Macks Creek shuts down Wheatland

Macks Creek had the opportunity to play its first game of the year on Thursday and the Pirates did not let it go to waste.

After a rain-out on Tuesday cancelled the home and season opener, the Macks Creek Pirates were able to get their first game in. When the dust cleared the Pirates came away with an 18-2, five-inning win over the visiting Wheatland Mules.

Macks Creek struck first with a run in the first inning and followed that up with another tally in the second. Then, the Pirates busted the game wide open with eight runs in the third and fourth inning to seal the win.

Macks Creek pitcher Gage Mashburn picks up the win with his three-plus innings of work. He allowed an unearned run to go along with seven strikeouts, one walk, and one hit batsman. Justin Register relieved and worked the final two frames, allowing one run on one hit while striking out three and walking one.

Meanwhile, Hunter Lane paced the offense for the Pirates with two hits in two official at-bats, three RBIs and two runs scored. He was also hit-by-a-pitch and walked.

His teammates were pretty productive in their trips to the plate as well.

Grant English also banged out two singles, scored twice and had an RBI, as well as a walk. Colten Walter had an RBI-single, scored twice and an RBI on a bases loaded walk. Cole Register had a two-RBI-double, an RBI on a bases loaded walk, two runs scored and two walks. Trever Smith had a two-RBI-single, a walk, and scored once. Justin walked twice, was beaned once and scored three times. Mashburn was walked twice, hit twice, and scored twice, and Oscar Cortez walked twice and scored two runs. Tanner Smith walked three times, had an RBI and scored two runs.

"It was good to get out and play today," Macks Creek Coach Jason Trusty said. "Gage and Justin threw well and offensively we started slow, but got things going in the last couple of innings."

The Pirates were scheduled to be back in action on Saturday in a doubleheader with Cole Camp and Lincoln at Lincoln on Saturday and it was a tough day for the Pirates as they fell to the hosts 13-0 and Cole Camp by a final score of 15-2.

Macks Creek (1-2) will begin a busy week with games at Hermitage and Humansville with a home game against Stover sandwiched in-between. The Pirates and Hornets will go to battle on Monday with first pitch at Hermitage being slated for 5 p.m.

Courtesy of the Macks Creek School District

Osage drops game to Waynesville

School of the Osage took on Waynesville on Friday and it was a tough day for the Indians as they fell 18-4 to the Tigers.

Waynesville posted eight runs in the third, two in the sixth and added eight more in the seventh. A total of four errors and eight walks did not make things any easier for the Indians.

Kody Simmons started for Osage and the pitcher allowed six runs on five hits over two innings while striking out and walking a single batter. Depeé, Lasater, Isaac Yoder and Braden McLaughlin all came in to do some relief work the rest of the way.

The Osage offense was led by Rassenfoss, Depeé, McLaughlin, Austin Magnuson and Bryant as they all posted one hit each.

Osage (0-3) will look to get on the right track on Tuesday when the Indians visit Hallsville in their Tri-County Conference opener at 5 p.m.

Eldon drops doubleheader with California and Mexico

Eldon visited California on Saturday for doubleheader action against the Pintos and Mexico.

Unfortunately for the Mustangs, it resulted in a pair of losses as Eldon fell to California 4-3 and Mexico 8-3.

Eldon took on Tri-County Conference foe California in the first contest and held a 3-1 lead through five innings when the Pinots put up three runs in the sixth to create the final margin.

Charlie Mays, Austin Pipes and Andrew Rodriguez all had an RBI each as the Mustangs posted four total hits. Meanwhile, Pipes got the start on the mound and the pitcher worked five innings and recorded five strikeouts.

In the second matchup Eldon initially held a 1-0 lead, but Mexico posted two runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings and the Bulldogs took advantage of eight Mustang errors.

Tate Warny led the Eldon bats with three RBIs on two hits as the Mustangs finished the day with seven total hits. On the mound, the duo of Dawson Brandt and Fisher Snelling combined to allow seven hits while recording seven strikeouts.

Eldon (0-2) is scheduled to host Hallsville on Monday  at 5 p.m.,and will visit Fulton on Tuesday at 5 p.m.