Madison Post 9's depleted pitching staff was no match for Floyds Knobs Post 42 and the result was a 14-0 loss in seven innings Tuesday in Galena.

The Niners used every pitcher on their staff in the four-game Kokomo Tournament over the weekend and were forced to postpone a game at Batesville on Monday in an effort to rest their arms.

And although Madison's pitchers were back in action on Tuesday they struggled against Post 42's strong hitting.

"(Floyd Knobs) just flat-out hits the ball. We used every pitcher we had and none of them could contain them," Madison assistant coach James "Doc" Boyd said. "I don't know if it was car-lag or what, but our pitchers still hadn't recovered. They were all throwing strikes, but they were like batting practice strikes. There just wasn't a lot behind them."

Scottsburg's Trevor Tutterow started on the mound for Post 9 and lasted just one inning, giving up seven runs on seven hits. Austin's Aaron McIntosh, Southwestern's Mackenzy Withered and South Ripley's Joe Dicken also took turns on the hill to no avail.

Offensively, Madison's batters didn't fare much better. The Niners managed only three hits - singles by Southwestern's Brad Sims, South Ripley's Jason Dilk and Austin's James Stacy.

"We're going to have to figure Floyd out eventually. We play them again in a couple of weeks and they are in our sectional," Boyd said. "We just need to put this behind on us and get ready for Thursday."

Madison, now 5-8, hosts Moores Hill Post 209 on Thursday. The Niners will then host Floyds Knobs for a rematch on July 8.