WYANDOTTE — Seneca overcame an early 2-0 deficit then roared past Wyandotte 18-9 in the final game of the Wyandotte Baseball Festival here Saturday, March 24.
The Bears and Commerce split their games while Welch went 0-2.
Wyandotte topped Welch 13-4 in its first game.
The Tigers defeated Riverton, Kansas, 5-1, but suffered a 6-5 loss to Columbus, Kansas.
Welch dropped an 11-0 decision to Seneca in its other game.
Commerce 5, Riverton 1
The Tigers needed three runs in the top of the seventh to shake Riverton.
They had gone up 2-0 in the top of the fifth, but the Rams cut that in half in the bottom of the fifth.
Caden Picard and Caleb Pittman had two singles each for CHS. Brandon Kelley also had a base hit.
The Rams had five hits in the game, three coming during their fifth inning rally.
They also had a double.
Wyandotte 13, Welch 4
The Bears scored runs in every inning of a game that was stopped in the fifth inning.
They picked up a run in the first, scored three times the second, four times in the third, once in the fourth and a final four runs in the fifth.
Welch got all four of its runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Wyandotte’s offense was bolstered by Brendan Cooper and Cole Dixon, each with a double and single, and Jordon Burney and Mike Lawson, each with two singles.
Ryan Cooper tripled and Cade Lofland and Ethan McLaughlin contributed a single each.
Gunner Johnson doubled and Daniel Windle and Keylon Stogsdill each had a single for the Cats.
Columbus 6, Commerce 5
The Titans scored twice in the top of the seventh to escape with the win.
Commerce got one of the runs back in the bottom half of the inning and had runners at second and third with two out, but a grounder to second ended the game.
Kelley collected two singles and Pickard had a base hit for Commerce.
Seneca 11, Welch 0
The Indians’ Harris Griffith struck out eight and blanked Welch on two hits — a pair of singles by Jake Peterson.
Seneca jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and continued to pull away.
A seven-run third inning broke the game open.
Eight different players had a hit for the Indians, including two doubles.
Seneca 18, Wyandotte 9
A defensive breakdown proved costly for the Bears, who had 10 errors in the game.
As a result, only four of Seneca’s 18 runs were earned.
Wyandotte jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning only to have the Indians take the lead for good with a three-run rally in the top of the second.
Seneca added a single tally in the fourth then scored four runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and a final five in the seventh.
The Bears picked up one run in the fifth and six in the sixth.
Jordon Burney had a double and single. Ryan Cooper and
Cody Teal had two singles.
Cole Dixon doubled and Brendan Cooper, Zach Garrett, Dalton Leal and Ethan McLaughlin added singles.
Seneca had nine hits, including two doubles.