Cabot Centennial Bank put on a hitting and pitching clinic at Benton on Friday, run-ruling the home team in a 12-0 win.
Ryan Logan pitched a gem for the Senior American Legion team, going the complete six innings, scattering six hits while fanning eight and not issuing a single walk.
Cabot’s offense gave Logan all the offense he needed before the second out was made in the first inning. Conner Vocque led off with a double, and after an out to left, was followed by a Casey Vaughan single and a two-run single by Coleman McAtee. McAtee later scored on an error to give Cabot the quick 3-0 lead.
The second inning was quiet for Cabot, but the third began with a bang when Bryson Morris led off with a triple. Vaughan walked, while McAtee hit another RBI single. Grayson Cole added his second groundout-RBI of the game to give the senior team a 6-0 lead.
Cabot continued to pour on the offense over the next three innings before the game was called thanks to the mercy rule. Vocque and Morris were hit by a pitch and walked, respectively, in the fourth inning. Vaughan’s RBI double and McAtee reaching on an error made the score 8-0. Cabot added a run in the fifth when Kyle Kaufman singled, then scored on an error on a ball hit by Hayden Vinson.
The sixth inning and the game came to a close when McAtee, Logan and Cole hit consecutive two-out singles, with Cole’s scoring McAtee. Kason Kimbrell had a hard-hit ball that was misplayed, allowing two more runs to score and put Centennial in line for the run-rule win.
In the bottom of the sixth, Logan ended the game in style by fanning the last three batters he faced to put Benton out of their misery.
McAtee led Cabot at the plate, going 3 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs. Cole had a three-RBI game, while Kimbrell knocked in two runs. Vaughan and Kaufman each had a pair of hits for Centennial.