Breaking the game open late, the Monett Cubs defeated the Seneca Indians 10-4 yesterday in the consolation round of the Carthage baseball tournament.
Monett, 3-1 on the year, is scheduled to meet Nevada today in the tourney, weather permitting.
Seneca grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Monett got a run in the bottom half when Spenser Witt walked, stole second and scored on two wild pitches.
The Cubs took a 4-3 in the third. Witt singled and stole second. Marcus Enloe drew a base on balls. Witt came around to score on a wild pitch. Kirk Moore lashed a run-scoring triple, and Moore then scored on a wild pitch.
After Seneca tied the game in the top of the fourth, the Cubs took the lead for good in the bottom half on a triple by Michael Roberts and an RBI ground out by Kyle Meyer.
Monett then pulled away with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
In the fifth inning, Kellen Bounous had a run-producing single and Roberts belted a two-RBI triple.
Moore plated the last two runs for the Cubs in the sixth. Kyle Coatney reached first base on a dropped third strike, and Moore made the Seneca catcher pay for the miscue by belting a two-run homer.
Moore was the winning pitcher, going the distance.