Camdenton, Mo. - After a close loss to the Helias Crusaders on Monday night, Coach Matt Moulder and the Lakers baseball squad looked to get back on track by defeating Ozark Conference rival Glendale on Tuesday night.
Blowing a five run lead in the third inning was not part of the plan.
In a battle between two strong offenses, the Lakers came out strong in the first inning, with the defense giving up just one run to the visitors and batting in three of their own. The first three batters in the Lakers' lineup all ended up on base, and as John McRoberts walked to the plate, the bases were loaded, with Camdenton trailing 1-0.
McRoberts' hit grounded out to second base, sending Oliver Thompson home to tie the game. On the next play, pitcher Jordan Webster batted in two runners to take a 3-1 lead.
The Lakers' defense held firm in the second, and Camdenton added on another three runs in the bottom of the second. Rizer, Thompson and Simpson were all walked, and with Tyler Cunningham at bat next, two runs were batted in on his double to centerfield. Simpson would tag up on the next play to give the Lakers a 6-1 lead.
In the third inning, the Lakers experienced a meltdown.
The Falcons' bats went to work, but the real issue for the Lakers was stopping the runners from stealing bases. The Falcons had a total of 11 stolen bases in the game, and they used it to retake the lead, scoring six runs for a 7-6 lead.
Camdenton was unable to answer, scoring no runs in the bottom of the third. Glendale tacked on another run in the fourth before the Lakers pulled starting pitcher Jordan Webster and put in senior Dylan Hymes.
Camdenton finally found their answer in the bottom of the fourth, scoring three runs to retake the lead 9-8. The Lakers managed to tack on two more runs in the next two innings while holding the Falcons to just one run for an 11-9 win.
Osage baseball defeated the Versailles Tigers 6-3.
Osage soccer defeats Fatima 4-1
The Osage Lady Indians soccer team was finally able to get back on the field for a game, though it wasn't at home. The Lady Indians traveled to Westphalia on Tuesday night to take on the Fatima Lady Comets. The Indians had only played one game since the season started, while the Lady Comets had already played through four games, though only winning one.
With both teams coming off of an extended absence from the field, both looked to start things off right with a win. The Lady Indians would prove to be the victor in a 4-1 contest.
Monica Cisar led the team with two goals, with Josie Verslues and Cassidy Culver tacking on the other two goals. Verslues finished the night with two assists, while Vanessa Webber racked up three saves.
The 2-0 Indians host Fulton at 5 p.m. on Friday in what will be their first home game of the season.