Macks Creek rallies for Senior Night win over Humansville
The Macks Creek Lady Pirates welcomed the Humansville Lady Tigers to town on Thursday for Senior Night and won in come-from-behind fashion, 7-6.
After seeing Humansville plate the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, Macks Creek plated two of their own to post the win.
After a ground out to lead off the bottom half of the inning, senior Shelby Willis beat out a throw on a ground ball to the short stop for a single. Then she moved to second when the late throw sailed by the first baseman. Senior Kali Eidson then blooped a single to right, moving Willis to third and herself to second on the throw to third. Senior Mylee Hicks then laid down a bunt. Willis was trapped in a rundown between third and home , but managed to get back to third to load the bases.
During the next at-bat, Lexi Mayer hit a ball to center that bounced in and out of the glove of the center fielder, allowing both Willis and Eidson to score with the tying and winning runs.
"We came up on the other side of a walk-off on Tuesday," Macks Creek skipper Jason Trusty recalled. "I'm glad we played with the same resiliency tonight that we did then, because tonight we built off that and played a more complete game.
"What a way for us to celebrate Senior Night!"
Shaylee Skinner picked up the win for the Lady Pirates in relief of starter Bethany Schmidt. She moves to 4-8 with the win. Skinner worked six-and-two-thirds innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits while striking out five and walking one. Schmidt last one-third of an inning and was tagged for four runs, one earned, on two hits to go along with two walks.
Offensively, the Lady Pirates were led by Willis and Kali Eidson's two hits each. Willis singled twice, walked once, reached on an error, and scored four runs while Eidson collected two singles, a run scored and an RBI. Madeline Phillips singled and scored, Mayer singled once, was hit-by-a-pitch, scored a run, and had the game-winning ball in play in the seventh. Jesse Willis singled and reached on a fielder's choice, Hicks reached on a fielder's choice and Hannah Roofener reached on an error.
Macks Creek improves to 7-14 with the win. The Lady Pirates were scheduled to host Walnut Grove on Monday and they will face Humansville again in the Class 1 District 4 Tournament in Hermitage on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Story courtesy of the Macks Creek School District
Eldon falls late in battle with Helias
Eldon and visiting Helias played a little extra softball Thursday night.
The game went into extra innings and Helias managed to plate two runs in the eighth. The Mustangs were unable to answer and the end result was a 7-5 defeat.
Eldon racked up 13 total hits with Madison VanHooser and Hailey Clifton leading the way with three hits and two RBIs each. Elizabeth Rush posted two hits of her own for the Mustangs and was responsible for the other RBI.
VanHooser got the call to pitch for Eldon and pitched all eight innings allowing 13 hits and six earned runs with a strikeout.
Eldon (4-21, 2-5 Tri-County) was scheduled to visit Battle for the regular season finale on Monday and up next is district tournament action in Bolivar where the Mustangs will take on Buffalo on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Versailles loses at Jamestown
Versailles visited Jamestown Friday night and the Tigers came away with a 14-2 defeat in five innings.
The Tigers posted three total hits and Madison Patten led the offense with two hits and two RBIs while Anna Knoerle provided the other hit.
Pitcher Brooklyn James took the loss allowing four hits and three earned runs while walking six batters. The defense committed 10 errors in the game.
Versailles (1-19) was scheduled to host Hallsville Monday night in the regular season finale and up next is the district tournament in California where the Tigers will take on New Bloomfield on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Osage powers past St. Elizabeth
Osage brought the bats when they needed it.
The Indians hosted St. Elizabeth Thursday night and with the game tied at 3 in the fifth inning, Osage plated six more runs to enjoy a 9-3 win.
A sacrifice fly RBI from Paige Luttrell sealed it for the Indians. Osage posted 10 total hits and Arianna Neal and Payton Good led the way with three hits each while Kerrigan Gamm finished with two hits and two RBIs and Luttrell posted a hit with three RBIs.
On the mound was Skyler Smith who added another win to the resume as she allowed six hits and struck out six batters in a complete game performance.
Osage (11-9 4-2 Tri-County) was scheduled to host Southern Boone Monday night to wrap up the regular season. Up next is district tournament action at Bolivar on Thursday night where the Indians will take on the host school at 5:30 p.m.