Macks Creek season ends in tough loss to Humansville

The Macks Creek Lady Pirates saw their season come to an end at the hands of the fourth-seeded Humansville Lady Tigers on Thursday night, 1-0.

Each team had ample opportunities to plate runs in the early-goings, but it was an unearned error in the bottom of the sixth that was the difference in the game. With two outs in the inning Humansville's Abby Burrow walked. On the following play, Katelyn Hoskins hit a ball to short. The fielder tried to tag Burrows but the ball bounced out of her glove and both runners advanced. Lexi Brewer then hit a ball that pulled the first baseman off the bag, and the throw to first was late.  Burrows had continued to run and was able to score the only run of the contest.

Macks Creek had a chance to tie the game in the seventh. With two outs Kali Eidson doubled over the head of the center fielder and moved to third on a passed ball. Mylee Hicks again hit a hard ball, this time to third, where it was bobbled. Hicks sprinted down the line and almost beat the throw, but was thrown out by a small margin and the game ended with Humansville on top.

"This is a game of inches. We felt she was safe, but the call didn't go our way tonight," Macks Creek Head Coach Jason Trusty said. "We did have plenty of chances to score outside of the seventh tonight, but we just weren't able to execute and get them in.

"We battled until the end and I hate to see our season come to an end," he added.

Offensively the Lady Pirates outhit the Lady Tigers eight to four. Eidson singled and doubled while Madeline Phillips, Shelby Willis, Hicks, Jesse Willis, Kenzie Hicks, and Caytlin Eidson all singled. Phillips and Shelby each walked once and Kenzie walked twice.  Caytlin also reached on a fielder's choice.

Shaylee Skinner took the loss for Macks Creek in the circle. She worked six innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits while striking out one and walking four.

Macks Creek finished its season at 7-16 while the Lady Tigers improve to 7-16. 

Courtesy of Macks Creek School District

Eldon ends the season with loss to Buffalo

Eldon took on Buffalo in the first round of district play Thursday night in Bolivar and saw its season come to an end with an 8-5 loss to Buffalo.

Both teams plated a run in the first inning, but Buffalo's four runs in the third inning and three runs in the seventh created a gap that the Mustangs could not overcome. 

Eldon racked up eight total hits as a team as Madison VanHooser led the way with two of those hits respectively. Elizabeth Rush knocked in two RBIs while Taylor Conn and Nikki Kidwell brought in an RBI each. 

Meanwhlie, the pitching duo of Lauren Hollenbeck and VanHooser allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits while walking and striking out two batters. 

Eldon ends the year at 4-22.

Versailles comes up short in district action against New Bloomfield

Versailles opened up the postseason with a contest against New Bloomfield on Thursday night at California and the Tigers fell short in a 15-0 loss in three innings. 

New Bloomfield took a 3-0 lead after the first and did most of its damage with 10 runs in the second. 

Madison Patten was the lone Tiger to record a hit and the pitching duo of Patten and Lauren Garrison combined to allow five earned runs on seven hits while walking 13 batters and striking out one. The Tigers also committed four errors in the game. 

Versailles ends the season at 1-20.