The Neosho 18U team scored one run in the first, two in the second, six in the third, two in the fourth and two in the fifth en route to a 13-3 run-rule win Wednesday over Diamond at Roy B. Shaver Stadium.

The Neosho 18U team scored one run in the first, two in the second, six in the third, two in the fourth and two in the fifth en route to a 13-3 run-rule win Wednesday over Diamond at Roy B. Shaver Stadium.
Dylan Londo delivered a two-run game-ending double in the fifth, scoring Clint Winchester and Bryce Slavens, who hit back-to-back singles leading off the frame. Winchester and Slavens each stole second and with Slavens at second and Winchester at third, Londo angled a fly ball over the head of Diamond center fielder Blake Drake to end the game.
Londo sure picked a good time for his first hit of the contest, as his previous three at-bats all ended with fly outs.
Winchester led off the bottom of the first with a single, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch. He scored three runs in the contest.
Kaleb Moreland and A.C. Marion delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the bottom of the second from the bottom of the Neosho order. Neosho loaded the bases with one down, but could not create further damage on the scoreboard as Diamond starter Carter Prewitt struck out Carter Ezell and Londo flied out to center.
Ezell's two-run single highlighted Neosho's big inning, taking a 9-1 lead during an inning that started with Cameron Gorham's leadoff singled and continued with back-to-back walks to Hank Selig and Gavin Kelley. Gorham scored on a passed ball and two errors on a Moreland ball produced three runs, errors that allowed Selig and Kelley to score on the first and Moreland to score on the second.
Marion and Winchester rejuvenated a rally with back-to-back singles and the pair scored on Ezell's two-out hit.
Moreland delivered a two-run single in the fourth, scoring Gorham and Selig, who began the frame with consecutive walks.
Moreland drove in three runs in the contest, scored two runs and earned the win on the mound with 2 2/3 shutout innings. He nearly pitched three shutout innings and he allowed two runs over his 3 2/3 innings worth of work. Moreland struck out three batters each in the second and third innings.
Neosho collected 11 singles until Londo's game-ending double.
Diamond scored its first run in the third with some Neosho assistance. After starter Moreland struck out the first two hitters of the frame, Moreland struck out Prewitt but a throwing error on a dropped third strike allowed Prewitt to advance to third. The throw leapfrogged Neosho first baseman Greenstreet and headed down the right-field line. Prewitt scored on Jordan McAlister's RBI single.
Diamond pieced together its second of three two-out rallies in the contest, this one starting with Brantley Wright's walk. Of course, bottom of the order Joey Divine made Neosho pay for a two-out walk, as Divine drilled a RBI double to deep left, off the wall at Roy B. Shaver.
Diamond closed out its scoring with back-to-back-to-back singles in the fifth, by McAlister, Hunter Renfro and Trey Bowman. Bowman's single produced a run.
Neosho improved to 7-4 on the season with the win, behind five straight wins, including four in a row with the offense generating at least 10 runs.
Next week, Neosho travels to Monett on Tuesday and returns home Thursday to face McDonald County. Earlier this summer, Neosho defeated Monett 11-1 and 3-2 and McDonald County 6-2. All four Neosho losses came in the Carl Junction tournament — 8-2 to Carl Junction, 5-0 to Clever, 7-5 to Carthage and 11-1 to St. Mary's Colgan.