WYANDOTTE — Weathering a seventh-inning rally by 3A No. 1 Verdigris, Wyandotte held on to claim a 9-8 victory over the Cardinals here Tuesday.
The game originally was scheduled to be played at Verdigris.
“We had only six hits, but they were quality hits,” Wyandotte coach Kendall Young said. “They made a couple errors and we made a couple errors. It was our first game, so you kind of expect that.”
Wyandotte, ranked 10th in Class 2A, was ahead 9-4 heading into the top of the seventh, when Verdigris struck for four runs on a single, double, groundout and wild pitch.
Reliever Carson Loncarich extinguished the fire when he got a strikeout to end the game.
“Braxton (starting pitcher Braxton Douthit) threw really, really well, then Carson came in and pitched well,” Young said.
The Bears trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the third inning, when Wyandotte rallied for six runs.
The key blow in the inning was a two-run double by Devan McLoud, but Brandon Brown and Dalton Newman also had RBI singles and Ryan Cooper picked up an RBI when he grounded out.
The Bears’ other run scored on an error.
Wyandotte’s ninth run came in the fifth on a passed ball.
McLoud had a double and single, Braxton Douthit doubled and Jordon Burney and Brown added singles.