AFTON — Welch jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back during a 12-2 romp over Afton here Friday afternoon.
Five different Wildcats had at least two hits in the game, including Asa Chenoweth, who was 3-for-3 with four RBIs.
“That is probably the best we've played all year,” Welch coach Billy Willard said. “We really swung the bats well.”
Welch broke out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on singles by Chenoweth, Garret Nair and Casey Pendergraft.
The Cats added three more runs in the second when Jacob Mount drilled an RBI single and Chenoweth had a two-run single.
Chance Harris led off the Welch fourth with a home run. Chenoweth had another RBI single, then Nair drove in the 10th run with a grounder.
Afton finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth on a one-out single by Blake Wisdom.
The Wildcats got the run back in the top of the fifth on a ground ball by Michael Schultz.
A triple by Zack Dotson and a grounder to second by Dusty Henry gave Afton its final run.
In addition to the three hits by Chenoweth, Harris had a homer and single, Schultz collected a double and single and Jacob Mount and Pendergraft added two singles each.
Austin Riley doubled and Nair singled.
Wisdom had a double and single while Jones chipped in with a pair of singles for the Eagles.
Dotson had a triple while losing pitcher Eric Wilmoth had a double.
Schultz picked up the win for the Cats. He struck out two and walked one. Chenoweth threw the fifth.
Wilmoth was tagged for 10 runs while striking out seven and walking three. Wisdom worked the final two innings for the Eagles.
Welch hosts Shidler while Afton battles Okay and Porter in a festival at Porter on Monday.