Maconaquah could never get going against Wilburn but did threaten in the top of the seventh when they loaded the bases with one out. But the gritty junior buckled down, dug his heels in and disposed of the Braves without a runner crossing the plate in going on to the 11-3 win.
“I think I did OK out there tonight,” said Wilburn. “I don’t feel like I had my best stuff but the defense was behind me. We got our bats going and overall I think we did a pretty good job against them.”
The Kings were led by Carden with three base hits. Ohman went 2-for-3 with a single and a double while Wilburn, Miller, Dwiggins and Byers all went 2-for-4. Miller had two singles while Wilburn had a single and a double while Byers finished with two doubles. Dwiggins homered and added a triple in the win.
“Maconaquah is a strong team and this was a nice win for us,” Marschand said. “They have excellent bats and no holes in their lineup. Those kids go to the plate to hit the ball and we were fortunate to get hot when we did.”
The Kings (10-5, 2-2 Mid-Indiana Conference) evened up their MIC mark after a loss at conference leader Western Tuesday. Cass travels to Culver Academy tonight.