Created on Monday, 13 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Visiting Marysville grabbed a 5-0 lead and then held off a late Bellefontaine threat to top the Chiefs 6-3 in a non-league baseball game Saturday.
Bellefontaine’s Tyler Shamblin waits for the ball at second base before tagging out a Marysville player during Saturday’s game at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)
The Chiefs are now 16-8 on the season.
Marysville led 1-0 after one inning and then scored twice in the third, once in the fourth and once in the top of the fifth for a 5-0 cushion.
The Chiefs broke through for a run in the bottom of the fifth and scored a second run in the sixth inning to make the score 5-2.
Each team scored a run in the seventh inning.
The Chiefs finished with seven hits. Jarrod Houchin led the way, going 2-2 with a double and an RBI. Josh Clifton also had an RBI.
Bellefontaine plays at Findlay today in a non-league game.
Tigers split with Russia
West Liberty-Salem’s baseball team split with host Russia in a doubleheader Saturday.
The Raiders won 10-0 in six innings and the Tigers then captured an 8-3 victory.
WL-Salem is now 20-6 on the season.
The Tigers managed only two hits in the 10-0 loss.
Grant Burden pitched a complete game in the Tigers’ 8-3 win.
Offensively for WL-Salem, Spencer Whitcraft went 3-4 with a double, Grant Burden had a home run, Kyle Crawford went 2-3 and Jake Rutan added a double.
The Tigers begin tournament action Wednesday at home against the winner of today’s game between Northeastern and National Trail.
Versailles blanks Lakers
Host Indian Lake fell to Versailles 4-0 in a non-league baseball game Saturday.
The Lakers are now 12-11 on the season.
Indian Lake was limited to four hits. Connor Dickerson went 2-3 with a double to lead the Lakers.
The Lakers host Graham in sectional tournament play Tuesday.
Gophers get tourney win over Ada
Ridgemont’s baseball team rallied to drop Ada 9-5 on Saturday in a Division IV sectional tournament opener in Findlay.
The game was tied 3-3 after the third inning. The Bulldogs took the lead after scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning for a 5-3 advantage. The Gophers came back to plate four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-5 lead.
Cody Ray went 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI to spark the Gophers on offense, while Tyler Tillman went 3-4.
Tillman also earned the win on the mound with 12 strikeouts, one walk and gave up just four hits.