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Special Events Highlight Week Ahead For Softball Team

Posted on: April 2, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: After splitting four games over Spring Break, the Milford High School softball team has a busy week ahead with five games, including three as part of special events. Following back-to-back Eastern Cincinnati Conference games against Anderson to start the week, Milford will take part in Friday Night Lights in Lebanon on Friday night (taking on Mason and Centerville) before making an appearance in the Cincinnati Reds Futures Showcase on Sunday against Harrison.

 

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

  • Wednesday, April 4 vs. Anderson, 5:00 p.m. & Thursday, April 5 at Anderson {at Riverside Park}, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 1-0, 0-0 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Hitter: Senior Natalie Johns (1.000/1 XBH/1 RBI/2 SB)
    • Top Returning Pitcher: Sophomore Alli Madden (0.00 ERA/1-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 10, Anderson 1 & Milford 18, Anderson 3
  • Friday, April 6 vs. Mason {at Armco Park-Lebanon}, 6:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 1-0, 0-0 GMC (3rd Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Returning Hitter: Senior Abbey Mullins (.536/0 XBH/9 RBI/10 SB)
    • Top Returning Pitcher: Junior Katie DeBord (0.00 ERA/3-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Mason 2, Milford 1
  • Friday, April 6 vs. Centerville {at Armco Park-Lebanon}, 8:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 1-0, 0-0 GMC
    • Top Hitter: Senior Anna Marie Demos (.667/1 XBH/3 RBI/0 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Sophomore Samantha Ross (3.00 ERA/1-0 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Milford 3, Centerville 1
  • Sunday, April 8 vs. Harrison {at P&G MLB Youth Academy}, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 0-1, 0-0 SWOC (7th Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Hitter: Senior Emily Wisman (1.000/0 XBH/1 RBI/0 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Emily Wisman (6.13 ERA/0-1 record)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 3, Harrison 0

 

A LOOK BACK: March 26 at Goodpasture Christian Academy: Goodpasture 9, Milford 2

 

GAME REWIND

A talented Goodpasture Christian Academy team from Madison, Tenn. jumped to a 6-0 lead after four innings and never looked back, handing the visiting Eagles a 9-2 opening day defeat. Milford got one of the runs back in the fifth, but three more by GCA over the next two innings put the game out of reach for the Eagles.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 0-1; Goodpasture: N/A

WP: Chloe Winters; LP: Emily Allphin

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Katelyn Reynolds 2-3, RBI

Sydnee Harris 2-3

 

Goodpasture

Grace Gregory 4-5, 2B

Aubrey Barnhart 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Chloe Winters 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 9 SO

 

March 27 at Coffee County: Milford 10, Coffee County 8 (9 innings)

 

GAME REWIND

Milford concluded its Spring Break trip to Tennessee with a wild, back and forth 10-8, extra inning win over Coffee County. Trailing 8-6 heading to the top of the seventh, Milford scored twice, the last coming on a Sydnee Harris RBI double to force extras. In the ninth, three errors by CCHS paved the way for the winning Eagles’ runs.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 1-1; Coffee County: N/A

WP: Emily Allphin; LP: Keri Munn

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Sydnee Harris 2-4, 2B, SB

Lynn Varner 3 RBI

Katelyn Reynolds 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Sam Boothby 2 2B

Olivia Craycraft 2-4, 3 R

 

Coffee County

Sarah West 2-4, 2B

Shelby Scrivnor HR, 2 RBI

 

March 30 at Greenville (Game 1): Greenville 5, Milford 2

 

GAME REWIND

Greenville’s Baylee Patry limited Milford to just two runs and six hits as Milford dropped a 5-2 decision in game one of a doubleheader. The Eagles jumped out first with a first inning RBI single by Katelyn Reynolds, but the hosts ripped off five straight runs to take control. Reynolds drove in the other Eagles’ run in the seventh with an RBI double.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 1-2; Greenville: 1-1

WP: Baylee Patry; LP: Hillary Huffer

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Katelyn Reynolds 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI

 

Greenville

Cassie Cromwell 2-3

Lani Shilt 2B, 2 RBI

Courtney Bryson 2-3

 

March 30 at Greenville (Game 2): Milford 6, Greenville 1

 

GAME REWIND

Freshman Emily Allphin was dynamic in the circle, earning her second win of the year as Milford scored a 6-1 win over Greenville in the doubleheader nightcap. After yielding a run in the first, Milford scored three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to grab to doubleheader split.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 2-2; Greenville: 1-2

WP: Emily Allphin; LP: Caitlin Christman

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Emily Allphin 2-3, 2B; 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 SO

Lynn Varner 2-3, 2 RBI

 

Greenville

Sydney Grote 2-3

 

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

Batting Average: Katelyn Reynolds (.467), Sydnee Harris (.462), Lynn Varner (.333)

Slugging Percentage: Katelyn Reynolds (.600), Sydnee Harris (.538), Sam Boothby (.500)

On Base Percentage: Sydnee Harris (.588), Katelyn Reynolds (.529), Sam Boothby (.444)

Runs Scored: Olivia Craycraft/Sydnee Harris (4), Three Tied (2)

Hits: Katelyn Reynolds (7), Sydnee Harris (6), Three Tied (4)

RBI: Katelyn Reynolds/Lynn Varner (5), Emily Allphin/Morgan Whitaker (2)

Doubles: Sam Boothy (3), Katelyn Reynolds (2), Three Tied (1)

Triples: None

Home Runs: None

Walks: Sam Boothby (4), Sydnee Harris (3), Three Tied (2)

Stolen Bases: Sydnee Harris (2)

Wins: Emily Allphin (2)

Saves: None

ERA: Emily Allphin (1.80), Hillary Huffer (4.30), Sam Boothby (12.60)

Innings: Hillary Huffer (14.2), Emily Allphin (11.2), Sam Boothby (1.2)

Opponents Batting Average: Emily Allphin (.289), Hillary Huffer (.299), Sam Boothby (.400)

Strikeouts: Hillary Huffer (8), Emily Allphin (5), Sam Boothby (2)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Milford begins its quest to repeat its four consecutive ECC Championships with the start to league play this week. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Monday-Milford at Anderson, Walnut Hills at West Clermont, Kings at Withrow and Loveland at Turpin; Wednesday-Anderson at Milford, West Clermont at Walnut Hills, Turpin at Loveland and Withrow at Kings; Friday-Turpin at West Clermont and Withrow at Walnut Hills.

 

POLL WATCH: Milford is ranked eighth in the current Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Lakota East holds a slim lead over district rival Lakota West on the strength of a 3-1 edge in first place votes. Mason (two first place votes), Lebanon (one first place vote) and Ursuline round out the top-five. The ECC is represented in others receiving votes by West Clermont, Loveland, Kings and Anderson. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.