With their wins Wednesday Madison clinched the number-one seed in the Legion baseball state playoffs with a record on 28-13.
In their first game of their doubleheader Wednesday Madison smushed the Idaho Falls Bees 10-6.
The Cats scored the first six runs of the game before Idaho Falls started scoring in the fifth inning. The Bees cut the lead a bit but Madison quelled the run with four runs in the sixth inning.
Dylan Rydalch pitched six innings allowing six hits and six runs with five strikeouts and one walk. Kameron Kostial pitched the other inning allowing six hits and six runs with one strikeout and no walks.
Ceigan Sutton, Jace Leatham, Brendon Ball, Mason Flanary and Reid Nelson each went 2/4 behind the plate. Nelson hit the only multi-base hit of the game but the Cats consistent hitting was enough to keep them scoring throughout the game anyway.
The second game of the teams’ back-to-back went similarly. Madison scored the first five runs of the game before the Bees started scoring then they halted a Bees run with four more runs in the fourth inning. The scoring slowed down in the final three innings and maintained a lead that won them the game 10-5.
Isaac Walker pitched five innings allowing nine hits and three runs with four strikeouts and two walks. Landen Drake pitched the other two innings allowing four hits and two runs with strikeouts and a walk.
Ball went 3/4 at the plate and led the team with four RBIs. Flanary and Sutton each hit a double with Sutton’s double hitting in two runners.
The Cats play Burley at 4p.m. Monday in the first round of the state playoffs. The state tournament is held at Minico High School in Rupert Idaho.