Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Host West Liberty-Salem broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 4-3 victory over Cedarville on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference baseball action.
West Liberty-Salem’s Jake Rutan waits for the ball to tag out a Cedarville runner at first base during their game Tuesday at WL-Salem High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
The Tigers are now 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the OHC.
WL-Salem led 3-2 after six innings. Cedarville plated a run in the top of the seventh to knot the score at 3-3, but the Tigers countered with the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh.
Kyle Crawford was 2-3 with a triple to pace the Tigers’ hitting attack. Trent Thomas had two RBI and Cole Wilson added an RBI.
Grant Burden picked up the win on the mound in relief of Wilson. Burden worked the final two innings.
The Tigers play Friday at Southeastern.
Ben Logan pops Knights
Benjamin Logan’s baseball team got some revenge for Monday’s loss to Greenon with a 23-8 five-inning victory over the Knights in the rematch Tuesday at Ben Logan.
Ben Logan is now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Central Buckeye Conference.
The Knights emerged from a wild first inning with a 5-3 lead and the Knights upped their advantage to 6-3 in the top of the second.
It was all Ben Logan from there. The Raiders exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning to go up 15-6. Ben Logan put eight more runs on the board in the fourth inning.
Tristin Harshfield went 4-5 with a double, triple and four RBI to spark the Raiders’ big day at the plate. Kam Newland went 3-5 with a double, triple and two RBI and Collen Pulfer was 2-4 with a double and four RBI.
Tanner Johnson went all five innings on the mound to get the win for the Raiders.
Ben Logan is back in action Thursday at Springfield Shawnee.
Lakers get payback against Urbana
One night after losing 4-2 to Urbana, Indian Lake’s baseball team ripped the visiting Hillclimbers 11-1 in six innings on Tuesday in Central Buckeye Conference action.
The Lakers are now 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the CBC.
Jacob Hulbert allowed just three hits in five innings of work to get the win on the mound. He struck out four and walked five.
Offensively for the Lakers, Isaac Miller went 3-4 with a double and three RBI to spark the attack.
Also for Indian Lake, Tony Carpenter was 2-2 with two RBI, Brennon Lump went 2-4 with a double and an RBI and Brandan Ross added two RBI.
Indian Lake was fueled by a nine-run second inning.
The Lakers return to action today at Tippecanoe. The game originally was scheduled for Thursday, but was moved to today because of rain in the forecast for Thursday.
Riverside rolls past Houston
Riverside’s baseball team jumped on visiting Houston for a 12-2 six-inning win in non-league action Tuesday.
The Pirates are now 6-5 on the season.
Riverside led 4-2 after three innings and then blew the game open with a three-run fourth inning and a five-run sixth inning.
Dallas Daniels had two hits and four RBI to lead the Pirates’ offense. Dalton Bollinger had a double and an RBI and Jake Herron added two hits and two RBI.
Jake Herron struck out eight and scattered five hits to pick up the win on the mound.
The Pirates are back in action Thursday at Ridgemont.
Triad shuts down Jets
Doug Lowe and Ryan Davis combined on a three-hit shutout as host Triad blanked Northeastern 6-0 in an Ohio Heritage Conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon.
The Cardinals improve to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the OHC.
Lowe started on the mound and Davis came on in the third. Davis struck out six in his 4 2/3 innings of work.
Brothers Tre and Trent McIntyre had big days at the plate for the Cardinals. Tre went 3-3 with two doubles and Trent went 2-2 with a double and three RBI.
The Cardinals are back in action Friday at Springfield Catholic Central.