Hot start to softball season


Harrison, Ross, Talawanda and Northwest have all enjoyed starting the softball season on high notes. Northwest is off to a 1-2 start, but the Knights played Seton tough in their opener, then dropped one to Deer Park and recovered with a 13-2 win over Finneytown. Talawanda finds itself at 2-1 and the Braves have scored a league-high 39 runs in their first three games. Talawanda's Kherrin Morgan is hitting .636 with a conference-leading eight RBI. 

Harrison and Ross both remain perfect and have looked like complete teams over the first two weeks of the season. Harrison's 4-0 with wins over South Dearborn, Ryle, Dixie Heights and Turpin. The Wildcats have been led by pitcher Erin Engstrom who's 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. Shelby Scott is hitting .563 for the Wildcats with nine hits; Sydney Turner is hitting .400 and Madison Huber is hitting .538. 

At the plate, Hayley Hudson leads the way for Ross hitting .615 with five stolen bases. Pitcher Kenzie Meyer has been a strikeout machine with 22 Ks in 14.2 innings and she's 2-0 this season with a 1.91 ERA. 

Edgewood's also 1-2 and the Cougars have been strong defensively allowing just 12 runs, but they need to get going offensively with just two runs in three games. Edgewood has had a tough schedule early with losses to Monroe and Badin and a 2-1 win over Middletown. 

Little Miami's 0-2 and Mount Healthy's 0-4.