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Cougars blank Chiefs 12-0 in CBC matchup

Kenton Ridge’s softball team used standout pitching and strong offense to drop host Bellefontaine 12-0 in five innings Tuesday during a Central Buckeye Conference contest.

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Bellefontaine’s Carley Strzalka tags out Kenton Ridge’s Sarah Albaugh at second base during their game Tuesday at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Cougars move to 14-1 overall and 8-1 in the CBC Kenton Trail division, while the Chiefs fall to 6-8, 3-4.

“We had a couple of mistakes early on and never could climb out of the hole,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin.

Kenton Ridge scored three runs in the first inning and added five runs in the second inning to take an 8-0 advantage. The Cougars tacked on four more runs in the top of the fifth inning to earn the run-rule victory.

The Cougars’ Courtney Lopez tossed a one-hitter to earn the win in the pitching circle.

Bellefontaine hosts Benjamin Logan on Thursday for a local CBC matchup.

KENTON RIDGE 12 BELLEFONTAINE 0

(FIVE INNINGS)

Cougars    350    04    —    12    13    0

Chiefs    000    00    —    0    1    3

Lopez and Tyson; Brunswick, Dew (3) and Haley. WP—Lopez; LP—Brunswick.

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