynolds (.541), Sam Boothby (.491)

Runs Scored: Olivia Crafycraft (23), Katelyn Reynolds (17), Taylor Stemmerding (15)

Hits: Olivia Craycraft (29), Sam Boothby (24), Emily Allphin (22)

RBI: Emily Allphin (23), Sam Boothby (14), Katelyn Reynolds/Taylor Stemmerding (12)

Doubles: Emily Allphin (9), Taylor Stemmerding (8), Olivia Craycraft (7)

Triples: Olivia Craycraft (3), Kaitlyn Bibb (2), Emily Allphin/Katelyn Reynolds (1)

Home Runs: Emily Allphin (4), Katelyn Reynolds/Taylor Stemmerding/Morgan Whitaker (1)

Walks: Katelyn Reynolds (12), Taylor Stemmerding (7), Megan Stulz (6)

Stolen Bases: Olivia Craycraft (13), Katelyn Reynolds (2), Three tied (1)

Wins: Sam Boothby (8), Hillary Huffer (4)

Saves: Hillary Huffer (1)

ERA: Hillary Huffer (2.28), Sam Boothby (2.54)

Innings: Hillary Huffer (58.1), Sam Boothby (52.1)

Opponents Batting Average: Sam Boothby (.246), Hillary Huffer (.254)

Strikeouts: Hillary Huffer (50), Sam Boothby (34)

 

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.