VERDIGRIS — The bats came alive for the Miami Wardogs Thursday.
Banging out 15 hits, the Wardogs romped to an 11-2 road victory over 3A No. 1 Verdigris.
The Cardinals have lost only three times this season — two coming against Ottawa County schools.
Wyandotte squeezed out a 9-8 victory on March 7.
The win avenged an 8-0 loss to Verdigris on March 9 and bumped the Wardogs’ record to 7-21.
A District 4A-5 double-header at Tulsa Webster has been pushed back to Monday due to the weather.
Miami jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning of Thursday’s game and slowly pulled away.
It was 4-2 after five, but the Wardogs got a single run in the sixth and erupted for six more in the seventh.
Hunter Hartman picked up the victory, working five innings. He yielded six hits and both Cardinal runs and walked four and struck out three.
Brant Morris finished up, scattering three hits and walked two.
Leadoff batter Conner Womack had a big offensive day for Miami, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored. He also had a sacrifice fly.
Keshon Witham added a double and single while Eli Coyne, Isaac Keller, Hunter Hartman and Brad Hartman had two singles each.
Morris and Nate Ward each had a single.