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Chiefs pick up big win over Warriors

Bellefontaine’s softball team grabbed a big win Thursday after they handed visiting Northwestern its first league loss with a 9-6 victory in Central Buckeye Conference action at Blue Jacket Park.

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Bellefontaine’s MacKenzie Brunswick waits for the ball at third base during Thursday’s home game against Northwestern. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND

 

The Chieftains are now 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the CBC Kenton Trail division. The Warriors fall to 12-4 and suffer their first league loss at 6-1 in the CBC Mad River division.

Northwestern led 4-2 after the fourth inning, but Bellefontaine battled back to score five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 7-4 lead.

“It took us a while to get the timing of their pitcher down,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin. “In the fifth inning we finally timed her up and were able to score five runs in that inning.”

The Chieftains scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to build a 9-4 advantage. The Warriors drove in two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but their rally fell short and could not get any closer.

Offensively for BHS, Cat Faulder went 4-4, Jazmyn Haley went 2-4 with a home run and Carley Strzalka added a double.

Sidney Dew picked up the win in the pitching circle and went 2-3.

Bellefontaine travels to Kenton Ridge today for a CBC makeup game.

BELLEFONTAINE 9, NORTHWESTERN 6

Warriors    011    200    2    —    6    16    4

Chiefs    100    152    X    —    9    11    3

Braun and Clouse; Dew and Haley. WP—Dew; LP—Braun.

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