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The Huron Chiefs sneaked by the Roosevelt baseball team on Tuesday afternoon, doing enough early on to come away with the win in both teams’ season-opening game.

On an extremely windy afternoon in Wyandotte, the Chiefs took advantage of some first-inning

Roosevelt errors and spun them to their advantage.

Huron jumped out to the early lead and ended up doing enough to top the Bears by a final score of 3-2.

Huron’s first four hitters reached base in the top of the first inning. Mark Cash and Chase McKitrick picked up an RBI apiece in the first to give the Chiefs an early 2-0 lead.

“It was sloppier than most first games, we made a lot of mistakes there in the first inning,” Wyandotte Coach Brian Cotner said. “We settled down later on but I saw a few too many things I didn’t want to see. Overall, correctable stuff, though.”

William Ososkie knocked in a pair of runs for the Bears in the fourth inning, knotting up the game 2-2.

The Chiefs responded quickly, though, specifically Miles Molnar, who drove Justin Collins home on an RBI groundout. The score in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the game-winning run.

The Bears put runners on base in the bottom of the 6th and 7th innings, respectively, against Chiefs freshman pitcher Jacob Simmers, but he managed to escape both innings unscathed.

“(Simmers) got himself into the jams, in the sixth especially, but he also got himself out of them

by throwing strikes,” Huron Coach Dan Kalbfleisch said. “But we also have a good team of

fielders that keep a steady hand. Our catcher doesn’t let many balls get by him. Our third baseman, Molnar, made plays as well.”

Simmers secured the save in the end for the Chiefs. Ososkie started the game for the Bears while Eli Scott started for Huron.

Huron (1-0) will play Dearborn, in Dearborn, on Thursday. The Bears will travel to Southgate to take on the Titans on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 4/1/2014 8:33:01 PM EST

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