Blue Springs baseball coach Tim McElligott knew his team needed to get its bats going Tuesday.

They did just that as Nate Carlton paced an 11-hit attack with four singles and two RBIs and Brandon Bennefeld slugged a three-run homer to lift the Wildcats to a 7-3 non-conference victory over host Truman.

“Truman was in the game the whole time,” Tim McElligott said after his team improved to 6-7 overall. ”He (Truman coach John Eglich) does a great job with them. We had to hit the ball to beat them.”

Kyle Reed added two doubles and a single with one RBI to help give starter Devon Sesler the victory.

Losing pitcher Rorey Combs had two hits to pace Truman (1-9).

“I was impressed with the job Coach McElligott has done,” Truman coach John Eglich said. “It’s a solid ballclub.”

BELTON 12, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 2: Belton erupted for four runs in the fifth inning on its way to downing visiting William Chrisman and starter Tanner Webb.

The Bears dropped to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in the Suburban Middle Seven.