Indians baseball gives up 15 runs in second inning, 10 more in third. Osage coach praises players for staying upbeat, motivated.


There are probably no magical words you can say to a team after they lose 30-4. Osage baseball coach David Flaspohler just wants his players to learn from Monday’s game and not get too discouraged.

“We gave them a lot of (extra) outs by not catching fly balls or not fielding groundballs,” Flaspohler said. “Boonville’s a good team. You can’t do stuff like that against a good team and keep the game close.”

It was a day of baseball lessons learned the hard way for Osage. Defensive miscues in each inning gave Boonville extra outs, and the Pirates wasted no time in taking advantage.

Boonville scored 15 runs in the second inning after three of the Pirates’ first four batters walked.

Osage starting pitcher Luke Thompson was pulled midway through the second inning but the remaining Indian pitchers could do little to slow down the Boonville lineup.

Muscular Pirates centerfielder Chuckie Jones had two home runs, the last one off an 0-2 pitch he put well beyond the left centerfield wall.

Osage fell behind 27-1 after the top of the third, but responded in the bottom half of the inning with three runs. Catcher Josh Luttrell was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs for Osage.

The Indians play at Stoutland Thursday then host Versailles at home on April 6. The Osage Wood Bat Tournament is April 9-10.