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Chieftains bottle up Indians

Triad clinches share of OHC title

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Bellefontaine’s Nick Burton slides into home during Monday’s game against Stebbins at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Cody Lyons threw five innings of one-hit ball as host Bellefontaine defeated Stebbins 10-0 in six innings Monday.

The Chiefs are now 14-7 overall and 10-4 in the Central Buckeye Conference. The Indians fall to 5-18, 0-14.

Bellefontaine took control early as it plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning.

The Chiefs increased their lead to 6-0 in the second inning. They went on to add another run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth to put the Indians away.

Lyons struck out nine and walked two in picking up the win. Matt Gump pitched a hitless sixth inning for the Chiefs.

Trent Nicholl went 2-3 with two RBI and Brandon Wilson doubled to pace Bellefontaine at the plate.

Contributing two hits each were Tyler Shamblin, Nick Burton and Jarrod Houchin.

Bellefontaine is back in action today at Stebbins.

Triad clinches at least share of OHC title

Triad can do no worse than a co-championship in the Ohio Heritage Conference after beating visiting Cedarville 8-3 on Monday.

The Cardinals are now 20-4 overall and 11-1 in the OHC. They can clinch the outright OHC title tonight at home with a win over Southeastern.

Triad jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and boosted their advantage to 8-0 with a five-run fifth inning.

Cedarville scored all three of its runs in the top of the seventh.

Doug Lowe went 4-4 with a triple and Seth Collier was 2-4 with two doubles to lead Triad’s offense.

Trent McIntyre was the winning pitcher. He struck out 11 in six innings of work.

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