The Seneca Indians moved to 3-0 in Big 8 Conference play after hammering Cassville 13-3 on Friday at Cassville High School.
The Indians played like a team that hadn’t missed a beat. Colton Webber, the Indians’ starting pitcher, helped his own cause at the plate when he drove in two runs on a single in the first inning as Seneca grabbed a 3-0 lead.
Webber allowed two earned runs on four hits with six walks and six strikeouts over the next 6 1/3 innings. Dalan Merriman struck out the final two batters in the seventh to polish off the victory.
“(Cassville) is always a tough place to play,” Indians coach Chris Yust said. “Going down there and hitting the ball well and playing well, it was a good night.”
Webber finished with two hits, three runs scored and four RBIs at the plate. Merriman had three hits and scored three runs, as well.
The Indians collected 16 hits, as Brett Roark had three of them and two RBIs. Braden Larson, Payton Rawlins and Cole Lankford each had two hits, while Larson and Rawlins scored twice and drove in a run and Lankford doubled. Cade Cornett drove in two runs with a single in the fourth inning and scored a run. Marty Mailes also had a hit and scored once.
Cassville won the B game 2-1.
The Indians (11-3, 3-0) entertain St. Mary’s-Colgan (Pittsburg, Kan.) at 4:30 p.m. Monday.