Scoring seven of their eight runs in the final two innings, 2A No. 12 Wyandotte rallied for an 8-3 victory over Miami here Tuesday afternoon at Turner Field.
The teams originally were to have played at Wyandotte, but the game was moved here and became the fifth-place contest in the rain-delayed Miami Invitational Tournament.
"We needed a big win like that," Wyandotte coach John Leppla said. "We'd never placed in the Miami tournament so this was big for us."
The remainder of the tournament was to wrap up Wednesday. Carl Junction, Mo., faces Joplin, Mo., in a 10 a.m. pool game then the Lady Wardogs play Jay at 11:30 a.m.
Carl Junction and Webb City, Mo., play at 1:30 p.m. in the championship game.
The Lady Wardogs had led 3-1 heading into the fifth, when Wyandotte batted around and scored six runs.
Rachel Anderson had a two-run single while Ashlee Waybright doubled in a run and Mykah Meador belted a solo home run.
The Lady Bears got an unearned run in the sixth.
Waybright had a double and two singles for Wyandotte, which also got two singles from Anderson, the homer from Meador, a double by Morgan Weisinger and a single each from Alex Lyons and Taryn Gray.
"They are very athletic," Mercer said. "They swung the bats well. When we missed a spot, they made us pay. They hit it where we missed. That is the sign of a good club."
Megan Barnes had a double and single and Shyanne Barr added two singles.
Hudson, Taylor Fields and Ashlynn Waltz had a single each
"We played good defense ... we just didn't pitch well," Miami coach Chris Mercer said. "We go into the fifth with a 3-1 lead and we didn't hit a spot one. Haylee (Hudson) has won us a lot of games, but today, she did just not pitch well."
The Lady Bears host Fairland Wednesday in Class 2A District 23 play. The teams play at 4:30 and 6 p.m. then meet again at 4:30 p.m. Thursday if needed.