Seneca starting pitcher Cade Cornett didn’t need a lot of support on Monday, but he got it anyway and the Indians got their 14th win of the season as they downed Diamond 10-0 in five innings at the Seneca Baseball/Softball Complex.
Cornett was solid on the mound as he allowed three hits and struck out four with two walks in five innings. He also added a hit at the plate as the Indians improved to 14-4 overall.
Diamond fell to 13-6.
“We had quality at-bats and took advantage of some walks,” Indians coach Chris Yust said. “On the mound Cade threw a great game, he threw strikes and had his offspeed working and kept them off balance.”
The Indians scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead, before adding three in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Marty Mailes’ second double of the game, which came on a drive to left field in the fifth inning, drove home the final run of the game.
“Seneca’s well rounded,” Wildcats coach Nathan Cook said. “I thought we played well. I would’ve liked a little more offensively, but we hit the ball hard, hit some balls right at them. But Seneca, you’ve got to give them all the credit, they’re a good team.”
Ryan Jinks, Zach Renfro and Kyle Williams each had a hit for the Wildcats.
The Indians get set for their biggest game of the season today when they host Monett in a Big 8 Conference battle. The winner of the game is guaranteed at least a share of the conference title. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
“It was good to get a win heading into (Tuesday),” Yust said. “Hopefully we can get another now.”
The Indians won the B game 11-2.
The Wildcats are at Wheaton at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.