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Softball Squares Off With Lakota West In District Semifinals Monday At Sycamore

Posted on: May 13, 2019

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

  • 2019 Record: 19-6, 11-2 ECC
  • Head Coach: Christy Gregory (18th year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Sophomore Olivia Craycraft (.537 BA/9 2B/4 3B/17 RBI/24 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Sam Boothby (13-2/2.62 ERA/85.1 IP/57 SO)

 

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

  • Monday, May 13 vs. Lakota West, 5:00 p.m. (at Sycamore High School)
    • 2019 Record: 19-7, 14-4 GMC
    • Top Hitter: Freshman Belle Hummel (.507 BA/5 2B/1 3B/2 HR/17 RBI/22 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Freshman KK Mathis (10-5 record/2.10 ERA/93.1 IP/89 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Lakota West 7, Milford 6

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles sixth-seeded Eagles will battle No. 4 Lakota West in the third round of the OHSAA Tournament. Click here for the sectional brackets.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the still alive in the tournament includes: No. 6 Milford vs. No. 4 Lakota West (May 13, 5:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 7 West Clermont vs. No. 5 Fairfield (May 13, 5:00 p.m. at Princeton) and No. 12 Anderson vs. No. 3 Mason (May 13, 5:00 p.m. at Lebanon).

 

A LOOK BACK: May 8 at Milford: Milford 12, Mercy McAuley 9

 

GAME REWIND

A back-and-forth battle between Milford and Mercy McAuley finally went the way of the Eagles as they scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 12-9 victory. The contest featured multiple big scoring innings by both sides and eight total errors that led to several unearned runs.

 

Milford scored in the first on a RBI by Katelyn Reynolds, but a pair of errors in the second led to four Wolves runs. By the middle of the fourth, Mercy McAuley had opened a 5-1 lead. In the fourth, the Eagles used small ball to put six runs on the board and take a 7-5 lead. Lilly Copp had the big hit in the frame, with a two-run single, while a pair of MMHS errors contributed to the Eagles’ runs.

 

The seesaw went back on the Wolves side just a half inning later as they plated four to retake a 9-7 edge. The Eagles did get one back in their half of the fifth with Copp coming through again with an RBI single.

 

Milford sent nine to the plate in the bottom of the sixth, taking the lead for good. Emily Allphin tied the game with a two-RBI double, but was caught off second base for the first out. The bottom of the order came up big later in the inning, first on a run-scoring double by Brooklyn Stewart and Copp’s third RBI hit of the game.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 18-6; Mercy McAuley: 17-6

WP: Sam Boothby; LP: Maddy Henry

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Olivia Craycraft 2-5, 2 R

Taylor Stemmerding 2B

Emily Allphin 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Sam Boothby 2-4

Brooke Stansell 3 R

Brooklyn Stewart 3-4, 2B, 2 R

Lilly Copp 4-4, 4 RBI

 

Mercy McAuley

Lauren Taylor 3-4

Rachel Toelke 2-5, 2 RBI

Maddy Henry 2-4

Elle Sparks 3-4, 2 R

Ashtyn Elbe 3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI

 

May 9 at Withrow: The Eagles completed their regular season ECC slate with a rescheduled 10-0 win over Withrow. More on this game coming soon.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders (through games of May 8):

Batting Average: Olivia Craycraft (.537), Sam Boothby (.464), Emily Allphin (.457)

Slugging Percentage: Emily Allphin (.790), Olivia Craycraft (.744), Taylor Stemmerding (.716)

On Base Percentage: Olivia Craycraft (.587), Katelyn Reynolds (.551), Taylor Stemmerding (.531)

Runs Scored: Olivia Crafycraft (37), Taylor Stemmerding (26), Katelyn Reynolds (23)

Hits: Olivia Craycraft (44), Emily Allphin (37), Sam Boothby (32)

RBI: Emily Allphin (39), Taylor Stemmerding (24), Katelyn Reynolds (19)

Doubles: Emily Allphin (13), Taylor Stemmerding (11), 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 (11)

Stolen Bases: Olivia Craycraft (24), Lilly Copp (3), Four tied (2)

Wins: Sam Boothby (13), Hillary Huffer (4), Emily Allphin (1)

Saves: Hillary Huffer (1)

ERA: Hillary Huffer (2.28), Sam Boothby (2.62)

Innings: Sam Boothby (85.1), Hillary Huffer (58.1), Emily Allphin (7.0)

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

Strikeouts: Sam Boothby (57), 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.