Rough start dooms Chiefs in tourney loss

SPRINGFIELD — Bellefontaine’s baseball team was again undone by a bad inning that snowballed here Tuesday.

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Bellefontaine’s Isaac Newman attempts to field the ball for a tag against Springfield Shawnee during their Division II sectional tournament game Tuesday in Springfield. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)


The Chiefs saw host Shawnee send nine batters to the plate and score six runs in the opening inning en route to an 11-1 five-inning win over Bellefontaine in a Division II sectional tournament opener.

Bellefontaine swept the Braves during their two-game Central Buckeye Conference series early in the regular season, but Shawnee flipped the script in the third meeting.

In the bottom of the first, the first six Braves reached safely.

The Braves (18-7) used a combination of three hits, three walks and a Chieftain error for their six-run flurry.

“They came out really aggressive,” said Bellefontaine head coach Mark Brunswick. “They came out swinging the bats and I commend them for the way they came out today. They put us on our heels. We struggled with miscues a little bit and that’s been a nemesis for us.”

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