Osage shuts down Warsaw, Camdenton outlasts Marshfield, Eldon takes tough loss at Blair Oaks and Versailles falls in rally to Iberia
Osage shuts down Warsaw
Osage was in the zone Monday night against Warsaw.
After narrowly finishing second in the Russellville Tournament championship where the Indians rallied and just ran out of outs in an 11-10 defeat, the team got back on track and left no doubt in a 9-0 Tri-County Conference win over the Wildcats. Solid pitching and some bats made the difference.
On the mound, Drake Gaines got the start and allowed just two hits over five innings of work while striking out nine. Michael Lasater took care of the rest and allowed just a single hit in his two innings.
Meanwhile, the Osage bats busted out eight total hits and were led by Andrew Bryant and Braden McLaughlin who turned in a multi-hit performance.
The Indians improved to 7-12 and 2-4 in the conference. Osage was scheduled to visit Climax Springs on Tuesday before hosting Blair Oaks on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton outlasts Marshfield
Camdenton found a way to preserve the lead Monday night at Marshfield.
The Lakers held off every rally, including two runs in the seventh, to secure a 6-5 win on the road.
Paxton DeLaurent led the Laker offense with two hits and two RBIs while Dylan Thompson also drove in two runs of his own. Cole Linch brought in a run as well as the team collected seven total hits from six different players.
The pitching of Riley Stidham and Linch got the job done as the two combined to allow five earned runs off nine hits while walking and striking out three.
Camdenton (11-9, 1-6 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to host Joplin Tuesday before visiting Hillcrest on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Eldon takes tough loss at Blair Oaks
Eldon was on the road Monday night at Blair Oaks and the Falcons did not make the welcome a comfortable one as they took down the Mustangs 10-0 in five innings.
Eldon was held to just two hits while Blair Oaks put up nine and Austin Pipes managed to record three strikeouts in his time on the mound.
Eldon (4-10, 4-3 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Centralia on Tuesday before hosting Iberia on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Versailles falls in rally to Iberia
Victory was within reach for Versailles on Monday night at Iberia.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Rangers had a different outcome in mind as they piled on four runs in the seventh to earn a 5-4 win in walkoff fashion.
“We had a chance to win one, but just could not quite finish it out,” Versailles coach Jason Ollison said. “The boys are getting better.”
Trailing 1-0 early, Versailles built up a 4-1 lead by the sixth inning until the fateful seventh took place.
Brayden Morrison led the Tigers with two of the team’s six hits and Colbey Boicourt posted two RBIs.
Versailles used three pitchers and the trio combined to allow five earned runs on six hits while walking six and striking out two.
Versailles (1-17, 0-7 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Calvary Lutheran on Tuesday before visiting Cole Camp on Monday at 5 p.m.