Marty Mailes went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored to help lead the Seneca Indians to a 10-7 victory over Aurora in a Big 8 Conference road game on Tuesday at Carl Junction High School.
The Indians slugged 13 hits in the game, as nearly everyone got involved in the win offensively. On the mound, meanwhile, starter Payton Rawlins went the distance where, until sputtering in the seventh inning, the junior righty dominated the Bulldogs’ lineup.
Despite coughing up five runs in the seventh, Rawlins earned the victory after allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits with five walks and eight strikeouts in the complete game.
Offensively, Dalan Merriman had two hits, scored a run and drove in one for the Indians, while Colton Webber slugged three hits, scored twice and drove in a run. Rawlins had one hit, a double, drove in a run and scored twice. Cade Cornett also had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs. Brett Roark had a hit and scored a run, while Cole Lankford and Braden Larson both had an RBI.
“We started the game slow, but we came around,” Indians coach Chris Yust said. “Payton threw well today, too. He got kind of tired in the seventh, but overall he had a pretty good ballgame.”
Aurora won the B game 5-4.
The Indians (10-3, 2-0 Big 8) are at Cassville at 5 p.m. Thursday.