JOPLIN — The Neosho Wildcats earned a 13-4 road win Tuesday over Central Ozark Conference and Class 4, District 11 rival Joplin.

Neosho scored five runs in the second and then closed it out with two in the fifth, two in the sixth, and four in the seventh after Joplin made it a 5-4 game in the third.

Joplin hurt itself with 10 errors, yes, that’s not a mistake, 10 errors and of the first seven runs Neosho scored, none of them were earned and none counted against Joplin starter Cierra Barber’s ERA.

Neosho pitcher Brittany Winchester stabilized the Lady Wildcats in the circle with 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, coming on to pick up the final out in the third. Winchester allowed five hits and struck out and walked none.

Neosho starter Kyla Daspit allowed four runs (none earned) on two hits over 2 2/3 innings and she struck out four and walked none.

The first 11 runs scored in the contest were unearned.

Kaitlyn Killion led Neosho’s eight-hit attack with two and Lili Graue, Breanna Slavens, Sierra Jones, Kayla Bach, Megan Geller, and Amber Shepeard each rounded it out with one hit apiece. Slavens tripled, scored three runs, and drove in three runs, while Mikayla Long, Jones, and Shepeard each scored twice. Geller also drove in three and Killion picked up a pair of RBI.

On eight different occasions, Neosho hitters reached on errors, affecting hit totals and batting averages.

Neosho improved to 11-7 overall entering Thursday’s home game against East Newton and the Lady Wildcats play Friday and Saturday in the Carthage Invitational.