Eldon tops California, Osage loses shootout to Russellville, Versailles blanked by Southern Boone and Macks Creek shuts out Stoutland

Eldon tops California

Eldon jumped back in the win column Monday night. 

The Mustangs were on the road at California and a three-run fifth inning put the visitors over the top in a 6-4 win over the Pintos.

Austin Pipes paced the Eldon bats with three hits on the day while Tate Warny added two to make up five of the team's nine hits. Charlie Mays and Corbin Harrison provided RBIs as well to help fuel the offense. 

On the mound, pitcher Dawson Brandt went five and one-third innings and recorded six strikeouts to help keep the Pintos at bay. 

Eldon (2-4, 2-2 Tri-County Conference) is scheduled to face Bolivar on Tuesday and will return to action this weekend for the Boonville Tournament on Friday and Saturday. 

Osage falls to Russellville in shootout

There were plenty of runs scored when Osage hosted Russellville on the diamond Monday night. 

Unfortunately for the hosts, the visitors scored the majority of them in 26-13 win. 

The offensive slugfest began immediately as Osage held a 4-3 lead after the first inning. However, Russellville continued to attack adding eight runs in the second and the Indians could not quite keep up as they were outhit 20 to 12.

The Osage offense was led by Mason Clarke and Trey Rassenfoss who both posted four RBIs on the day. Rassenfoss picked up three of those RBIs on a home run in the fourth. Braden McLaughlin, Austin Magnuson, Isaac Yoder, Kody Simmons and Michael Lasater also added some RBIs and Traygen Whittle, Magnuson, Clarke and McLaughlin all finished with multiple hits. 

On the mound, Rassenfoss got the start and allowed 11 runs over two innings on eight hits. Yoder and Lasater came in relief to finish the game, trying to find a way to tame the bats of the visitors. 

Osage (4-8, 1-3 Tri-County Conference)  will play host to Crocker on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Versailles blanked by Southern Boone

Versailles was on the road Monday night at Southern Boone and the Tigers found it difficult to generate some offense as they fell to the Eagles in an 8-0 shutout.

Versailles was held to just three hits on the night and two of them came from Kaden McGinnis while Taylor Dobbins also added a hit. 

On the mound, McGinnis got the start and the pitcher worked the first four innings allowing five earned runs on nine hits while walking two batters and striking out seven. Andy Clemens worked the rest of the night allowing a single hit and a walk with two strikeouts. 

Versailles (1-10, 0-5 Tri-County Conference) will look to bounce back in a trip to California Thursday night at 5 p.m.

Macks Creek sails past Stoutland

The Macks Creek Pirates moved back to .500 with a 10-0 win over the visiting Stoutland Tigers on Monday night.

Macks Creek jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and never looked back as the Pirates outhit Stoutland 12 to two. 

"We hit the ball up and down the lineup tonight and put some pressure on them offensively," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said. 

Senior pitcher Gage Mashburn picked up his fourth win and remained unbeaten with four and two-thirds innings of work. The righty scattered two hits over the innings while striking out 11, walking one and hitting two. Hunter Lane relieved and struck out the only batter he faced.

Offensively for the Pirates, Mashburn helped his cause with a four-for-four night at the dish. He collected two singles, two doubles, one run scored, and four RBIs. Justin Register also collected two singles, scored twice and had an RBI. Colton Walter singled and scored. Lane singled, walked twice, scored a run and had an RBI. Grant English singled, reached twice on errors and scored two runs. Trever Smith doubled in two runs, and Tanner Smith walked, doubled and scored two runs. Oscar Cortez collected an infield single and was hit by a pitch. Carsen Strutz scored a run in the contest as well.

Macks Creek now sits at 6-6 overall and will take on Skyline on the road Tuesday night before visiting Osage for a Lake area battle on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Courtesy of the Macks Creek School District