And when the dust settled, things went the way of the Thayer Bobcats in this one.
Thayer jumped out quick in the first inning, then tacked on four more runs in the top of the second to hold a 6-0 lead.
With the bases loaded, Alton tripped up the Bobcats with a sacrifice bunt, which scored the Comets' second run of the inning.
Childers bore down and threw strikes for Thayer to end the inning, leaving a couple of Comets on the bags.
Wes Carswell did an outstanding job behind the plate catching Alton's sophomore pitcher Frank Alford for the Comets, but Bobcat senior Austin Henry dialed in on an Alford pitch and sent one over the left field fence to score three Cats.
Thayer's Henry, moved over to the pitcher's mound, from his position at third base, to close out the Comets' last batters and wind up the game in five innings. Bobcats held a 14-2 advantage over the Comets.