The Seneca Indians and McDonald County Mustangs hooked up on Monday to kick off the 2013 prep baseball season.
After the Indians plated six runs in the first inning, the Mustangs answered with six of their own in the bottom of the third, but the Indians held on with single runs in the second, sixth and seventh to win 9-6.
Payton Rawlins delivered at the plate for the Indians as he had three hits in the game and scored three runs with an RBI. Brayden Larson, meanwhile, had two hits and three RBI, while Dalan Merriman, Marty Mailes and Cade Cornett each added two hits. Kyler Ng, Colton Webber, Brett Roark and Cole Lankford each had one hit. Lankford and Roark both had two RBI.
Cooper Underwood led the Mustangs with three hits, while Evan Acuff, Jake Wood, Cooper Dill, Corbin Mabry and Jake Wilkie all had a hit.
Webber earned the win for the Indians after allowing five runs and striking out four with five walks in five innings. Merriman and Rawlins each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.
The Indians bounced back on Tuesday, meanwhile, and split a pair of games at the Cassville Tournament. Seneca dropped a high-scoring affair against the Wildcats, 13-10, despite scoring six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. They scored four times in the third inning en route to defeating Purdy, 6-3, in six innings in another game.
The Mustangs returned to the diamond on Tuesday, as well, but fell victim to a no-hitter by Monett product, and Crowder College signee, Aaron Patton, who struck out 14 and walked two to complete the no-hit bid.
Jordan Hall had three hits and three RBI for the Cubs, while Nicky Roberts, Nick Childress, Zack Hammond and Cooper Caldwell each had a hit.