Bellefontaine tops WL-Salem to take sectional crown

Bellefontaine Easton Water Solutions beat West Liberty-Salem 5-2 on Monday in the championship round of the sectional tournament at Blue Jacket Park.


Bellefontaine’s Ethan Moore throws to first base after getting a force out on West Liberty-Salem’s Zavier Hamilton at second during Monday’s Acme sectional final at Blue Jacket Park. EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT 

Bellefontaine is now 13-6 on the season and advances to the district tourney, which begins Friday in Bellefontaine. Bellefontaine will play at 6 p.m. against the number-two seed from the South sectional.

As the sectional runner-up, WL-Salem also earned a district berth and will open district action at 8:30 p.m. Friday against the top seed from the South sectional.

In Monday’s win over WL-Salem, Jarrid Baughman went the distance on the mound for Easton Water Solutions. He scattered five hits in picking up the victory.

At the plate for Bellefontaine, Cole Comstock collected three hits to lead the way. Ethan Moore had two hits and Noah Yoesting added a double.