photo by STEPHANIE PARSON
Cedarville’s Zach Bradford watches the play at the plate as he reached third base during the 7-0 win on April 15, 2013, at Greenland. The win gave the Pirates the conference title.
The Cedarville Pirates wrapped up another conference title months after the men’s basketball team grabbed one as the baseball squad shutdown Greenland on Monday, 7-0.
The team heads to Lincoln on Thursday for a make-up game.
Korbin Polly earned the win with six innings of work. He threw 87 pitches for 11 strikeouts and gave up two walks and two hits. For the season Polly has 70 strikeouts in 37 innings of work with 10 walks and 11 hits.
Bryan Shelly earned the save coming in the seventh with two walks and two strikeouts.
Evan Fincher had a RBI double and a RBI triple to help pace Cedarville.
Shelly had a solo home run in the fourth when Cedarville scored four runs in the third inning. Zach Myers added a sacrifice RBI and Logan Wheeler had a RBI double.
Myers rapped in a run in the fifth with his double in the fourth.
Garrett Parson had a triple in the sixth and then scored on a passed ball for the final run.
In Friday’s game, Shelly earned the win in the 6-2 extra-inning contest at Green Forest.
Shelly had 14 strikeouts with four walks and two runs through seven innings of work.
At the top of the eighth, Zach Bradford had his first home run of the season with a three-run blast to give Cedarville the lead.
Polly came in the bottom of the eighth and had two strikeouts and not hits to end the game.