WYANDOTTE — A six-run burst in the first inning sent Quapaw on its way to a 15-3 win over Wyandotte in a high school baseball game here Tuesday afternoon.
The victory keeps the Wildcats unbeaten. They travel to Commerce Thursday.
Also on Thursday, Wyandotte entertains Welch.
The Wildcats sent nine batters to the plate in the opening frame.
Quapaw’s first two batters in the game, Curtis Bacon and Corey Scott, drew walks. Morgan Morey singled home Bacon, then A.C. Rodgers delivered an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Colton Sappington reached on an error, allowing Morey to score, then Cole Quick singled home Rodgers.
Blayden Stand singled home Sappington and Quick scored on a wild throw.
The Wildcats ballooned the score to 9-0 in the second.
Bacon led off with a single and scored when a ball hit by Morey was misplayed. Rodgers followed with a single.
Sappington picked up an RBI when he grounded out to second and Quick drove in Rodgers with a base hit.
Wyandotte broke through with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Brycen Johnston and Garrett Wencil had back-to-back singles. Both moved into scoring position on a passed ball.
D.J. Burleson flied out to center, but Johnston was able to score.
Jacob Lux hit a fly ball to right field and Wencil scored on an error.
The Cats picked up another three runs in the top of the third.
James Rotzal was safe on an error. He went to second on a single by Bacon and advanced to third when Scott reached on an error.
A single by Morey and a double by Rodgers drove in two runs, then Morey sprinted home on a wild pitch.
Newton Sappington reached on an error to start the Quapaw fourth.
Stand singled and both runners moved up on a double steal. Rotzal drove in Newton Sappington with a base hit, then Stand scored as part of a double steal with Rotzal.
Scott singled to load the bases, then Morey walked to force in a run.
Wyandotte’s final tally came in the bottom of the fifth on an error.
Zach Essex singled with one out, but was forced at second by Andy Lyons.
Lyons stole second and scored when Dalton Pogue was safe on an error.
Quick went the distance to pick up the victory for the Wildcats. He allowed only four hits while striking out three and walking none.
Michael Weisinger started for the Bears and was relieved by Lux in the fourth.
Rodgers and Stand had three hits each for Quapaw, Rodgers collecting a double and two singles while Stand had three singles.
Morey, Quick and Bacon had two singles each while Newton Sappington, Rotzal and Scott chipped in with a single each.
Johnson, Wencil, Essex and Weisinger had a single each for the Bears.