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Lady Raiders wrap up sweep of Lakers

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Benjamin Logan wrapped up a season sweep over visiting Indian Lake on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The win improves the Raiders to 16-9 overall and 10-5 in the CBC Mad River division. The Lakers drop to 9-13, 4-11.

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Benjamin Logan’s Kate Campbell records a triple as Indian Lake’s Andi Lee waits for the ball at third base during their game Tuesday at Ben Logan High School. EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT

Ben Logan is currently a half game ahead of Urbana for first place in the Mad River division standings.

Ben Logan gained some early momentum to plate three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Indian Lake scored a run in the top of the third inning to trail 3-1.

The Raiders added to their lead with one run in the bottom of the fourth frame to make the score 4-1.

The Lakers managed to score one more run in the top of the fifth inning, but failed to generate anymore offense.

Taylor Quay made several big plays for Ben Logan on defense and hit a triple with two RBI at the plate. Kate Campbell added a triple and Sydney Evans had an RBI.

Courtney Stewart picked up the win in the pitching circle. She recorded nine strikeouts.

For the Lakers, Ashley Franks went 3-4 with a triple and two RBI and Shelby McMann went 2-4.

BEN LOGAN 4, INDIAN LAKE 2

Lakers    001    010    0    —    2    6    1

Raiders    300    100    X    —    4    7    1

WP—Stewart; LP—Merritt.

Chiefs rough up Stebbins

Bellefontaine made quick work of host Stebbins on Tuesday with a 13-0 win in five innings during a Central Buckeye Conference contest.

The Chieftains are now 13-11 overall and 8-7 in the CBC Kenton Trail division. The Indians fall to 4-18, 0-15.

“The girls played well and were aggressive throughout the game,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin. “Sidney Dew pitched a nice game.”

Dew fired a one-hit shutout for the Chieftains.

Bellefontaine didn’t waste time putting runs on the scoreboard. The Chiefs led 11-0 after there innings and added a run in the top of the fourth inning and a run in the top of the fifth inning.

Offensively, MacKenzie Brunswick hit a home run, Cat Faulder went 3-3, Jazmyn Haley went 2-3 with a double, Jenna VanHoose went 2-4, Georgia Cooper hit a triple and Carley Strzalka had a double.

BELLEFONTAINE 13, STEBBINS 0

(five innings)

Chieftains    623    11    —    13    11    1

Indians    000    00    —    0    1    2

WP—Dew; LP—Cotterman. ...

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