SEARLES — Ian Schwickert and Tyler Swanson combined on a five-hitter as the Kato Cubs defeated Searles 7-3 in a non-league baseball game on Wednesday.
Schwickert tossed the first six innings to get the win, allowing one run on four hits. Swanson gave up two runs on one hit in the final three frames to earn the save.
Evan Ellingworth led the Cubs’ attack with two hits and three stolen bases. Tyler Kuch also had two hits and Swanson knocked in a pair of runs.
Mankato had seven hits and six stolen bases in all.
The Cubs (7-6) are off until July 19 when the 13-60 League playoffs begin.