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BHS softball team gets payback against Braves

Bellefontaine’s softball team picked up a big win Wednesday after edging host Springfield Shawnee 2-1 in a Central Buckeye Conference matchup.

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The Braves had beaten the Chieftains 15-2 a week ago, but BHS gained some revenge with its win Wednesday. It was just the Braves’ second loss of the season.

Bellefontaine improves to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in the CBC. The Braves fall to 8-2, 3-1

“I was very proud of the girls,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin. “They played well for a full seven innings. Sidney Dew gave her best pitching performance of the year so far. (Shawnee’s pitcher) is tough and we were able to be aggressive at that plate and push two runs across.”

Bellefontaine scored one run in the top of the fifth inning and added another run in the top of the seventh inning for a 2-0 lead. Shawnee scratched out a run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Chiefs were able to hang on for the victory.

Catherine Faulder scored both runs for the Chiefs and went 2-2. MacKenzie Brunswick also had two hits.

Dew picked up the win in the pitching circle and had a double at the plate.

Bellefontaine travels to Greenon today in a CBC crossover game.

BELLEFONTAINE 2 SPRING. SHAWNEE 1

Chiefs    000    010    1    —    2    7    1

Braves    000    000    1    —    1    7    0

Dew and Haley; McKillip/Priest. WP—Dew; LP—McKillip.

Kenton downs Ridgemont

Kenton’s softball team grabbed an 8-4 win over host Ridgemont on Wednesday in a non-league contest.

Bailey Wagner led the Ridgemont offensive effort with a home run, two RBI and scored two runs. Brooke Stewart added a double and scored a run.

Ridgemont travels to Fairbanks today in Northwest Central Conference action.

KENTON 8, RIDGEMONT 4

Wildcats    400    201    1    —    8    10    2

Gophers    000    022    0    —    4    5    4

WP—Goecke; LP—McFadden.

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