CASSVILLE — The Seneca Indians improved to 2-0 on the season with a 14-1 victory Tuesday afternoon over host Cassville in the Cassville Tournament.
Seneca plated seven runs in the first, one in the second, and six in the fourth during a five-inning contest, while Cassville scored its only run in the third.
Zach Cox, Kayden Hancock, and Titus Atkins combined on a three-hitter with Cox allowing one run (earned) on three hits over 3 2/3 innings and he finished with four strikeouts and one walk. Hancock picked up one out and Atkins three outs to close it out for the Indians.
Monty Mailes, Atkins, and Lance Stephens each led the way with two hits and Gavin Clouse, Harris Griffith, Daythen Long, and Austin Furgerson each rounded out Seneca’s 10 hits with one. Stephens drove in four runs, Atkins three, Mailes and Clouse two each, and Long and Fergerson one each. Stephens, Parker Wolfinbarger, and Cook each scored two runs. Long and Stephens each doubled.
Seneca worked 11 walks in addition to 10 hits. By comparison, the Indians struck out just once against four Cassville pitchers.
On the bases, Mailes stole four bases, Wolfinbarger three, and Cook two, as the Indians were successful on 9 of 10 stolen base attempts.
Seneca, 2-0 on the season after outscoring its first two opponents 29-1, returned to action Thursday against Galena (Missouri).
The Indians then play Riverton (Kansas) and host Wyandotte (Oklahoma) in the Wyandotte Festival on Thursday, 10 a.m. against Riverton and noon against Wyandotte.