Seneca Lady Indians both the thrill of victory and then the agony of defeat the next day.

Seneca Lady Indians both the thrill of victory and then the agony of defeat the next day.
On Monday, Seneca defeated Carl Junction 8-4 and the defending Big 8 Conference champions Monett handed Seneca a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat Tuesday on the game’s final play.
Monett’s Josie Allcock delivered the winning single off Seneca pitcher Mekaylee Beard, who allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. Beard struck out four and walked two, but was definitely not helped by the Lady Indians’ defense committing four errors.
Seneca could not hold onto a 5-4 advantage entering the bottom of the seventh.
Both teams exchanged four-run outbursts in the game — Monett took a 4-1 lead behind four runs in the second and Seneca came back for a 5-4 advantage after plating four in the fifth.
Chaney Platner and Beard led the Seneca offense with a pair of hits each, while Beard and Chelsea Beville each drove in a pair of runs. Platner tripled, while Beville and Ali Kohler each doubled.
Seneca fell to 5-8 overall and 1-2 Big 8. The Lady Indians return to action this weekend in the Branson Tournament.
On Monday, Beard proved to be a thorn in the side of Carl Junction, collecting four hits — a double in the first, a single in the third, a double in the fifth, and a single in the seventh. Nice pattern.
Beard drove in a pair of Seneca runs, as did both Platner and Brianna Allen.
Beville earned the win in the circle, allowing four runs (none earned) on six hits over seven innings. She struck out six and walked two.
The Lady Indians committed four errors.