Bethel’s Wildcats won for the second time in as many outings this week, defeating Tecumseh 6-1 Tuesday.
The Wildcats never trailed after breaking a scoreless deadlock and taking a 1-0 edge in the bottom of the second. Bethel led 6-0 after four innings.
The Savages avoided the shutout with their lone run in the top of the sixth.
Hunter Heath (1-0) went the distance for Bethel. Holding Tecumseh to four hits, he tossed 10 strikeouts and hit one batsman without issuing a base on balls.
Starter Jacob Smiley (0-1) absorbed the loss for the Savages. Caleb Schweighardt came on in the fourth inning.
Bethel rang up eight hits, including a double apiece from Heath and Garret Fitzgerald. Kieser Hladik notched three singles.
Fitzgerald’s double was good for two runs.
Connor Patton recorded a double for the Savages (0-2).
“Hunter did a real good job, throwing lots of strikes,” said Bethel coach Todd Brown. “And we got some timely hits by a couple of guys in our lineup.”
Tecumseh committed three errors to Bethel’s two.
Now 2-0, the Wildcats will travel to Del City for a 4 p.m. varsity/junior varsity doubleheader Thursday. Tecumseh will play Seminole and Ada Saturday in Seminole.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.