JOPLIN — The Joplin Outlaws scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to regain the lead and held on for a 7-6 win Wednesday night over the Sedalia Bombers at historic Joe Becker Stadium.

JOPLIN — The Joplin Outlaws scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to regain the lead and held on for a 7-6 win Wednesday night over the Sedalia Bombers at historic Joe Becker Stadium.
The Outlaws collected 15 hits against a quartet of Bomber pitchers — bombs away for the Outlaws with multi-hit games for five different players highlighted by Zack Ehlen and Joseph Kinder each collecting three.
Joplin surged out to an early 4-2 lead after three in the first and one in the second, then Sedalia took a 6-4 lead after four in the sixth.
The Bombers opened with a 2-0 lead after Dev Wilson scored on a wild pitch and Kenny Pipper came home on an error by the catcher, certainly a dubious start for the Outlaws.
Ehlen hit a leadoff single on a two-strike count and Matt Delavega worked a walk for two Outlaws runners. Ehlen scored on a Kinder single, Delavega scored on a Kaleb DeLaTorre single, and Kinder scored on a Calem Nutting single, as three of Joplin’s four singles in the first pushed across runs.
Delavega plated Ehlen on a single, but momentum changed when Blake Wynn was thrown out at third by Sedalia center fielder Dalton Horstmeier, who supplemented his three hits with that gem.
The Bombers took the lead in the sixth thanks to a Wilson RBI single and three runs scoring on a Pipper hit, two on the single and one on an error.
The Outlaws went back out in front on a Jeff Wetzler sacrifice fly. DeLaTorre hit a RBI single for the first run of the frame.
Joplin improved to 8-13 on the season and continued its homestand Thursday with a twinbill against the Clarinda As — Ozzie Smith’s old collegiate baseball team.