Eldon cruises past Versailles
Eldon did not waste any time putting runs on the board Tuesday night at Versailles.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 13-0 lead after two innings of play and did not look back as they went on to secure a 21-0 shutout in a four inning game.
The Eldon offense produced nine hits and took advantage of 10 Tiger errors. Sophomore Madison VanHooser and junior Hailey Clifton led the bats with two hits and two RBIs each while sophomore Kayleigh Fike, junior Camri Bond and sophomore Faith Hees also produced two RBIs respectively. Also bringing in runs were senior Nikki Kidwell, sophomore Lauren Imler, freshman Elizabeth Rush and fellow freshman Madison Witt.
VanHooser got the call to pitch for the Mustangs and she delivered allowing just three hits in four innings of work while also delivering six strikeouts.
Meanwhile, Versailles brought out four pitchers Tuesday night and the group allowed a combined nine earned runs while walking five batters and striking out four. Lauren Garrison, Maddie Patten and Bethany Howard produced the team’s three hits on the night.
Eldon (2-15) will be back in action Thursday night when the Mustangs take a trip to Hallsville for a contest at 5 p.m. Versailles (1-13) will play host to Southern Boone Thursday night for a contest scheduled at the same time.
Camdenton rallies past Smith-Cotton
Camdenton visited Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tuesday night and the Lakers delivered with some late-inning magic once again for an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
Trailing 7-3 after five innings and 7-6 heading into the final inning of play, Camdenton produced two runs to regain the lead and held on to win it.
The Lakers outhit their opponents 18 to four, but were simply unable to produce many runs early. Emma Rakes, who pitched four innings Tuesday night, was one of her own best assets as she led the bats with four hits on the night. Kylie Moore produced three hits and Jillian Selander, Shelby Webster, Haile Farris, Emma Uthe and Sydney Jones all recorded two hits as well. Webster totaled three RBIs on the night, Moore finished with two and Rakes, Selander and Farris knocked in a run each.
Rakes got the start on the mound and Farris finished with the final three innings. Together, they combined to allow four earned runs while walking seven batters, striking out eight and overcoming four Laker errors.
Camdenton (14-5) will host Parkview in an Ozark Conference showdown on Monday night at 4:30 p.m.
Macks Creek comes up short in shootout with Richland
Macks Creek and Richland locked horns for what turned into an offensive contest on Tuesday night, with the Lady Bears coming out on top with an 18-13 win.
The Lady Pirates took an early 5-0 lead midway through the second inning, but Richlad answered with eight runs in the bottom of the second, added three runs in the third, six runs in the fifth and another run in the sixth. Meanwhile, Macks Creek produced two runs every inning from the fourth inning on, but it would not be enough.
"We have been in a bit of an offensive funk at the plate for over a week now and it was nice to see our bats really break out tonight," Macks Creek head coach Jason Trusty said. "We finally found some holes that had eluded us for a while and I'm proud of the way we battled.
"We came up short, but we played a good game on both sides of the ball tonight,” the skipper added.
Offensively the Lady Pirates banged out nine hits, but were also able to draw 11 walks.
"Our approach was simple: stay within our zone and put the ball in play. We were able to put runners on and then put the ball in play more consistently tonight," Trusty said.
Madeline Phillips and Lensy Spencer paced the offense for the Lady Pirates with a two-for-four night each at the plate. Phillips banged out two doubles, scored three runs, and had three RBIs as well as a walk. Spencer singled twice, scored three runs as well, walked, and reached on an error. Shelby Willis reached on an error, walked twice, scored twice, and had a 2-RBI double, Mylee Hicks doubled, scored, and walked; Hannah Roofener tripled in a run and scored two runs and Kenzie Hicks singled and scored once. Kali Eidson walked twice, reached on an error and scored a run, and Shaylee Skinner walked twice.
Skinner took the loss for Macks Creek. She worked a total of four innings, allowing 13 runs, 11 earned, on 14 hits while striking out two and walking two. She falls to 3-6. Bethany Schmidt worked two-plus innings, allowing five runs on two hits while walking three and hitting one batter.
Macks Creek drops to 5-11 with the loss. Macks Creek is back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on the Springfield Central Lady Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m., before playing host to the Stoutland Lady Tigers on Friday at 5 p.m.
Story courtesy of Macks Creek School District