The Seneca AA American Legion team took three out of four games during a weekend play.


The Seneca AA American Legion team took three out of four games during a weekend play.

On Friday night, the Merchants beat the Webb City Post 322 squad, 14-0 and 12-0, before splitting with Nevada on Saturday. Seneca beat the Red Sox, 11-0, before falling 10-6.

The victories in the opening games went toward the District 15 standings and Seneca is now 7-0 and 15-5 overall.

In the first game against Webb City, Zach Griffith threw a shutout, tossing five innings and striking out eight. He fanned the side in the final two innings.

Cade Cornett, a sophomore-to-be, threw a five-inning shutout in game two against Post 322.
In Seneca’s opener against Nevada, sophomore-to-be Colton Webber whirled a three-hit shutout. He struck out 11 and allowed only five base runners.

“Anytime you can get complete game performances your last three district games from (Jared) Lipe (against Miller), Griffith and Webber, and then you don’t make any errors in those games, you make it hard for the other team to do much,” Seneca coach Gary Pendergraft said.

Seneca plays its last two home games of the year this weekend.

On Wednesday night, Cassville comes to town and the Joplin Miners arrive the next night. Both games are at 6 p.m.