Oneida's Matt Williams pitches during the first inning against Wartburg Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)
Oneida's Matt Williams pitches during the first inning against Wartburg Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

Oneida turned nine hits into 15 runs Monday, while limiting Wartburg to three hits and shutting out the Bulldogs in the District 4-A opener at Bear Creek Sports Complex.

Matt Williams pitched a complete game shutout for Oneida, striking out eight in the process.

Oneida coach Shawn West congratulates leadoff hitter Cole West for reaching third base against Wartburg Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)
Oneida coach Shawn West congratulates leadoff hitter Cole West for reaching third base against Wartburg Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

Tanner Sexton had three RBIs and two runs scored while going two-of-three at the plate, while Jordan Terry added three RBIs and a run scored on a one-of-three batting performance.

Cole West went three-of-three at the plate, scoring four runs and batting in another. Caleb Lee was two-of-three with three runs scored and an RBI.

Bryant Harper had two RBIs and a run scored, while Williams and Tyler Chitwood scored runs as well.

Wartburg's Jonah Moore, Dylan Rice and Zach Smith were the only Bulldog batters to reach base, each on a single.

Oneida, the defending District 4-A champion, began its hunt for a second consecutive district championship with Tuesday's game. The Indians were to have faced Wartburg on Monday. However, that game was postponed due to weather and will be played later in Wartburg. Oneida will host Whitley County Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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