Camdenton falls in tough district battle with Rock Bridge

One single run made all the difference Saturday afternoon in an opening round district game in Jefferson City between Camdenton and Rock Bridge (20-10).

Unfortunately for the Lakers, that run went to the Bruins in a 1-0 defeat that ended the Lakers’ season.

Rock Bridge picked up their lone run in the third inning and were held to just three hits by Camdenton pitcher Parker Stidham who also struck out four batters in his six innings of work. Meanwhile, the Lakers were held to just two hits of their own from Brogun Betta and Austin Carter.

Camdenton ends their 2017 campaign with a record of 9-15.

Eldon shutout by Marshfield

Eldon visited Marshfield on Saturday for an opening round district game and it was a tough day for the Mustangs who saw their season conclude with a 3-0 defeat to the host school.

“I felt our guys fought hard, however we had several questionable calls not go our way,” Eldon coach Chad Hinds said. “I am very proud of the guys for the way they handled themselves and very proud of the way they all played this year. We had solid pitching and great defense.”

Eldon pitching duo Drew Rodriguez and Corbin Harrison combined to allow five hits and three walks while striking out 11 batters. Offensively, the Mustangs were held to just three hits from the bat of Adam Neighbors, Trenton Kidwell and Dawson Brandt.

“Our bats fell a little short today, but that happens. It’s baseball and we cannot always be perfect,” Hinds noted. “I just wish we could have kept playing and kept our seniors a little longer. To my seniors, I wish them well and the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Eldon ends the season at 11-7.

Osage blanked by Buffalo

School of the Osage began its postseason with a first-round district game against Buffalo in Marshfield on Saturday and the Indians came home with a 3-0 defeat.

Buffalo picked up a single run in the first inning and added a little insurance with two more runs in the third. Both sides collected four hits each, but the Bison were able to capitalize on three Indian errors.

Osage’s Drake Gaines, Trey Rassenfoss and Braden McLaughlin all collected hists to try and spark the Indian offense, but in the end the team left six baserunners stranded.

Osage’s season ends with a record of 5-11.

Versailles comes up short with season-ending loss to Warsaw

Versailles opened up district play with a contest against Warsaw in California Friday night and the Tigers saw their season end with a tough 4-3 loss.

All the damage was done early as the Tigers opened up with three runs in the first inning and the Wildcats added four runs in the second. That would be the last time either side scored the rest of the way.

The Versailles offense collected six total hits and the bats of Brayden Morrison and Clyde Hoxworth led the way with two hits each. Wyatt Espinosa and Gage Smith provided the other hits while David Connor, Smith and Hoxworth recorded the three RBIs.

On the mound, Kade Marriott and Brett Clemens combined to allow seven hits and three walks while striking out eight batters respectively.

Versailles ends the season at 5-12.