COMMERCE — Miami split its two pool games in the Mickey Mantle Classic, topping Tahlequah
Sequoyah 10-3 Thursday before falling 14-5 to Neosho, Missouri, on Friday.
As a result, the Wardogs faced McDonald County High of Anderson, Missouri, in the Triple Crown division third-place game.
Neosho faced Wyandotte in the championship game.
Neosho 14, Miami 5
The Wardogs fell behind 4-0 in the first two innings, then fell victim to a 10-run seventh by Neosho.
Miami got single tallies in the fifth and sixth and scored three times in the bottom of the seventh.
The Wildcats sent 15 batters to the plate during the seventh-inning rally, collecting eight hits — including three doubles.
Brant Morris had two singles for the Wardogs, who also got a solo home run from Connor Womack in the bottom of the seventh.
Drew Williams, Isaac Keller, Hunter Hartman, Brad Hartman and Nate Ward all had singles.
Womack suffered the loss. He was relieved by Williams in the second, then Hunter Hartman finished up.
Miami 10, Sequoyah 3
A pair of four-run innings helped the Wardogs take charge.
The teams played to 1-1 and 2-2 draws through the first two innings, but neither would score again until Miami plated four runs in the top of the fourth. The Dogs did it again in the sixth, then held off Sequoyah in the bottom of the sixth.
Womack collected a double and two singles while Eli Coyne had three singles.
Isaac Keller had a two-run in the homer in the sixth and a single while driving in three runs.
Williams, Hunter Hartman, Morris, Ward and Caden Folks each chipped in with a single. Hunter Hartman also had three RBIs.
KeShon Witham went the distance for the Wardogs. He struck out six, walked one and allowed five hits.
Only one of Sequoyah’s three runs was earned.
Logan Bush accounted for two of the Indians’ five hits.