Versailles drops game to California and Osage falls to Crocker

Versailles outpaced by California

Versailles packed some bats in a road trip to California on Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Pintos had plenty of bats in store as well as they sent the visitors home with an 11-5 defeat.

It was another tough night for Versailles after an 8-7 loss at Skyline on Wednesday. California jumped out to a 9-0 lead and the Tigers could only manage to chop the deficit to five runs before running out of outs. 

The Tiger offense posted seven hits on the night and was led by the bat of Seth Gideon who recorded two hits and an RBI. Wyatt Espinosa, Brayden Morrison, Kooper Wilson, Kaden McGinnis and Colbey Boicourt all added hits as well while Taylor Dobbins, Espinosa and Boicourt all drove in a run as well. 

The pitching duo of Kade Marriott and Boicourt combined to allow five earned runs on 12 hits while walking two batters and striking out one. 

Versailles falls to 1-12 on the season and 0-6 in the Tri-County Conference. The Tigers will look to rebound on Monday when the Tigers host Eldon at 5 p.m.

Osage comes up short against Crocker

It was a back-and-forth affair Wednesday night when Osage hosted Crocker on its home diamond.

The Indians jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning, but the visitors answered back with three runs in the second. After Osage regained the lead with two runs in the fourth, it disappeared again when the Lions posted two more runs in the fifth. However, Crocker maintained the advantage and poured on four runs in the seventh to come away with a 9-5 win.

Osage's Dalton Depeé, Trey, Rassenfoss, Andrew Bryant and Traygen Whittle all posted hits for the Indians while Michael Lasater, Rassenfoss, Bryant and Whittle all collected an RBI each.

On the mound, pitcher Drake Gaines went six and one-third innings, allowing six runs on five hits while striking out 13. Depeé came in relief to finish things up. 

Osage (4-9, 1-3 Tri-County Conference) will play host to Macks Creek on Friday for a Lake area battle at 4:30 p.m.