CALAMUS — The Calamus-Wheatland baseball team wasted little time getting its postseason off to the right start.
The fifth-ranked Warriors scored in every inning they batted, and a pair of pitchers limited visiting Prince of Peace to two hits in a 16-1 rout that lasted just four innings.
Cal-Wheat set the tone right away, batting through its lineup in the first inning.
Tyler Rowold opened the scoring with a bases-loaded double, plating a pair, while Brian Forret drove in two more with his single.
Seth Beuthien made it 5-0 with his RBI-groundout and Forret scored on an error to give Cal-Wheat six first-inning runs.
The lead continued to grow — two singles, two walks and an error led to four Warriors runs in the second, while Forret slugged a two-run triple in the third —before Cal-Wheat was able to finish things early with a three-run fourth inning.
After an RBI-single by Hunter Rickels, the Warriors loaded the bases and back-to-back sacrifice flies by Brant Boeckmann and Rowold created the final 15-run margin.
Boeckmann earned the victory, pitching three innings and allowing just two hits — one was a solo home run, giving the Irish their lone run — while striking out four.
Forret pitched the fourth and struck out a batter of his own.
Rowold went 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs and three runs scored. Forret also drove in four runs with his two hits and scored twice.
Rickels also had two hits and two runs for the Warriors (31-3), who are set to play Marquette Catholic in a district semifinal Tuesday, while Austin Henning and Magnus Sands both matched Rowold with three runs scored.