WEST SENECA, Okla. — The Seneca Lady Indians and the Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs, former Big 8 Conference rivals, entered into a good old-fashioned slugfest on Monday night.
The Lady Indians emerged victorious with a 8-7 number, behind an early 4-0 advantage that survived Carl Junction’s five-run fourth inning.
Seneca jumped straight out of the starting gates with runs in the first four frames in alternating 1-2 form — one in the first, two in the second, one in the third, and two in the fourth. The Lady Indians regained the lead after their pair in the fourth.
Aside from that five-run outburst, Carl Junction plated single runs in the fifth and seventh.
Grace Johnson sparked the Seneca offense with four hits and four RBI, all singles. The Lady Indians tallied 14 hits and Kayla French, Chelsea Beville, Ali Kohler, and Mady Dunbar each contributed two and Chaney Platner and Sierra Lannon completed the hit parade with one each.
French, Beville, and Dunbar each drove in runs and seven different Lady Indians crossed home plate with Beville the lone player to score twice.
Dunbar, Beville, and Kohler each collected doubles.
Beville earned the win and she allowed seven runs (all earned) on 11 hits over seven innings and she struck out 11 and walked three.