QUAPAW - Wyandotte collected 13 hits and got a complete game effort from the mound by senior Tyler Kauffman as the Bears roughed up the Quapaw Wildcats 13-5 here Monday evening.
Kauffman scattered five hits, while striking out seven and walking two to earn the win.
Kauffman was supported by a three-hit game by Shane Vandenburg and two hits each by Michael Weisinger, Jerry Pettus and Andy Lyons. Kauffman also helped his own cause on the mound by adding a pair of hits to the Wyandotte offensive mix.
Brycen Johnston and Kurtis Young rounded out the plate production for the Bears with one hit apiece in the win.
Clayton Hart paced the Wildcats with two hits, while Matt Cox, Cole Quick and Morgan Morey added one hit each. Morey's plate effort was a three-run home run to dead center field in the Wildcat third.
Quapaw broke out on top in the bottom half of the first inning after a leadoff double by Hart and a RBI fielder's choice ground ball by Cox.
Wyandotte answered with a four-run effort in the second inning. The big blow was a bases-loaded double by Weisinger.
The Cats picked up a lone run in their half of the second after a Bear error and a RBI sacrifice fly ball off the bat of Quick.
In the top half of the third, the Bears gained a 7-2 lead after RBI singles by Vandenburg and Lyons and a fielder's choice ground ball by Lewis.
Quapaw's Hart cut the Bears' lead to 7-5 after his three-run blast in the bottom half of the inning before Wyandotte gained a 8-5 lead with a RBI single by Vandenburg in the top half of the fourth.
Wyandotte pushed three more runners across the dish this time in the fifth. The Bears scored one run on a Wildcat throwing error before a Pettus single scored a pair of runs for a 11-5 Bear advantage.
Wyandotte added two runs in the sixth on a RBI single by Lyons and a passed ball by the ‘Cats to close out the scoring on the night.
Wyandotte travels to Seneca, Mo. today for a 4 p.m. clash with the Indians before returning to Quapaw Wednesday for first-round action in the Lucky 7 Conference baseball tournament. The Bears will take on Oklahoma Union at 5 p.m.