The Russellville Indians were once again hard at work last week with four games in a span of eight days.
Russellville's first opponent was their conference rival, the Linn High School Wildcats. The Indians made quick work of the Wildcats, defeating Linn 15-0 in four innings. Russellville scored 15 runs off of 13 hits in four innings and got additional help when Linn committed five errors, but the star of the game was senior pitcher Logan Cinotto, who pitched a perfect game in four innings by throwing just 60 pitches and eight strikeouts.
Junior right fielder Christopher Seaver and senior Landen Waggoner going three for three from the plate.
California then took a road trip to Ashland for a matchup with the 20-1 Southern Boone High School Eagles. The Eagles had a 3-2 lead on the Indians for most of the game until they went up 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth.
Coach Lucas Branson inserted senior Charlie Miller in the fourth inning to replace starter Jesse Daniel. Miller ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth and was unable to get out of the inning unscathed, allowing three runs to the Eagles and putting the game out of reach.
Southern Boone knocked off Russellville 7-2. Daniel and Miller went 2-for-4 and junior Chris Seaver hit a two-run home run. But just like Linn did two days earlier, Russellville committed five errors in the loss.
The Indians were upset about letting the game against Southern Boone slip away, but they had another chance to turns things around the next day against the Sacred Heart Gremlins. They did so with a 14-8 win against Sacred Heart.
Miller went 3-for-5 with 4 RBI, and Cinotto also went 3-for-5 with RBI's, including a home run.
Russellville closed out the week with a 9-0 shutout win over the Eugene Eagles. Against Eugene, Seaver hit another home run and finished the game 1-for-4 with a run and four RBI. Miller went 2-for-5 with two runs as a batter and picked up the win by pitching six innings and tallying 11 strikeouts on 97 pitches.
After going 3-1 last week, the Indians currently stand with an overall record of 18-4.
Russellville will have another busy week this week as they host the Russellville Baseball Tournament. They will play Osage in the opening round of the tournament on Thursday.