JOPLIN — Playing their third game in as many days, the Seneca Indians dropped their second 14-1 game in a row, falling the second time around to the Mount Vernon Mountaineers on Wednesday at Joplin High, a day after a 14-1 loss on the road to the McDonald County Mustangs.

JOPLIN — Playing their third game in as many days, the Seneca Indians dropped their second 14-1 game in a row, falling the second time around to the Mount Vernon Mountaineers on Wednesday at Joplin High, a day after a 14-1 loss on the road to the McDonald County Mustangs.
Without an operative home field of its own after extensive flood damage, Seneca honored its senior class Wednesday: Jayson Beard, Chase Schrader, Cameron Nesvold, Derek Burr, Skylar Dodson, and Spencer Brattin.
Mount Vernon scored six runs in the first, one in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth and five in the seventh, both starting and finishing the game strong.
Seneca managed its lone run in the sixth.
Garrett Hadlock sparked the Mountaineer offense with three hits and three RBI, while Will Boswell had two hits and two RBI and Cole Duncan two RBI.
Duncan earned the win on the mound with five strikeouts and one run allowed on four hits over seven innings.
Burr led the Indians with a pair of hits.
Seneca dropped to 7-12 overall and the Indians return to action Saturday, weather permitting, with a pair of games at Carl Junction against the Bulldogs and Class 3 state-ranked Mountain Grove.