CAMANCHE — The 10th-ranked Clinton River Kings built an early 7-0 lead and cruised to a 14-3 10-run rule win in six innings over the Camanche Indians in non-conference baseball action at Gus Witt Field Tuesday night.

Clinton (11-2) got a strong pitching performance from Jeremy Stenda who hurled a four-hit complete game, striking out eight. Offensively, the River Kings collected 10 hits and took advantage of seven walks and five Camanche errors.

“We’re happy we took advantage of our opportunities,” Clinton coach Trent Snowden said. “We were fortunate. We put it together pretty well and Jeremy threw exceptionally well. I was proud of him. It was nice not to have to use anybody else.”

Clinton jumped in front 4-0 almost immediately, scoring four times in the first inning. Jacob Mangler (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) drew a walk to lead off the game.

Mangler stole second before scoring on Scott DeAngelis’ double to left-center. Ryan Clausen drew another walk before David Lakin sacrificed the runners to second and third.

DeAngelis (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) scored when Ryan Hovey grounded up the middle and Camanche second baseman Tyler Cozzolino made a brilliant diving stop, got up and threw Hovey out at first.

Jordan Camp (3-for-4, 4 RBIs) then grounded to Indians third baseman Matt Shaw whose throw to first was lost in the sun by teammate Brock Gilbert.

Clausen scored on the play and, as the ball bounded down the right-field line in foul territory, Camp raced around to third. Then, when the ball was recovered, the throw to third also got away and Camp scored to make it 4-0.

The River Kings made it 6-0 with two more runs in the third inning. With one out Clausen drew a walk. He moved to second on a groundout by Lakin and scored from second when Hovey reached on a two-base error.

Camp followed with a single to right. With Hovey trying to score Camanche right fielder Matt Powell fired to the plate. The throw beat Hovey by plenty, but Hovey knocked the ball away from Indians catcher Jace Stratton when he slid in.

Clinton went up 7-0 with a run in the fourth. Darryl Sexton led off with a single and stole second. With two outs DeAngelis reached on an error and Sexton moved to third. Sexton then scored on a balk by Camanche starting pitcher Colten Hilgendorf.

The Indians (3-7) made things interesting when they scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Shaw drew a leadoff walk. Logan Hilgendorf then belted a two-run homer to center.

Colten Hilgendorf drew another walk. With one out Mick Cochran singled. With two outs Powell, the No. 9 hitter, laced an RBI single, plating Colten Hilgendorf.

The River Kings quickly regained the momentum with a five-run fifth inning. Lakin drew a leadoff walk. He moved to second on a balk and scored on Camp’s one-out single.

Camp moved to second on the throw to the plate. Shawn Winoski drew a walk before Sexton singled to load the bases. No. 9 hitter Curtis Howard then attempted a suicide squeeze bunt but popped it up to Stratton.

Mangler then cracked a bases-clearing, three-run double to left-center. DeAngelis then greeted Camanche reliever Nate Stuer with an RBI single, making it 12-3.

Clinton tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Lakin again drew a leadoff walk. Hovey followed with an infield hit. The runners moved to second and third when Stuer uncorked an errant pickoff throw to second into center field. Camp then singled to center, plating both runners to make it 14-3.

“It was just one of those nights,” Camanche coach Darryl Cochran said. “We came off a disappointing loss Monday and I think that kind of carried over to tonight. The errors killed us. You can’t give up that many extra at-bats to a good team like they are. It’s hard to stay with a team like that when you give them five, six outs an inning.”

The Indians will be back in action today when they host Northeast in a Big East Conference clash. The River Kings jump back into Mississippi Athletic Conference play Thursday when they visit North Scott for a doubleheader.

Score by Innings

Clinton 402 152 — 14 10 0

Camanche 000 300 — 3 4 5

Jeremy Stenda and Shawn Winoski, Drew Matzen (6). Colten Hilgendorf, Nate Stuer (5) and Jace Stratton.

Two or more hits—Clinton, Jacob Mangler, Scott DeAngelis, Jordan Camp 3, Darry Sexton. 2B—Clinton, DeAngelis, Mangler; Camanche, C. Hilgendorf. HR—Camanche, Logan Hilgendorf. RBI—Clinton, Mangler 3, DeAngelis 2, Ryan Hovey, Camp 4; Camanche, L. Hilgendorf 2, Matt Powell.

Records—Clinton 11-2, Camanche 3-7. Next—Clinton at North Scott (DH), Thursday; Northeast at Camanche, today.