OSKALOOSA — After spotting Carlisle a pair of runs in the first inning, Oskaloosa bounced back with three of its own to lead after the opening inning.
From there, it went downhill as the Wildcats tallied five runs in the next inning and went on to the 12-3 triumph over the Indians in non-conference action.
Oskaloosa coach Bill Almond wasn't please how his team played.
"It was a pretty piss poor effort," he said.
The Wildcats garnered 10 hits and drew 11 walks from four Oskaloosa pitchers and took advantage of four errors as well in the win.
Carlisle sent eight batters to the plate in the first inning as it scored on an error and a hit batter.
The Indians came back in their half of the first on singles by Wyatt Krier and Tyler Miller. A Colton Butler walk loaded the bases with no outs and Rian Yates hit into a fielder's choice to score Krier. Noah Van Veldhuizen then laid down a sacrifice bunt to score Miller and Cole Kraber ripped a run-scoring double to right-center to bring home Yates and a 3-2 lead.
That was about as good as it got for Oskaloosa as Carlisle sent nine batters to plate in the second scoring five runs in the inning as Krier recorded one out in the inning before being lifted for a reliever.
Carlisle starter and winner Lucas Olson opened the inning with a double and Archer Ogbourne walked. Nile Foss followed with a single to left to load the bases and Isaiah Henrichs lofted a fly ball to right to score courtesy runner Justin Neely and tie the game at 3. Derek Tingle had an RBI double tp score Ogbourne and another Oskaloosa error brought home Foss with the go-ahead run. Nic Goodhue closed out the scoring in the inning with a two-run double which ended the night for Kraber.
Almond brought in Kale Bollinger, who got the next two batters to strike out to end the inning.
Bollinger held the Wildcats in check in the third, but they struck for two runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to put the game away.
Troy Schnathorst had an RBI triple and Goodhue drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to put the score 7-3.
Carlisle again sent nine batters to the plate in the fifth with Schnathorst providing the big blow as he greeted reliever Miller with a bases-clearing double for the nine-run cushion. A pair of walks loaded the bases again, but Miller struck out Nate Castellano and Olson to end the threat.
The Wildcats had a chance to add on to the lead in the top of the seventh when Schnathorst walked and Oskaloosa reliever Will Schultz tried to pick him off at first. The pickoff attempt was wild and Schnathorst tried to make it over to third, but was tagged out for the second out of the inning.
Oskaloosa, on the other hand, managed four hits after the first inning and had two runners on base in the seventh, but was unable to bring them home.
Nik Dykstra began the seventh with a single and Krier reached after being hit by a pitch. The two were stranded on second and third when the next two Indian batters popped out and grounded out to end the game.
"Bats kind of went silent and defensively we weren't focused," Almond said. "We had some mental errors out there let alone some physical errors and that compounded from there. We got into a funk there that we couldn't work out. We did battle back and didn't let that run score (in the fifth inning). We basically had one bad inning and it showed.
"Kale did good and he threw strikes. That's what we needed to happen. He had a few bases on balls and he needed to be a little more consistent on the strike zone, but he's young and he's getting there."
Schnathorst finished the game with four RBI with a double and a triple while Goodhue had three RBI for the Wildcats.
Kraber had two doubles and one RBI while Miller had a pair of singles and scored a run. Krier singled and scored a run as Dykstra had a single. Charlie North had the other Oskaloosa single as Yates scored a run and added an RBI. The other RBI went to Van Veldhuizen.
Kraber started the game and was saddled with the loss. he went just 1 1/3 innings, allowed six hits, walked two nd didn't strike out a batter. Bollinger was next with three innings on the mound. he gave up three hits, walked five and fanned four while Miller went 2/3 of an inning. He allowed one hit, walked two and struck out two. Schultz finished with by going the last two innings with two walks and three strikeouts.