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Bellefontaine impressive in opening game win over West Liberty-Salem, Lakers fall (Audio & Video included)

The 2014 high school baseball season got underway Monday evening for two area teams expected to have good years. 

The Bellefontaine Chieftains went to West Liberty-Salem and defeated the home team 5-0 before a good crowd from both sides. 

Senior pitcher Cody Lyons pitched 6 impressive shutout innings in the win for Bellefontaine, giving up 3 hits, with 10 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Senior Kyle Crawford took the defeat for the Tigers, although he also pitched well, with the game 2-0 until the top of the 7th inning. 

Jarrod Houchin was 3-for-4 in the win with a big 2-run triple that gave the Chiefs big insurance runs in their last at bat. 

Cole Wilson was 2-for-4 for the Tigers with a double and a single, while Trent Thomas added a double.

Coach Art Caudill talked about the opening game win for the Chiefs.

First year coach Rob Rogan talked about his team’s first game of the season, and a big conference game Tuesday night.

Bellefontaine is 1-0 and scheduled to play Thursday night at Urbana. 

West Liberty-Salem is at Triad Tuesday night in a key OHC early season showdown.

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Opening day action from Bellefontaine-WL-S baseball game.

Other finals:

St. Henry beat visiting Indian Lake 4-2.

The Lakers will host Kenton on Friday.

Benjamin Logan ran past host North Union 13-3.

Austin Cline earned the win with 9 Ks.

Brady Bechtel drove in four runs and Zane Collins tallied three RBIs.

Tyler Tevis recorded two hits and scored three times.

Riverside cruised at Ansonia 22-5.

Landon Kelsey fired a complete game with eight strikeouts.

Senior Dalton Bollinger had three doubles and seven RBIs.

Connor Cotterman was 4-for-4 with four RBIs.

The JV Chiefs blanked West Liberty-Salem 10-0.

Cole Braun earned the win. He struck out six.

Sammy Martz and Nick Ruble each had two hits.

The Indian Lake JV team beat St. Henry 5-3.

Nate Kaffenbarger went the distance with 10 Ks.

Kaffenbarger helped his cause with three hits.

Jordan Pletcher and Mike Kimbler each delivered two hits.

Varsity softball:

Benjamin Logan fell to North Union 2-1.

Kate Campbell suffered the loss. She tossed a complete game with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Campbell was 3-for-3 with a double.

Tahlsa Bowsher belted a double.

Riverside fell to Ansonia 11-2.

Jessica Davis was the losing pitcher.

Chelsea Giles tallied two hits and an RBI.

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