EC tops BHS, 5-3, wins sectional crown


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The East Clinton softball team, champions of the Dayton 1 sectional, from left to right, front row, Kiya Byrd, Emily Tong, Miranda Beener, Mackenzie Campbell, Taylor Boeckmann, Makayla Smith, Jericka Boggs, Marah Dunn; back row, Alyssa Stoops, Sierra Christian, Grace Cooper, Kayla hall, Katelyn Talbot, Kaitlin Durbin, Rhylee Luttrell. Coaches not in the team photo are Matthew Zimmerman, Jeanne Brightman, Bob Hazelbaker, Trevor Dunn.

The East Clinton softball team, champions of the Dayton 1 sectional, from left to right, front row, Kiya Byrd, Emily Tong, Miranda Beener, Mackenzie Campbell, Taylor Boeckmann, Makayla Smith, Jericka Boggs, Marah Dunn; back row, Alyssa Stoops, Sierra Christian, Grace Cooper, Kayla hall, Katelyn Talbot, Kaitlin Durbin, Rhylee Luttrell. Coaches not in the team photo are Matthew Zimmerman, Jeanne Brightman, Bob Hazelbaker, Trevor Dunn.


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Taylor Boeckmann | Elizabeth Clark Photo


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Mackenzie Campbell | Elizabeth Clark Photo


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Sierra Christian | Elizabeth Clark Photo


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Kayla Hall | Elizabeth Clark Photo


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Makayla Smith | Elizabeth Clark Photo


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XENIA – It was typical East Clinton softball Monday afternoon in the Dayton 1 Sectional championship game at Xenia High School.

The Lady Astros played solid defense, had good pitching and pressured Brookville with a relentless offense.

The result was a 5-3 win and sectional championship for the Lady Astros.

East Clinton, 13-7 on the year, will play SBAAC National Division rival and defending state champion Williamsburg for a Southwest District championship 5 p.m. Friday at Hamilton High School.

Williamsburg defeated East Clinton twice during the regular season in close games, 4-2 and 9-0.

Sierra Christian had a strong game in the circle for EC. Though she struck out only one, Christian was sharp with her pitches and walked just one while scattering eight hits.

When Brookville did make contact, the East Clinton defense was up to the task. Christian and the EC defense stranded the bases loaded in the seventh inning while clinging to a two-run lead.

In all, Brookville left nine runners on base.

On offense, EC struck out eight times and did not walk but banged out 11 hits, including three each by Taylor Boeckmann and Jericka Boggs.

Mackenzie Campbell drove in the first two EC runs and Kayla Hall added another for a 3-0 lead in the fifth.

Brookville made it 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth but Boeckmann drove in Marah Dunn in the sixth to make it 4-2. EC went up 5-2 on Alyssa Stoops RBI.

In the bottom of the seventh, Brookville scored a run but left three runners on as Christian induced a game-ending infield popout.

SUMMARY

May 14 2018

Div III Sectional championship

@Xenia High School

East Clinton 5 Brookville 3

EC 100-021-1…..5

BR 000-020-1…..3

(5) EAST CLINTON (ab-r-h-rbi) Boeckmann 5-2-3-1 Smith 3-1-0-0 Campbell 3-0-2-2 Hall 3-0-0-1 Boggs 4-1-3-0 Durbin 4-0-0-0 Dunn 4-1-1-0 Cooper 0-0-0-0 Stoops 4-0-2-1 Christian 0-0-0-0.

(3) BROOKVILLE (ab-r-h-rbi) Gardner 3-1-2-0 Jeffries 4-2-2-0 J. Brown 4-0-1-1 Hamiel 4-0-1-1 Lensee 4-0-1-0 L. Gardner 4-0-0-0 Burton 4-0-0-0 Heck 3-0-1-0 H. Brown 3-0-0-0 Stevenson 0-0-0-0.

2B: EC-Boeckmann, Boggs; B-Jeffries, Heck

PITCHING IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO

East Clinton

Christian (W) 7-8-3-1-1-1

Brookville

Stevenson (L) 7-11-5-4-0-8

The East Clinton softball team, champions of the Dayton 1 sectional, from left to right, front row, Kiya Byrd, Emily Tong, Miranda Beener, Mackenzie Campbell, Taylor Boeckmann, Makayla Smith, Jericka Boggs, Marah Dunn; back row, Alyssa Stoops, Sierra Christian, Grace Cooper, Kayla hall, Katelyn Talbot, Kaitlin Durbin, Rhylee Luttrell. Coaches not in the team photo are Matthew Zimmerman, Jeanne Brightman, Bob Hazelbaker, Trevor Dunn.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ecteamchamps-2.jpgThe East Clinton softball team, champions of the Dayton 1 sectional, from left to right, front row, Kiya Byrd, Emily Tong, Miranda Beener, Mackenzie Campbell, Taylor Boeckmann, Makayla Smith, Jericka Boggs, Marah Dunn; back row, Alyssa Stoops, Sierra Christian, Grace Cooper, Kayla hall, Katelyn Talbot, Kaitlin Durbin, Rhylee Luttrell. Coaches not in the team photo are Matthew Zimmerman, Jeanne Brightman, Bob Hazelbaker, Trevor Dunn. Courtesy Photo

Taylor Boeckmann | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ec_boeckmannBrEC-1.jpgTaylor Boeckmann | Elizabeth Clark PhotoCourtesy Photo

Mackenzie Campbell | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ec_campbellBrEC-1.jpgMackenzie Campbell | Elizabeth Clark PhotoCourtesy Photo

Sierra Christian | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ec_christianpitchBrEC-1.jpgSierra Christian | Elizabeth Clark PhotoCourtesy Photo

Kayla Hall | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ec_kaylahallBrEC-1.jpgKayla Hall | Elizabeth Clark PhotoCourtesy Photo

Makayla Smith | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_SB_ec_makaylasmithBrEC-1.jpgMakayla Smith | Elizabeth Clark PhotoCourtesy Photo

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