The Adair County Indians shut out both Monticello and Cumberland County this week in less than six innings.
The Adair County Indians shut out visiting Monticello 17-0 in five innings on Monday.
Adair County junior pitcher Ty Bennett earned the win. Bennett held Monticello to only one hit.
With the win, Adair County halted a five-game losing streak. The Indians had dropped five straight games after excelling as part of an early-season four-game winning streak in March.
Monticello, a team that played its first game since facing Somerset in the 12th Region All “A” Classic, remained winless. The Trojans dropped to 0-10 following the loss. The Monticello baseball team suffered its fourth shutout loss in the 2013 season.
Adair County scored its 17 runs via 13 hits. The Indians erupted for eight runs in the second inning. Adair County moved out in front early and never faltered.
Bennett helped his pitching cause with a solid performance at the plate. The productive Bennett delivered two hits for the Indians.
Junior Cody Yates led the Adair County offense with three hits.
Senior Will Hixson smacked a home run for the Indians.
Adair County enjoyed another stellar defensive performance, exiting the contest without an error.
Monticello committed two errors in the non-district setback.
Adair County is scheduled to visit Monticello for a return game April 30.
INDIANS KNOCK OUT CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The Indians shut out the Cumberland County Panthers 6-0 last Friday in four innings.
With the win, Adair County improved to 9-6. The Indians had defeated Marion County, Campbellsville and Monticello earlier in the week.
Following the loss, Cumberland County dropped to 6-10. The Panthers slipped back into the loss column after capturing a win over Caverna at the start of the week.
Adair County pitcher Ty Bennett tossed a complete game shutout. Bennett, who claimed his second win in five days, needed only 69 pitches to work his way past Cumberland County for the win.
Offensively, Adair County plated six runs on six hits.
Will Hixson led the Adair County offensive effort with two hits.
Defensively, Adair County played error-free in the non-district matchup.
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