Local baseball teams took to the mound Tuesday evening.
Bellefontaine beat Springfield Shawnee High School 17-3.
Owen Larison was clutch at the plate with runners on base on Tuesday, driving in four on two hits to lead The Bellefontaine Chiefs.
Larison drove in runs on a double in the first, a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and a single in the fifth.
Bellefontaine opened up scoring in the first inning, when Larison doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.
The team notched 12 runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by singles by Keyon Collier, Luis Casanas, Brody Boy, Kaden Reames, and Larison, an error on a ball put in play by Riley Neer and Reames, a walk by Chris Fogan, and by J.T Mundy.
Reames was on the pitcher’s mound for The Chiefs. The righty went five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out seven, and walking one.
Bellefontaine tallied ten hits on the day. Collier, Boy, and Larison each racked up multiple hits for Bellefontaine. Collier went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
Benjamin Logan defeated Northwestern 12-9 after taking the lead late in the game.
The game was tied at five with The Raiders batting in the top of the eighth when EJ Martin singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring two runs.
In the first inning, Benjamin Logan got their offense started when Trey Miracle doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
In the top of the sixth inning, The Raiders tied things up at five when Hayden Kennaw’s sac fly scored one run for the team.
Luke McKenrick earned the win for the team. The right-hander allowed five hits and four runs over one inning, walking zero.
Martin started the game for Benjamin Logan. The righty went seven innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out six.
The team collected 14 hits. Ian Scheiderer, Bryden Morris, Miracle, Keaton Horney, and Martin each managed multiple hits.
Scheiderer went 4-for-6 at the plate to lead The Raiders in hits.
Tuesday’s game against Northwestern was a heartbreaker for Benjamin Logan JV, as they lost the lead late in a 17-13 defeat.
Despite the loss, Benjamin Logan JV did collect 13 hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Northwestern had 14 hits on the way to victory.
The JV tallied four runs in the sixth inning. Wyatt Blackburn, Camden Spriggs, and Jerick Stephens all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
AJ Griffith was on the pitcher’s mound for the team. The pitcher surrendered six runs on three hits over four and third innings, striking out four.
Joe Meeker threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
Benjamin Logan JV totaled 13 hits in the game. Spriggs, Blackburn, Griffith, Cayden Brown, and Peyton Henry each managed multiple hits for the team.
Spriggs went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the JV team in hits.
Henry led the team with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases.
West Liberty-Salem nabbed a win over Cedarville 14-6.
The Tigers collected nine hits and notched five runs in the second inning.
The offensive onslaught by West Liberty-Salem was led by Austin Olejniczak, Jeremiah Johnson, and Isaac Sertell, who all drove in runs.
Peyton Hull pitched The Tigers to victory. The right-hander lasted four innings, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out two and walking zero.
Knight threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
The team smacked one home run on the day in which Olejniczak put one out in the second inning.
West Liberty-Salem tallied nine hits. Sertell and Olejniczak each managed multiple hits for the team.
The Tigers are now 6-3 (5-1) on the season and play Northeastern at home on Thursday.