Steve Sellnow

Watertown Cardinals first baseman Steve Sellnow bolts for third and scores one of his team-high four runs in a 19-0 win over the Helenville Rebels on Sunday in Helenville.

HELENVILLE — The Watertown Cardinals returned from a one-year absence in style, routing the Helenville Rebels 19-0 in the Rock River League Southern Division opener for both teams on Sunday.

Cardinals pitchers Aaron Kumbier, Jake Fischer and Trevor Tietz combined for 12 strikeouts in the shutout. Kumbier threw the first four innings and earned the decision and helped his own cause by going 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored. Tietz struck out all six batters he faced over the final two innings and added three hits including a pair of doubles.

Catcher Logan Richart collected four of Watertown’s 16 hits in the game with a team-high five RBIs and scored three runs. Steve Sellnow scored a team-high four runs.

Watertown travels to face Clyman next Sunday, while Helenville travels to take on Neosho.

WATERTOWN 19,

HELENVILLE 0

Watertown 014 340 7 — 19 16 0

Helenville 000 000 0 — 0 4 7

WP: Kumbier

LP: Kostroski

Watertown (ab-r-h-rbi) — Fischer 5-0-0-0, Ferner 5-1-1-1, Kumbier 5-3-3-1, Tietz 4-3-3-2, Sellnow 3-4-1-2, Rowedder 4-1-1-1, Gallman 1-1-0-0, Richart 6-3-4-5, Strupp 3-1-0-0, deGalley 1-1-1-2, Roessler 3-1-2-1 Totals 40-19-16-15

Helenville (ab-r-h-rbi) — Draeger 3-0-1-0, Comfort 2-0-1-0, Flatt 1-0-0-0, Fry 3-0-1-0, Palm 3-0-1-0, Clark 3-0-0-0, Dickrell 2-0-0-0, Kurtz 2-0-0-0, Schoonover 3-0-0-0, Acosta 2-0-0-0 Totals 24-0-4-0

2B — W (Tietz 2)

Pitching — HO: Kumbier (W) 4 in 4, Fischer (W) 0 in 1, Tietz (W) 0 in 2, Kostroski (H) 5 in 3, Schoonover 4 in 2, Fry (H) 7 in 1.1, Draeger (H) 0 in 0.2, Clark (H) 0 in 0. R: Kumbier (W) 0, Fischer (W) 0, Tietz. (W) 0, Kostroski (H) 5, Schoonover (H) 7, Fry (H) 7, Draeger (H) 0, Clark (H) 0. SO: Kumbier (W) 5, Fischer (W) 1, Tietz (W) 6, Kostroski (H) 3, Schoonover (H) 1, Fry (H) 3, Draeger (H) 0, Clark (H) 0. BB: Kumbier (W) 2, Fischer (W) 0, Tietz (W) 0, Kostroski (H) 5, Schoonover (H) 2, Fry (H) 2, Draeger (H) 0, Clark (H) 0

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