AURORA — The Neosho Wildcats had their fill of Aurora senior standout and Crowder commit Gage Singer during their game Tuesday.
Singer hit a three-run home run in the first and then came on in relief to stifle the Wildcats’ bats with three scoreless innings en route to a 4-1 victory for the Houn Dawgs, the two-time defending Class 4 state champions.
Singer allowed no hits, issued no walks, and struck out seven Wildcats during his nine outs. He finished with 31 pitches.
At the plate, Singer went 2 for 3 with a homer, a double, one run scored, and three RBI.
Jay Lee earned the victory and he allowed one run (unearned) on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks over four innings.
Gage Kelley took the loss and he allowed four runs (all earned) on three hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. Payton Ezell picked up a strikeout to complete his 1/3 inning of work.
Ezell led Neosho offensively with two hits — both Neosho hits — and he drove in the Wildcats’ lone run. Jared Stephens reached on an error and scored that run in the second.
Neosho, 3-5 on the season, returned to action, weather permitting, Thursday in the Mickey Mantle Classic against Miami. The Wildcats hoped to leave their losing streak at two.