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Tippecanoe cashes in on BHS miscue in CBC clash

Bellefontaine’s baseball team left the door open a crack for Tippecanoe, and the Red Devils knocked it wide open.

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Bellefontaine’s Jarrod Houchin attempts to tag Tippecanoe’s Ben Hughes at second base during Friday’s game at Blue Jacket Park in Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

A dropped fly ball in the outfield allowed the visiting Red Devils to tie the score at 1-1 in the fourth inning. A two-run single by the ensuing hitter made the score 3-1, and Tippecanoe held on the rest of the way for the key Central Buckeye Conference victory.

The win gives the Red Devils (17-3, 11-0) a three-game lead in the CBC Kenton Trail division standings over the second-place Chiefs (14-4, 8-3).

The two teams met earlier in the week, with the contest being suspended by lighting in the bottom of the sixth with no score. That game will resume Wednesday in Tipp City.

“That is our league’s best, and for 13 innings we’ve been right with them,” said BHS head coach Art Caudill. “With a little better execution, we could have been the team on top today.”

 

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