PLEASANT HOPE — For the second season in a row, the Seneca Lady Indians’ season was ended by the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates.

Last season, playing for a Class 2, District 12 title in El Dorado Springs, Pleasant Hope prevailed to advance to sectionals.

This season, in a semifinal contest, Pleasant Hope scored 11 unanswered runs to earn a 11-5 win in what looked like a slugfest in the first inning.

Seneca plated four runs in the top of the first and Pleasant Hope answered with five in the bottom half. Pleasant Hope then scored two in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to edge away from Seneca.

The Lady Indians truly started in style, as senior Adron Durman worked a leadoff walk and sophomore Chelsea Beville blasted a two-run home run. Beville played a great district tournament last season, both at the plate and in the circle.

Seneca went ahead 3-0 on a Mekaylee Beard double and the Lady Indians scored one more run.

After that hot start, Seneca cooled down offensively and finished with a mere seven hits. The Lady Indians also helped themselves early by working some of their five walks.

Pitching wise, Beard threw five innings for the Lady Indians and allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits over five innings. She struck out two and walked one.

Beville allowed five runs (all earned) on four hits over an inning. She struck out none and walked four.

The Lady Indians definitely hurt themselves with five errors.

Seneca, who started out the season very slow, finished with a 12-14 overall record.