WYANDOTTE – An RBI triple by Jacob Lux drove in Seth Shuttlesworth with what turned out to be the winning run as Wyandotte squeezed out a 9-8 victory over Westville in the final game of Saturday's Wyandotte Festival.
The Bears rolled to an 11-3 victory over Chouteau in their earlier game.
Wyandotte had gone up 8-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth with a two-out rally.
However, Westville made things interesting by scoring four times in the fifth and once in the sixth to forge an 8-8 tie.
In the bottom of the sixth, Shuttlesworth led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Colton McCloud and scored on Lux's triple to right field.
The Bears had a chance to do even more damage as Scotty Rotzal and Andrew Douthit were hit by pitches with two out, loading the bases. Dalton Cummings struck out to end the rally.
Rotzal, the third pitcher used by WHS, slammed the door in the top of the seventh by getting a strikeout and two grounders.
Lux accounted for four of the Bears' 10 hits in the game. He had a triple, double and two singles while driving in three runs.
McCloud had two singles while Orrin Ryan, Rotzal, Douthit and Shuttlesworth each had a single.
Rotzal picked up the win with 2 2/2 innings of work. He struck out four and gave up one run.
Lux pitched the first four frames for the Bears, fanning six and walking two while allowing three runs and five hits.
Shuttlesworth was roughed up for four runs on only one hit while getting only one out in the fifth.
Wyandotte 11, Chouteau 3
Wyandotte squandered a 7-0 lead as the Wildcats got an unearned run in the top of the fourth, then scored another two times in the sixth.
But the Bears regained control in the bottom of the sixth, erupting for four runs.
Lux had a two-run single, then a two-run double by Cummings ended the game.
The double was Cummings' second of the game.
He also had a triple to start WHS' seven-run second inning.
Lux had a double and single while Ryan added two singles.
Terry Wyland and Rotzal each had a single.
Ty Essex threw the first four innings, with Rotzal working the final two. Essex struck out six and walked one while Rotzal fanned five of the nine batters he faced.
Wyandotte's seven-run second inning included a two-run single by Ryan, an RBI double from Cummings and a sacrifice fly by Rotzal. The Bears also got two runs on an error.
The Bears have a short turnaround, swinging back into action Monday, when they face either Quapaw or Welch in a first-round game at the Lucky 7 Conference tournament at Quapaw.