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Lakers build on their momentum with shutout of Braves

Indian Lake’s baseball team is coming alive after a slow start.

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Indian Lake shortstop Brennon Lump makes a throw to first base during the Lakers’ 5-0 win over Springfield Shawnee on Thursday. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND

The Lakers improved to 4-2 in the Central Buckeye Conference on Thursday with an impressive 5-0 shutout of visiting Springfield Shawnee.

Indian Lake is now 5-7 overall. The Braves fall to 6-5, 3-2.

Cody Bodi was tremendous on the mound for the Lakers. He fired a three-hitter with three strikeouts.

Indian Lake’s offense did its part. The Lakers put four runs on the scoreboard in the second inning for a 4-0 lead.

The Lakers added another run in the third inning. From there, Bodi’s pitching and the defense held the Braves in check to preserve the win.

Brandan Ross went 2-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI to spark the Lakers in the win. Tony Carpenter contributed two hits and scored twice and Jacob Hulbert had two RBI.

Indian Lake returns to action today at Greenon.

INDIAN LAKE 5, SHAWNEE 0

Braves    000    000    0    —    0    3    0

Lakers    041    000    X    —    5    7    0

WP—Bodi; LP—Huggins.

Bellefontaine bounces back to zap Knights

Bellefontaine rebounded from Wednesday’s loss to Springfield Shawnee with a 10-1 victory over host Greenon on Thursday.

The Chiefs are now 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the CBC.

Bellefontaine jumped out with two runs in the top of the first inning. The Chiefs added two runs in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the seventh.

Greenon scored its lone run in the fifth inning.

Jarrod Houchin and Brandon Wilson spearheaded the Chiefs at the plate. Houchin went 2-5 with a double and two RBI and Wilson went 2-3 with four RBI.

Matt Entsminger, Matt Gump and Nick Burton saw action on the mound for Bellefontaine in the win.

Entsminger went the first four innings and picked up the win. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out one.

Gump gave up three hits and struck out two in two innings and Burton pitched a perfect seventh inning.

Bellefontaine plays at Kenton Ridge today.

BELLEFONTAINE 10, SHAWNEE 1

Chiefs    202    320    1    —    10    11    2

Knights    000    010    0    —    1    7    2

WP—Entsminger; LP—Schroder.

Tigers rout Rams

Host West Liberty-Salem blitzed Greeneview 14-0 in five innings Thursday in an Ohio Heritage Conference baseball game.

The Tigers are now 10-2 on the season.

Cole Wilson went 2-3 with a double to pace the Tigers at the plate.

David Branham and Jake Rutan each went 2-3, Kyle Crawford had a double and Max Bailey tripled for WL-Salem.

WL-Salem scored in each of its at bats. The Tigers had two runs in the first inning, five in the second, one in the third and six in the fourth inning.

Crawford allowed just three hits on the mound in getting the win.

WL-SALEM 14, GREENEVIEW 0

(five innings)

Rams    000    00    —    0    3    5

Tigers    251    6X    —    14    12    0

WP—Crawford.

Riverside takes down USV

Host Riverside rolled to a 10-4 win over Upper Scioto Valley in a Northwest Central Conference baseball game Thursday.

The Pirates are now 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the NWCC.

Dalton Bollinger had three hits including a double and Drew Harford had three hits including a home run and four RBI to spark the Riverside offense.

Also for Riverside, Dallas Daniels had two hits and two RBI, Conner Cotterman had two hits and Luke Greene chipped in two hits and three runs.

Kenny Guthrie was the winning pitcher for the Pirates.

Riverside plays at Ridgemont on Saturday.

RIVERSIDE 10, USV 4

Rams    000    120    1    —    4    9    3

Pirates    040    303    X    —    10    12    2

Hale, Watkins (5) and Rofe; Guthrie, Proffitt (6) and Dal. Bollinger. WP—Guthrie; LP—Hale.

Triad suffers first OHC loss

Springfield Catholic Central handed visiting Triad its first Ohio Heritage Conference loss of the season Thursday as the Irish won 7-5 in an Ohio Heritage Conference contest.

The Cardinals are now 12-2 overall and 5-1 in the OHC.

SCC led 3-2 after three innings. The Cardinals moved in front 4-3 with two runs in the fifth inning, but the Irish responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to grab a 7-4 lead.

Triad scored a run in the top of the seventh, but it was not enough to catch the Irish.

For the Cardinals, Tre McIntyre went 2-4 with two home runs and three RBI, Ryan Davis went 2-4 with a double, Auston Sanford went 2-4 with a home run, Seth Collier went 2-4 and Jacob Watkins added a double.

SCC 7, TRIAD 5

Cardinals    002    020    1    —    5    10    3

Irish    012    040    X    —    7    7    2

Collier, Davis (5) and Tre McIntyre; Ellis and Horner. WP—Ellis; LP—Collier.

Ridgemont gets derailed by Panthers

Host Fairbanks pulled out a 7-6 win over Ridgemont on Thursday in a Northwest Central Conference baseball game.

The Gophers rallied to tie the game in the top of the seventh with four runs.

However, Fairbanks was able to plate the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Andrew Scharf had a home run to lead Ridgemont’s offense. Tyler Tillman had a double and single and Michael McCloud had two singles.

“We never gave up and had a chance to win, but we just fell short,” said Ridgemont head coach Todd Smith.

FAIRBANKS 7, RIDGEMONT 6

Gophers    000    020    4    —    6    8    0

Panthers    001    221    1    —    7    7    1

WP—Hall; LP—Tillman.

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