The Lady Lakers have every reason to be tired.
Playing in the Springfield Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Camdenton's softball team had some pretty crazy sleeping schedules, getting on the bus early in the morning to play.
Two days and five games later, the young Camdenton team had finished their tour with four losses and one win on the road.
The first game proved to be the only win for the Lady Lakers, shutting out Reed Springs in an 8-0 win. Two hours later, and the team took their third shutout loss of the season, falling in a 2-0 game to Pierce City. the team finished the day with a 12-6 loss to Logan Rogersville.
Saturday's games both proved to be losses for the Lady Lakers, with another scoreless game for the Lady Lakers in a 1-0 loss, before falling to Waynesville in a 6-4 match.
Monday night's match against Parkview, however, gave the young squad a bounce in their step once again, as they shut out the Vikings with a 15-0 win at home.
Camdenton took the lead in the bottom of the first with a single run scored, but the offense took off in the next three innings, scoring five runs in both the second and the third inning, with another four in fourth.
The errors by the Vikings proved to be very costly, as Camdenton's runners used a number of overthrown balls to steal bases and score multiple times.
Offensively, the bats were on a roll for the young team, while the defense gave up nothing. Pitcher Kelly Uthe only gave up one hit to the opposing team, and her pitches proved to be deadly for the Parkview squad, as they finished the game in five innings, swinging away at Uthe's inside ball.
Camdenton's next match is against Bolivar at home this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. before their final match of the regular season at Dixon on Friday. The team is currently 13-11.
The Osage Lady Indians have been in a funk for the last few games, losing three games in a row before heading to Versailles this past weekend to play in a softball tournament. After a 10-1 win over Eldon (JV), the team would then lose 3-2 against Bunceton.
Returning home for Monday night's match against Richland, the Lady Indians put up numbers similar to the way they did earlier this season, defeating the visitors for a 16-3 win.
Richland started off strong, scoring three runs in the first, but the Lady Indians would answer with a run in the bottom of the first before exploding in the second for eight runs, and would score seven more before the game ended after the fifth due to the mercy rule.
Taylor Good worked from the mound, scattering five hits and striking out seven on the night. Austin Dulle, Briana Jordan, Charity Nelson and Cassidy Graham all finished the night with two hits apiece.
Osage's next match after their Tuesday night game at California is a home game against St. Elizabeth on Thursday before they finish the regular season with back-to-back games against Southern Boone and Blair Oaks next week.