QUAPAW - Welch managed to hang on for a wild 20-16 victory over Quapaw in a high school baseball game here Tuesday.
Welch broke out to a 9-0 lead in the first two innings, but saw Quapaw narrow the gap to 9-8 by scoring eight times in the bottom of the second.
The visitors scored twice in the fourth and three more in the fifth, but Quapaw countered with two runs in its half of the fifth.
The teams combined for 11 runs in the sixth, with Welch holding a 19-16 advantage.
Welch got a final tally in the top of the seventh.
Garrett Nair headed up the Welch offense, going 4-for-5 with a double and triple. He walked twice, scored four times, stole four bases and drove in a run.
Mike Schultz collected two singles and a double with three walks, five runs, four stolen bases and two RBIs.
Hunter Haskell added two singles and a triple. He scored three times and drove in a run.
Jacob Mount chipped in with a double and single. He also walked twice and scored three times while driving in three runs.
"We looked really good at the plate for this early in the season," Welch coach Billy Willard said. "We need to make fewer mistakes in the field and not give up the big inning."
Nair worked the first 1 1/3 innings, striking out one while walking three and allowing eight runs.
Haskell threw 3 1/3 innings, fanning three and walking three. He also yielded eight runs.
Schultz pitched the final 2 1/3, fanning three, walking none and he allowed no runs.
Weather permitting, Welch travels to Fairland and Quapaw hosts South Coffeyville on Friday.