CASSVILLE — The Seneca Indians opened their season in style with a 15-0 run-rule victory Monday over Omaha (Arkansas) in the Cassville Tournament.
Seneca scored five runs in the first, two in the second, and eight in the third for the victory and surrendered just a single hit while collecting 14 and taking advantage of four Omaha errors.
Monty Mailes, Gavin Clouse, Titus Atkins, Zach Cox, Kayden Hancock, and Sebastian Middick each picked up two hits and Parker Wolfinbarger and Alex Cook rounded out the hit parade. Clouse and Mailes each triple, Haycock doubled twice, and Atkins and Cox also both doubled.
Atkins, Cox, and Hancock each drove in two runs and Wolfinbarger, Clouse, Cook, Garrett Hembree, and Middick each picked up RBI.
Cook led the way with three runs scored, while Mailes, Wolfinbarger, Clouse, and Atkins each scored twice and Daythen Long, K. Simpson, Hancock, and Middick each once.
Seneca rounded up 11 stolen bases — three by Atkins and two each by Cook and Long.
Clouse earned the victory on the mound, allowing one hit over two innings with six strikeouts. In fact, every Seneca out against Omaha came by the strikeout, as reliever Daythen Long struck out three in his lone inning of work.
Seneca returned to action Tuesday against tournament host and Big 8 Conference West and Class 4, District 12 rival Cassville.