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Softball Opens Tourney Play With Rematch Against Mercy McAuley

Posted on: May 8, 2019

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

  • 2019 Record: 17-6, 11-2 ECC
  • Head Coach: Christy Gregory (18th year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Sophomore Olivia Craycraft (.545 BA/9 2B/4 3B/17 RBI/23 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Sam Boothby (12-2/2.23 ERA/78.1 IP/55 SO)


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

  • Wednesday, May 8 vs. Mercy McAuley, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 17-5, 7-1 GGCL
    • Top Hitter: Senior Hailey McAdoo (.534 BA/6 2B/4 3B/4 HR/34 RBI/7 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Gracie Smith (8-2 record/2.35 ERA/65.2 IP/76 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2019; Milford 8, Mercy McAuley 5


TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles have earned the No. 6 seed in the Cincinnati sectionals of the OHSAA Tournament, as voted on by the area coaches. The Eagles will open the tournament at home on Wednesday, May 8, hosting No. 9 Mercy McAuley. Click here for the sectional brackets.


The schedule for ECC teams in the still alive in the tournament includes: No. 6 Milford vs. No. 9 Mercy McAuley (May 8, 5:00 p.m. at Milford), No. 7 West Clermont vs. No. 15 Wilmington (May 8, 5:00 p.m. at West Clermont), No. 11 Kings vs. No. 5 Fairfield (May 8, 5:00 p.m. at Fairfield) and No. 12 Anderson vs. No. 17 Mount Notre Dame (May 8, 5:00 p.m. at Anderson).


A LOOK BACK: April 29 at Turpin: Milford 13, Turpin 1



Taylor Stemmerding got Milford rolling with a second inning grand slam, then the Eagles scored nine runs in their final two at-bats to run past Turpin 13-1. After jumping to the 4-0 lead in the second, it took Milford until the fifth when they unleashed four runs on the Spartans, before tacking on five more in the sixth.


Emily Allphin had the big hit of the fifth with a three-RBI double, while Megan Stulz plated her with an RBI single. The sixth was highlighted by the first career homer, a three-run blast, by freshman Brooklyn Stewart.



Milford: 16-5, 10-2 ECC; Turpin: 5-14, 4-6 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Kylie Hannum




Olivia Craycraft 3-4, 3 R

Taylor Stemmerding HR, 4 RBI

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

Megan Stulz 3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI

Brooklyn Stewart 2-4, HR, 3 RBI



Lexis Yauger 2B

Rae Beinke 2B


May 1 at Milford: Milford 10, Turpin 0



Katelyn Reynolds wrapped up her Senior Day with a moment to remember as her walk-off single ended the Eagles 10-0 victory over Turpin. The hit was the 150th of the stellar career for Milford’s only Class of 2019 Senior.


The Eagles took no time at all jumping on the Spartans, as they plated five in the bottom of the first. A two-run single by Emily Allphin got things started, with Lilly Copp adding a two-run single of her own. Brooklyn Stewart added a run-scoring double as well.


Milford tacked on two more in the second, one on a Reynolds RBI double and the second on Allphin’s sacrifice fly. Taylor Stemmerding lined an RBI triple in the third, with Reynolds also driving in a run, giving her three for the day.



Milford: 17-5, 11-2 ECC; Turpin: 5-16, 4-8 ECC

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Kylie Hannum




Olivia Craycraft 2-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB

Taylor Stemmerding 3B, 3 R

Katelyn Reynolds 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Emily Allphin 3 RBI

Lilly Copp 2 RBI

Brooklyn Stewart 2B

Kaitlyn Bibb 2-3, 2 R, 2 SB

Sam Boothby 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 SO





May 6 at Milford: Clinton Massie 7, Milford 4



Milford got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn’t capitalize, as Clinton Massie ended the Eagles’ 10-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory. CM held a 3-0 lead after two and a half innings, before the Eagles got on the board with a pair. After the team’s traded runs later, the visitors pulled away with a three-run seventh inning.


Olivia Craycraft led the Eagles with a pair of hits and two stolen bases. She, along with Taylor Stemmerding and Emily Allphin gathered RBI in the contest.



Milford: 17-6; Clinton Massie: 22-4

WP: Taylor Florea; LP: Sam Boothby




Olivia Craycraft 2-4, 2 SB


Clinton Massie

Lindsey Carter 3-4, 3 R

Kendall Anderson 2-4, 4 RBI

Alexis Doan 2-3

Taylor Florea 7 IP, 11 SO


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

Batting Average: Olivia Craycraft (.545), Sam Boothby (.462), Katelyn Reynolds (.460)

Slugging Percentage: Emily Allphin (.792), Olivia Craycraft (.766), Taylor Stemmerding (.730)

On Base Percentage: Olivia Craycraft (.598), Katelyn Reynolds (.576), Taylor Stemmerding (.545)

Runs Scored: Olivia Crafycraft (35), Taylor Stemmerding (25), Katelyn Reynolds (22)

Hits: Olivia Craycraft (42), Emily Allphin (35), Sam Boothby (30)

RBI: Emily Allphin (37), Taylor Stemmerding (23), Katelyn Reynolds (18)

Doubles: Emily Allphin (12), Taylor Stemmerding (10), Olivia Craycraft (9)

Triples: Olivia Craycraft (4), Kaitlyn Bibb (2), Three tied (1)

Home Runs: Emily Allphin (4), Taylor Stemmerding (2), Three tied (1)

Walks: Katelyn Reynolds (18), Taylor Stemmerding (14), Kaitlyn Bibb (10)

Stolen Bases: Olivia Craycraft (23), Five tied (2)

Wins: Sam Boothby (12), Hillary Huffer (4), Emily Allphin (1)

Saves: Hillary Huffer (1)

ERA: Sam Boothby (2.23), Hillary Huffer (2.28)

Innings: Sam Boothby (78.1), Hillary Huffer (58.1), Emily Allphin (7.0)

Opponents Batting Average: Sam Boothby (.236), Hillary Huffer (.254)

Strikeouts: Sam Boothby (55), Hillary Huffer (50), Emily Allphin (8)


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.

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