The South Effingham Mustangs were held to two hits, and the Benedictine Cadets trounced the Mustangs 12-2 in five innings Tuesday.
The loss dropped the Mustangs to 10-9 overall and 5-2 in Region 3-AAA South. They are now tied with Richmond Hill atop the subregion. The Mustangs and Wildcats have split their season series after Richmond Hill beat South Effingham last Friday.
The Cadets, 3-4 in the subregion, broke the game open with a six-run third inning.
South Effingham plays host to Burke County (4-3 in the region) on Friday at 6 p.m. and to Hephzibah on Saturday at 2 p.m.