Osage cruises past Iberia
School of the Osage hosted Highway 42 neighbor Iberia on the diamond Thursday night where the Indians topped the Rangers by a final score of 13 to 15.
Iberia took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning, but Osage stormed back with four runs in the third, three runs in the fourth and six more runs in the sixth.
The Osage bats were clearly alive and well as the Indians posted 21 total hits on the night. Leading the charge was Payton Good who posted four hits including a 2-run homer in the fourth. Skyler Smith, Arianna Neal and Alby Baker put up three hits of their own and accounted for three RBIs and three runs scored respectively.
The steady arm of Smith earned Osage another win as she threw a complete game allowing nine hits while collecting 12 total strikeouts.
Osage (8-7) finished fourth in the Versailles Invitational over the weekend and up next is a Tri-County Conference battle at California on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek comes up short against Stoutland
The Lady Pirates returned home for the first time in two weeks and fell to the Stoutland Lady Tigers on Friday night, 5-1.
It was a 1-1 game through four innings of play, but Stoutland plated three runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to create the final difference.
Offensively Macks Creek produced four hits and one run, but struck out a season-high 17 times. Shelby Willis paced the offense with a single and two walks. Kali Eidson and Jesse Willis each also singled and Kenzie Hicks banged out an RBI-double. Lensy Spencer walked twice and scored the lone Lady Pirate run.
"We didn't do a very good job adjusting to the hurler tonight," Macks Creek Coach Jason Trusty said. "She hit spots really well and we chased a lot of pitches that were out of the zone as well.
"It's something we will have to keep working on in hopes of finding a way to score runs this late in the season," he added.
Shaylee Skinner suffered the loss for the Lady Pirates. She worked the complete game allowing five runs, three earned, on 10 hits while striking out two and walking one batter.
The Lady Pirates fall to 6-12 with the loss. Macks Creek traveled to take on the Weaubleau Lady Tigers on Monday, visits Halfway on Tuesday to face the Lady Cardinals and then will have Senior Night at home on Thursday against Humansville. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday night.