COMMERCE — Unable to overcome seven errors, Wyandotte suffered a 10-2 run-rule loss to Neosho, Missouri, Saturday in the Mickey Mantle Classic’s Triple Crown Division championship game.
Haskell won the Comet Division title with a 4-3 decision against Diamond, Missouri.
In third-place games, McDonald County picked up a 9-1 win over Miami finished in the Triple Crown Division with a while Commerce squeezed by the Neosho JV 2-1 decision against the Neosho JV in the Comet Division.
The loss was just the second of the season for Wyandotte (15-2), which had been ranked seventh in Oklahoma Class 2A.
WHS’ other loss came against 3A Dewey.
Neosho set the tone early against the Bears, grabbing a 4-0 lead in the first.
The Wildcats, a Missouri Class 4 team, came back with another two in the top of the second then put together two-run rallies in the fourth and fifth innings.
Right-hander Jared Stephens limited Wyandotte to only three hits — a third inning solo home run by Cade Dixon and singles from Carson Loncarich and Braxton Douthit.
After Dixon’s first home run of the season, Tristan Frazier walked, was moved to second on a base hit by Carson Loncarich and third on a sac bunt by Brandon Brown.
Douthit delivered an RBI single.
The Bears had seven runners stranded. They left a runner at second in the second inning, had runners at second and third in the third and first and second in the fifth.
Clint Winchester had two singles for the Wildcats while division MVP Marcus Crawford, Colton Marion, Hank Selig, Austin Wren, Brett Cook, Jacob Galbreath and Kaleb Moreland all added singles.
Haskell 4, Diamond 3
The Haymakers got the winning run in the seventh when Dustin Herriman reached on an error, went to second on a wild pitch then stole third. Another error allowed the winning run to score.
Diamond got single runs in the third and fourth then Haskell tied the game in the fifth.
Each team got a run in the sixth.
Diamond held a 7-2 edge in hits — but also had seven errors.
The Wildcats loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with an error and two walks.
However, reliever Trenton Campbell got Logan Brock to fly out to center to snuff out the rally.
The Haymakers only hits were singles by Herriman and Tylence Rombach.
Carter Prewitt struck out 10, gave up both hits and walked three over 5 1/3 innings for the Wildcats.
Hunter Renfro worked the final 2/3 of an inning, walking three while giving up the deciding run.
Brock had two singles for Diamond.
Renfro doubled and Cole Seward, Ben Moreland, Prewitt and Leighton Bridgewater added singles.
Comet Division most valuable player Ryan Lechner went six innings, allowing seven hits while fanning eight and walking one.
Campbell allowed no hits with one strikeout and three walks in his inning of work.
Commerce 2, Neosho JV 1
The Tigers got what turned out to be the winning run in the seventh.
Kiante Edwards reached on a one-out error. After an out, Brandon Kelly singled to right, moving Edwards to third.
Two errors on one play involving a grounder by Bryce Waybright got the run home.
Winning pitcher Carlos Pinales slammed the door on the Wildcats in their half of the seventh, getting a strikeout, fly ball to center and ground out to second to end the game.
Pinales went the distance, allowing four hits and the one run (which was unearned). He had seven strikeouts and five walks.
Neosho got a run in the second and CHS tied the score in the fifth.
Chase Cunningham and Edwards had a single each to account for the Tiger hits.
Payton Ezell, Kaden King, A.C. Marion and Braxton Barnes each had a single for the Neosho JV.
McDonald County 9, Miami 1
The game was tied at 1-1 heading into the third, when the Mustangs got the go-ahead run in the third. They came back with five in the fourth and two in the fifth.
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In other consolation games it was Quapaw 8, Fairland 5; Afton 13, Sarcoxie 8, and Sequoyah 10, Locust Grove 3.
Quapaw 8, Fairland 5
Fairland was unable to overcome a five-run second inning rally by the Wildcats.
The game was tied at 2-2 after one but Quapaw batted around in the second.
Austin Thomasson had a two-run single and a two-run triple from Rex Burkybile as well as a passed ball.
Quapaw tacked on another run in the third, then the Owls made things interesting with a three-run third on a single by Westin Allen, a passed ball and a fly ball to right.
Thomasson had two singles while Burkybile and Chris Durbin each had a base hit.
Dillon McKinzie doubled and Kody Benton and Allen each had a single.
Afton 13, Sarcoxie 8
The Eagles broke out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and held on.
Sarcoxie got two of the runs back in its first at-bat, then after Afton picked up a run in the top of the second, the Bears pulled to within one with a five-run rally.
Afton took charge by scoring five times in the third. Gabe Mustain had an RBI double and Brett Fuser and Jacob Barton each had run-scoring singles.
The Eagles also got a run on a passed ball.
The runs loomed large as Sarcoxie got a final two tallies in the fourth.
Barton had a double and single and Zach Henry and Fuser chipped in with two singles each.
Kyle Corley delivered a two-run homer to left at Joplin’s Joe Becker Stadium.
Mustain doubled and Jesse Walkingstick added a single.
All 10 Afton players who went to the plate scored at least once.
The Bears collected nine hits off Mustain and Corley.
Sequoyah 10, Locust Grove 3
Runs in the second through sixth innings allowed the Indians to gradually pull away.
Locust Grove had led 2-0 after one then tacked on a single run in the fourth.
Jeffery Vance and Bradyn Smith each had a triple and single for Sequoyah. Dakota Keys and Skylar Birdsell contributed a double and single each. Bobby Cade and Tanner Keys added two singles each.
Caleb Helsley belted a solo homer to left in the sixth inning.
Logan Bush and Joah Fourkiller each had a single.
Alex Halburt collected a double and two singles and Darryle Trammell added three singles for the Pirates.
Jaren Dirtseller, Garrett Jenkins and Brenton Clark had a single each.