The Seneca Indians continued adding tally marks to the win column on Wednesday as they opened play at the Carthage Tournament with an 8-3 victory over Carl Junction.
Seneca pitcher Colton Webber had a strong showing on the mound, picking up the win and running his personal record to 3-0 this season after allowing an unearned run on six strikeouts and four walks in five innings. Dalan Merriman pitched the final two innings in relief, allowing two runs.
The Indians are now 5-1 overall.
“We battled today,” Indians coach Chris Yust said. “Colton pitched well again tonight and we had a good game, did what we needed to do to win.”
Merriman’s greatest contribution came at the plate, where he went 4 for 4, including a triple, with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the offense. Kyler Ng had two hits and scored a run, while Marty Mailes doubled, scored a run and drove in one. Cade Cornett, Brett Roark and Cole Lankford each had a hit.
The Indians’ big splash came in a five-run fifth inning. Brayden Larson led off the inning with a walk before Merriman and Ng singled to load the bases. Webber and Mailes then drew back-to-back walks to score two, before Mailes doubled to drive in another run. Cornett and Roark capped the inning with successful singles to score two more.
Seneca takes on Nevada at 4:30 p.m. today in Carthage.