Neosho 18U scored five runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to recover from a 8-3 deficit and earn a 10-9 win Tuesday night over Webb City at Roy B. Shaver Stadium, taking full advantage of the nine-inning format.

Neosho 18U scored five runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to recover from a 8-3 deficit and earn a 10-9 win Tuesday night over Webb City at Roy B. Shaver Stadium, taking full advantage of the nine-inning format.
Kaleb Moreland led off the ninth with a single against Webb City's Dack Sanborn and Neosho did not need a sacrifice from Gavin Kelley, as Moreland stole second on a missed bunt attempt and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Moreland scored on a Kelley RBI single.
Kelley advanced to second on Jordan Greenstreet's walk and third on Clint Winchester's sacrifice bunt. Webb City called on ace Calem Nutting to face Greenstreet and with one down, Webb City attempted throwing out Kelley at the plate on a Bryce Slavens grounder. Kelley beat the throw for the thrilling win.
"They had nine guys show up. We had 10," Neosho head coach Danny Powers said, "so what's nice about summer is that you can do one nine-inning game and you don't have to do two sevens. Our kids did a good job of staying in the game. We were taking good swings all day. We kicked the ball around a little bit and let them have that big six-spot inning, but just kept plugging away and (they) made a pitching change after their first guy got worn out a bit. We did just enough."
In the eighth, Neosho scored its five runs on four hits and it all started with back-to-back one-out walks by Greenstreet and Winchester. Slavens hit an infield single to load the bases. Greenstreet scored on a passed ball and then Austin Wren delivered a RBI double, Dylan Londo a two-run single and Carter Ezell a RBI single. Ezell advanced to second on the throw home and to third on a 6-3 groundout, but he would be stranded there for an 8-all score.
Webb City started a two-out rally in the top of the ninth, as Chris Wallace singled, advanced to second on a walk and scored on a Neosho error.
Slavens' 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief proved a major difference in the game and it all started in the top of the fourth when he started the always popular 1-2-3 double play with the bases loaded to get Neosho out of the inning down 8-2. Webb City scored six runs on five hits and one error in the fourth.
Slavens struck out the side in the fifth and picked up two more strikeouts each in the sixth and the seventh to finish his night with seven strikeouts. Slavens retired the side in order in the eighth on three flyouts.
"Bryce is a competitor," Powers said. "He did that all spring for us and I know he's playing for the Nats (Midwest Nationals). He's got a big tournament this weekend, but it's one of those, if we tell him that if he ever wants to join us he's more than welcome to. He came in and did what he's done all season, throw strikes and stop their momentum."
Webb City started the scoring in the top of the first. Tanner Jones reached on a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a single and scored on a double steal with Nutting, whose single began his four-hit night.
Neosho knotted it up at 1 quickly in the bottom half of the first, as Winchester walloped a leadoff triple and scored on Slavens' 6-3 groundout.
Neither team scored in the second, despite back-to-back singles by Hank Selig and Kaleb Moreland that gave the home team runners at the corners with two outs.
Jones and Nutting once again sparked a scoring rally for Webb City in the third, Jones and Nutting collecting back-to-back singles, Nutting's advancing Jones to third. Jones promptly scored on Trey Gibson's RBI groundout.
Neosho came right back in the bottom half of the third for a 2-all score, as Winchester doubled and Slavens drove him in with a RBI single.
In Webb City's big six-run fourth, it all began with Chris Wallace's leadoff walk. Logan VanWey sacrificed Wallace into scoring position and Wallace scored on a Neosho error. Dack Sanborn hit a RBI single, as did Gibson, but it was Nutting's bases-clearing single that paved the way to Webb City's six-run lead.
Neosho scored its third run in the fifth, as Moreland led off with an infield single, one of his three hits on the night.
Moreland and Slavens each collected three hits for Neosho's 15-hit attack, while Winchester tripled and doubled and Wren collected a pair of doubles. Winchester worked a pair of walks.
Neosho improved to 6-4 on the season, behind four straight wins and three straight 10-run performances, and return to action at 5:30 p.m. with a pair of home games against Diamond. The Cassville Wildcats have been dropped from the schedule for another Wildcats, this one also from Newton County.