Versailles falls short against Hallsville
Versailles played host to Hallsville for the regular season finale on Monday night and it was a tough day for the Tigers as they fell 19-2 to the visiting Indians.
Hallsville plated three runs in the first inning and did most of their damage with 16 runs in the second.
The Versailles offense collected three total hits and were led by the bat of Bethany Howard who finished with two hits and an RBI. Analyssa Pence recorded the other hit and Madison Patten put up the other RBI.
The Tigers used four total pitchers Monday night and they combined to allow three earned runs on 18 hits while walking eight batters and striking out two. Versailles was plagued by five errors in the game.
Versailles ends the regular season at 1-19 and will take on New Bloomfield in the first round of district play at California Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Eldon shutout by Battle
Eldon took a trip up to Columbia on Monday night to face Battle and the hosts sent the Mustangs home with an 11-0 defeat in five innings.
It was just a 3-0 game through two innings, but the Spartans opened things up with eight runs in the second and did not look back.
Eldon’s bats were kept quiet as they faced a tough Battle pitcher that threw a no hitter and allowed just a single walk. The pitching duo of Lauren Hollenbeck and Lauren Imler allowed six earned runs on nine hits while walking seven batters.
Eldon ends the regular season at 4-22 and 2-5 in the Tri-County Conference. The Mustangs will fight to keep their season alive when they face Buffalo in district tournament action at Bolivar on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek comes up short against Walnut Grove
The Lady Pirates concluded their regular season with a 7-5 loss to the visiting Walnut Grove Lady Tigers on Monday.
Walnut Grove took a 4-2 lead after the first inning and extended it to 7-3 after the fourth. Macks Creek battled back with a run in the fifth and sixth, but could not close the gap.
"We've been finding a way to compete at the end of the year here," Macks Creek skipper Jason Trusty said. "We've found ways to battle back and to stay in games."
Shaylee Skinner took the loss for the Lady Pirates with her complete game effort. She allowed seven runs, three earned, on six hits while striking out five, walking three and hitting one batter. She finishes the regular season at 4-9 in the circle.
Shelby Willis paced Macks Creek with a three-for-four night that included two doubles, a single, a run scored and an RBI. Madeline Phillips walked three times and scored two runs, Kali Eidson walked, singled, and scored, Mylee Hicks reached on an error and doubled in a run, Hannah Roofener reached on errors twice, singled, and scored a run, and Jesse Willis singled. Lensy Spencer reached on an error in the seventh inning.
Macks Creek finishes the regular season with a 7-15 mark. They are the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Class 1 District 4 Tournament being played at Hermitage. They will take on the fourth-seeded Humansville Lady Tigers on Wednesday night at 5 p.m.
Story courtesy of Macks Creek School District