Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. – The Eldon Lady Mustangs hosted the Osage Lady Indians on Monday night, defeating Osage 8-0.
Both teams had solid nights at the plate but after three scoreless innings, Eldon loaded the bases with one out, and junior third baseman Treva Hankey was up to bat.
Hankey hit a deep ball to centerfield for a triple, sending home all of the runners to take the first lead of the game, 3-0. Hankey would score on the next play on Madasen Balch's single to third.
Taylor Pehle would continue the hit parade with a grounder to centerfield for a double, batting in Balch for another run and a 5-0 lead.
Osage recovered on the next at bat, getting their second out of the inning, but senior shortstop Becca Armstrong wasn't going to let the inning finish just yet, hitting the ball high to left field for a single and one more RBI for Eldon.
Kayla Graham's hit on the next play was caught for the third out in the bottom of the fourth, and Osage returned to bat, trailing 6-0.
For Osage, the trouble on the night wasn't hitting the ball, but leaving runners stranded on base, and while Osage couldn't get on the board over the next four innings, despite good hits.
Eldon tacked on another two runs in their last-at-bat, with Armstrong once again batting in a run to get on base and senior catcher Madison Scrivner hitting a long ball to left field for a double, allowing Armstrong to run in for the Mustangs' eighth run of the night.
Eldon is now 2-4 on the season, while Osage's loss puts them at 3-4.
Camdenton's softball team remains undefeated after Monday night's game on the road against Dixon, as the Lady Lakers defeated the Lady Bulldogs in a 13-2 win.
With the game tied at one each at the end of the first inning, Camdenton went to work in the top of the second, scoring nine runs for a 10-1 lead. The Lady Lakers defense held firm throughout the game, allowing just one run for the rest of the game.
Camdenton's bats continued to work, building a 13-2 lead to end the game in five innings. Kylee Compton pitched the win with three strikeouts, while batting 4 for 4 for two RBI. Bailey Bilyeu, Makinley McCaffrey and Danielle Ballard also finished the night with two RBI each, while Erin Rasmussen and Lyndsay Reeves finished with one RBI apiece.
The Lady Lakers have scored 86 runs this season so far, while allowing just 23 in the last seven games.