Eldon faces tough competition at Battle Tournament

Eldon took a trip up to Columbia for tournament action over the weekend and it was a tough weekend for the Mustangs as they lost all three games. 

Eldon opened up against Helias and the Crusaders came out swinging putting up nine runs in the first inning and 11 more runs in the second to close it out. Eldon pitcher Lauren Imler took the loss on the mound and the Mustangs managed to put up three hits while Madison VanHooser recorded brought in the lone run. 

Eldon took on Mexico in round two and the Bulldogs defeated the Mustangs by a final score of 11-1 in five innings. 

The Mustang bats produced four hits and Nikki Kidwell led the charge with two of those hits and an RBI. Meanwhile, VanHooser got the start on the mound and was slated with the loss allowing four earned runs on six hits while walking three batters and striking out two.

In the final contest of the weekend, Eldon took on Washington and walked away in a 12-7 defeat. 

The game started out well for the Mustangs who plated four runs in the first inning and led 6-4 after two innings were in the books. However, the opponent kept coming and tied it up by the fourth inning and broke the game wide open with six runs in the fifth.

Hailey Clifton and Camri Bond paced the Mustang offense with three hits each as the team racked up nine total. Clifton finished with two RBIs while Faith Hees and Cassidy Homan brought in the other two runs. 

VanHooser went back to work on the mound where she allowed 10 earned runs on 15 hits while walking a single batter and striking out three. 

Eldon 1-9 will visit California Tuesday night for a conference battle at 5 p.m.

Versailles falls to Russellville

Versailles hosted Russellville on Friday night and it was a tough outing for the Tigers who lost 18-0 in four innings. 

The Tiger offense had trouble getting anything going as they were kept hitless and the five pitchers Versailles sent to the mound allowed 14 hits while walking 11 batters and striking out three. 

Versailles (0-5) will visit Macks Creek on Tuesday night for a lake area battle at 5 p.m.

Osage outlasts Calvary Lutheran

The game could have went either way when School of the Osage and Calvary met on the softball diamond Saturday morning. 

The Indians made sure it went in their favor as they defeated the visitors 5-4. With the score tied up in the sixth inning, Liberty Gamm drove in the winning run with a groundout to the second baseman. 

The Osage bats were led by Gracie Faulkner who had big day at the plate with three hits that included a three-run home run to put the Indians up early. Payton Good drove in the other run for the Indians. 

Meanwhile, the arm of pitcher Skyler Smith kept Osage competitive throughout the contest as she threw a complete game allowing seven hits and a single walk while striking out two. 

Osage (3-3) hosts Warsaw Tuesday night at 5 p.m.

Camdenton blows by Glendale 

Camdenton got back to its winning ways with a 12-0 shutout over Glendale Thursday night. 

The win puts the Lakers at 6-1 on the season as they get ready for a battle with West Plains, who will come to town Tuesday night at 4:30 p.m.