QUAPAW — Wyandotte collected nine hits and scored all of its runs in a three inning span to come away with a 9-4 win over the Quapaw Wildcats to take the consolation bracket finals at the Quapaw Invitational baseball tournament Friday afternoon.
Brandon Poindexter, Andy Lyons and Shane Vandeburg paced the Bear hitters with two hits each in the win.
Michael Weisinger earned the win for the Bears on the mound after scattering two Wildcat hits in five innings of work. Tyler Kauffman earned the save after tossing the final two innings.
Quapaw broke out on top with a single run in the top half of the fourth. Ryan Rathjen gained the base paths via a Bear error, stole second and third base before scoring on a passed ball.
Wyandotte answered with a trio of runs in its half of the fourth. Kauffman singled before Vandenburg walked. Lyons came to the dish and brought home a run with a RBI double to knot the game at 1-1.
Frankie Lewis came through with a two-out double two batters later to score Vandenburg and Lyons for a 3-1 Bear advantage.
The Wildcats rallied to tie the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth after Curtis Bacon scored on a error and Cole Quick stroked a RBI double.
Wyandotte got the lead for good in its half of the fifth.
Kauffman brought home a run with a sacrifice fly ball before Vandenburg and Brycen Johnston each chipped in with a RBI single. The fourth run of the rally scored on a Quapaw error and a passed ball for a 7-3 WHS lead.
The Bears added two more runs in the sixth after a pair of Quapaw errors and a fielder's choice ground ball by Jerry Pettus.
Quapaw picked up one run in the top half of the seventh after a single by Matt Cox and a RBI single by Quick, but a fly ball and a strikeout ended the game allowing the Bears to take home the consolation bracket trophy.
Quick paced the Cats at the plate with a double and a single and two RBIs.
Wyandotte (7-7) travels to Welch and Quapaw travels to Chelsea on Monday.