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.
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.
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.