Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Bellefontaine’s baseball team did not have much better luck solving Tippecanoe’s pitching Tuesday.
Bellefontaine’s Trent Nicholl makes a throw to first base after fielding a bunt during Tuesday’s game against Tippecanoe at Blue Jacket Park. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND
One day after the Chiefs were no-hit by the Red Devils’ Ben Hughes, Bellefontaine mustered just three hits in Tuesday’s 8-0 loss to the visiting Red Devils.
Bellefontaine falls to 9-3 overall and 4-3 in the Central Buckeye Conference.
The Red Devils, who sit atop the CBC Kenton Trail division with an 8-1 record, are now 14-2 overall.
Tippecanoe’s Steven Calhoun, a 6-6 lefty, allowed just three hits and struck out seven in six plus innings of work.
Calhoun walked the first two Chieftain batters in the bottom of the seventh before Cameron Johnson came on to get the final three outs.
Bellefontaine’s three hits came on singles by Brandon Wilson, Tyler Shamblin and Matt Entsminger.
Tippecanoe wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, pushing two runs across the plate in the top of the first.
The Red Devils put three more runs on the board in the second inning for a 5-0 lead. They added some insurance with a three-run sixth frame.
Bellefontaine will try to bounce back Thursday at home against Northwestern.
TIPPECANOE 8, BELLEFONTAINE 0
Red Devils 230 003 0 — 8 9 1
Chiefs 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
Clifton, Shamblin (2), Gump (7) and Nicholl; Calhoun, Johnson (7) and Donathan. WP—Calhoun; LP—Clifton.
Riverside shuts down Gophers
Dallas Daniels threw a three-hitter as Riverside blanked host Ridgemont 11-0 in five innings Tuesday in Northwest Central Conference baseball action.
The Pirates improve to 10-6 overall and 4-0 in the NWCC.
Daniels limited the Gophers to just three singles.
Riverside’s offense pounced early. The Pirates plated two runs in the first inning, three in the second and six in the third.
Dustin Proffitt had a big afternoon at the plate. He had three hits with two triples.
Also for the Pirates, Dalton Bollinger doubled, Daniels had two hits and three RBI and Landon Kelsey, Drew Harford and Dakota Bollinger each chipped in with one RBI.
Riverside is back in action Thursday at Lima Perry.
RIVERSIDE 11, RIDGEMONT 0
Pirates 236 00 — 11 10 0
Gophers 000 00 — 0 3 3
Daniels and Dal. Bollinger; Tillman, Ray (4), Mitchell (5) and McCloud. WP—Daniels; LP—Tillman.
Hulbert leads Lakers past Warriors
Jacob Hulbert fired a complete game three-hitter Tuesday to lead host Indian Lake to an 8-0 win over Northwestern in Central Buckeye Conference baseball action.
The Lakers, who currently lead the CBC Mad River division, improve to 7-7 overall and 6-2 in the league.
Hulbert struck out nine and walked two.
Indian Lake was limited to four hits, but the Lakers also took advantage of four Northwestern errors.
Brennon Lump was 2-4 with an RBI to spark the Indian Lake hitting attack. Tony Carpenter had two RBI and Cody McGue also had two RBI.
Indian Lake scored twice in the second inning for a 2-0 lead. The Lakers tacked on three runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth.
The Lakers play at Tecumseh on Thursday.
INDIAN LAKE 8, NORTHWESTERN 0
Warriors 000 000 0 — 0 3 4
Lakers 020 303 X — 8 4 0
Roberts and Cleland; Hulbert and Davis. WP—Hulbert; LP—Roberts.
M’burg edges Tigers
Visiting Mechanicsburg pulled out a 5-4 win over West Liberty-Salem in Ohio Heritage Conference baseball action Tuesday.
The loss drops the Tigers to 12-4 overall and 6-3 in the OHC.
The Tigers led 4-0 after five innings, but the Indians came alive with a five-run sixth inning to jump ahead.
WL-Salem was unable to recover.
Grant Burden had a triple to lead the Tigers at the plate. Spencer Whitcraft and Trent Thomas each had a double.
The Tigers are back in action Thursday at home against Miami East.
MECHANICSBURG 5, WL-SALEM 4
Indians 000 005 0 — 5 5 2
Tigers 120 100 0 — 4 9 3
Triad shuts down Rams
Host Triad received a one-hitter from Ryan Davis in a 10-0 five-inning win over Greeneview on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference baseball action.
The Cardinals move to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the OHC.
Davis struck out eight in picking up the win. He also went 2-3 with a double and three RBI with the bat.
Trent McIntyre was 2-3 with a double and Seth Collier was 2-3 with a double and three RBI for the Cardinals.
TRIAD 10, GREENEVIEW 0
Rams 000 00 — 0 1 1
Cardinals 014 41 — 10 11 0
Green, Saunders (3) and Heathcook; Davis and Tre McIntyre. WP—Davis; LP—Green.