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Chiefs blank Roughriders in opener

Cody Lyons and Matt Entsminger combined to allow just four hits in Bellefontaine’s 9-0 shutout over host St. Marys on Saturday in the season opener for the BHS baseball squad.

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Lyons went the first five innings on the hill, striking out six and walking four while giving up two hits.

Entsminger worked the final two frames. He allowed two hits, struck out one and did not walk a batter.

Offensively, Bellefontaine collected 10 hits.

Nick Burton and Jarrod Houchin led the way for the Chiefs. Burton went 3-4 with a triple and three RBI and Houchin went 3-5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI.

Brandon Wilson and Entsminger each scored a pair of runs for Bellefontaine in the win.

Bellefontaine scored a run in the top of the first and then piled up four more runs in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.

BHS tacked on three runs in the fifth and another in the seventh.

The Chiefs return to action today at home against West Liberty-Salem.

Lakers clip Piqua 4-3

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Indian Lake’s baseball team opened up the season Saturday with a 4-3 victory over host Piqua in non-league action.

Indian Lake started fast, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning.

Piqua answered with two runs in the second and another in the third to tie the game at 3-3.

The Lakers then went ahead with a run in the fifth inning and then held on for the one-run win.

Jacob Hulbert picked up the win in relief for the Lakers. He pitched the final three innings after Brandan Ross worked the first four.

Ross and Hulbert combined to give up six hits. Ross struck out six and Hulbert recorded a pair of strikeouts.

Ross went 2-3 and Nate Davis had a double to pace the Lakers at the plate. Davis, Jacob Shoe, Isaac Miller and Hulbert each had one RBI.

The Lakers host St. Henry today.

Cardinals take two from Panthers

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Triad began its baseball season with two blowout wins over visiting Fairbanks on Saturday.

The Cardinals won the first game of the doubleheader 10-1 and then cruised 10-0 in five innings in the second game.

In the opener, Triad collected 13 hits and Doug Lowe fired a two-hitter on the mound for the Cardinals.

Lowe struck out nine in getting the win. He also went 3-3 with three doubles at the plate.

Also for Triad’s offense, Colton Young went 3-4 with a double and two RBI, Brandon Edwards went 2-4 with two RBI, Jacob Watkins and Auston Sanford each had doubles.

In game two, Ryan Davis scattered three hits over five innings to earn the win on the mound.

Watkins went 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI and Seth Collier was 2-3 with two RBI to spark Triad’s offense.

The Cardinals (2-0) host Graham today.

Pirates fall twice to Sidney in DH

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Riverside’s baseball lost suffered a pair of losses against host Sidney in a doubleheader Saturday.

The Pirates fell 10-0 in six innings in the opener and lost 11-10 in the second game.

In the first game, Sidney only had three hits but took advantage of five Riverside errors.

In the second game, Riverside led 9-4 after four and a half innings, but the Yellow Jackets rallied for the win.

Riverside again made five errors in game two.

At the plate for the Pirates, Landon Kelsey had three hits and Dallas Daniels had two hits.

Riverside hosts Ansonia today.

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