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Monarchs hold off Chieftains 6-3 in non-league game

Visiting Marysville grabbed a 5-0 lead and then held off a late Bellefontaine threat to top the Chiefs 6-3 in a non-league baseball game Saturday.

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Bellefontaine’s Tyler Shamblin waits for the ball at second base before tagging out a Marysville player during Saturday’s game at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Chiefs are now 16-8 on the season.

Marysville led 1-0 after one inning and then scored twice in the third, once in the fourth and once in the top of the fifth for a 5-0 cushion.

The Chiefs broke through for a run in the bottom of the fifth and scored a second run in the sixth inning to make the score 5-2.

Each team scored a run in the seventh inning.

The Chiefs finished with seven hits. Jarrod Houchin led the way, going 2-2 with a double and an RBI. Josh Clifton also had an RBI.

Bellefontaine plays at Findlay today in a non-league game.

Tigers split with Russia

West Liberty-Salem’s baseball team split with host Russia in a doubleheader Saturday.

The Raiders won 10-0 in six innings and the Tigers then captured an 8-3 victory.

WL-Salem is now 20-6 on the season.

The Tigers managed only two hits in the 10-0 loss.

Grant Burden pitched a complete game in the Tigers’ 8-3 win.

Offensively for WL-Salem, Spencer Whitcraft went 3-4 with a double, Grant Burden had a home run, Kyle Crawford went 2-3 and Jake Rutan added a double.

The Tigers begin tournament action Wednesday at home against the winner of today’s game between Northeastern and National Trail.

Versailles blanks Lakers

Host Indian Lake fell to Versailles 4-0 in a non-league baseball game Saturday.

The Lakers are now 12-11 on the season.

Indian Lake was limited to four hits. Connor Dickerson went 2-3 with a double to lead the Lakers.

The Lakers host Graham in sectional tournament play Tuesday.

Gophers get tourney win over Ada

Ridgemont’s baseball team rallied to drop Ada 9-5 on Saturday in a Division IV sectional tournament opener in Findlay.

The game was tied 3-3 after the third inning. The Bulldogs took the lead after scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning for a 5-3 advantage. The Gophers came back to plate four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-5 lead.

Cody Ray went 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI to spark the Gophers on offense, while Tyler Tillman went 3-4.

Tillman also earned the win on the mound with 12 strikeouts, one walk and gave up just four hits.

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