WYANDOTTE, Okla. — The Seneca Indians improved to 4-0 on the season with a 12-4 victory Saturday over Riverton in the Wyandotte Festival and a 11-5 victory Thursday against Galena to earn the Cassville Tournament crown.
In the 12-4 victory against Riverton, Seneca fell behind 3-0 early but the Indians used nine runs in the third to easily erase that early deficit. Seneca collected 12 hits and capitalized on six Riverton errors.
Gavin Clouse earned the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over five innings with nine strikeouts and three walks.
Offensively, Parker Wolfinbarger, Clouse, Alex Cook, and Daythen Long each led the way with two hits and Wolfinbarger and Zach Cox each drove in three runs. Long picked up a pair of RBI. Cook and Wolfinbarger each doubled. Cook scored three runs and stole three bases, while Clouse scored twice and stole two bases.
Seneca scored in double-digits for the fourth straight time and the Indians outscored their first four opponents by a combined 52-10.
In the 11-5 victory against Galena, Seneca plated six runs in the fifth to bust open what had been a back-and-forth contest.
The Indians finished with a mere five hits, split between five players, but they worked 14 walks. Among their five hits, though, included doubles by Clouse, Cox, and Wolfinbarger.
Titus Atkins earned the victory after one scoreless inning of relief and his line included two strikeouts and two walks.
Seneca, 4-0, returns to action in April in the Bill O’Dell Tournament in Carthage. The Indians’ game Saturday against host Wyandotte was rained out and set for April 20 reschedule.