Kaleb Harkins pitched a scoreless fifth, but Sanders answered back with a 1-2-3 inning. Harkins ran in to trouble in the sixth, allowing Levitt to score on a wild pitch with one out. From there, Carie and Bone each drove in a run and Walker drove in two with a single as the Hearts batted around to take a 12-1 lead.
Sanders shut the door quickly in the sixth, ending the game via the mercy rule.
To open the game, Mayfield and Borders traded two scoreless innings, as each team had a chance to push home a run and could not do it.
Bone went just 1 for 1 at the plate, but drove in two while registering a double, two walks and a hit by pitch on the day. Levitt was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Mayfield earned the win by tossing three shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out three.
"We kind of got ourselves and lost some batters (against Triad)," Fleener said. "Today, I felt like our pitchers stayed with it and threw more strikes. They filled it up with more strikes, we made them put the ball in play."
Ruckman took the loss, while Borders pitched two shutout innings.
Aaron Goeckner was 2 for 3 for Altamont, while Borders drove in the Indians' lone run.
It was only the second time the Indians had set foot on a diamond and it was their first game of the season. But even with the lack of playing time, the Indians left eight runners on in the first four innings.
"It makes a difference for your team and their team," Dokey said. "You've got to put runs across the board. They're a good team, but they're not 10-plus runs better than us."
Altamont falls to 0-1 and is scheduled to head to South Central Monday. Effingham (1-1) will host Mount Vernon Tuesday afternoon.
Effingham 12, Altamont 1 (F/6)
Effingham	004	305	12	12
Altamont	000	100	1	5
WP - Mayfield LP - Ruckman S - Sanders
Effingham -- Walker (2-4, 2B, 3 RBI), Bone (1-1, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, HBP), Levitt (2 for 3, RBI, BB, HBP)
Altamont -- Goeckner (2-3, R) Borders (RBI)