The Cave City Cavemen wasted little time, or little energy, in dispatching the Bradford Eagles from the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic Baseball Tournament March 27 at the North Recreation Complex in Batesville.
The Cavemen, three time champions of the tourney, blitzed past Bradford 21-0 in a four-inning affair.
Joey Barnett picked up the win for Cave City, facing just two batters over the minimum in his time on the hill.
Barnett allowed just one hit while fanning a pair and walking one.
Cave City pounded out 16 hits in the game, but found success early by getting on base the hard way.
After Taylor Milligan led off the game with a walk, Bradford starting pitcher Adam Sisson hit the next four Cave City batters -- the last one bringing Milligan home to score.
Garrett McSpadden then ripped a pitch to center that scored Dalton Carpenter, followed by a shot to center off the bat of Jeremy Johnson that plated Dalton Bell.
Barnett wrapped up the top of the first with a fielder's choice that brought William Boyd around to score, giving the Cavemen a quick 5-0 lead.
Cave City's next runs came in the top of the second, thanks to a double to left from Bell that scored Milligan and a single from Boyd that plated Bell, extending Cave City's lead to 7-0.
Bradford just had no success against Barnett, allowing Cave City to tack on four more runs in the visitor's half of the third.
Milligan ripped an RBI-double, Tyler Booth brought Milligan home to score with a single and then Bell did the major damage in the frame with a triple to the wall in center that drove in Booth and Carpenter.
Up 11-zip after three, Cave City finished the Eagles off with a 10-spot in the top of the fourth. The Cavemen plated eight of those runs in consecutive order, with Derek Chandler, Carson Day, Justin Hunter, Alec Piazza, Kyle Satterwhite, Parker Nolan and Jordan Felts all picking up RBIs in the frame.