Eldon falls to Fulton
It was a tough home opener for Eldon on Tuesday as the Mustangs fell to Fulton 13-0.
Lauren Hollenbeck picked up the lone hit for the Mustang offense while pitcher Chloe Ruark took the loss in the circle allowing six earned runs on 15 hits and a walk while the Mustangs suffered from six errors.
Eldon (1-5, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) will look to get back on track when conference foe Southern Boone comes to town on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Osage cruises by Tuscumbia
Osage had no trouble adding another win to its resume on Tuesday as the Indians picked up a 13-0 win at Tuscumbia.
Kerrigan Gamm threw a complete game shutout for Osage where she allowed five hits and struck out six.
Payton Good and Carly Ward led the Indian offense early with two-RBI singles in the first inning and Gracie Faulkner’s sacrifice-fly RBI made it 5-0 after the second. Then, Liberty Gamm hit an RBI-single in the fifth before Aly Baker added a three-RBI triple to push the lead to 9-0. Finally, Kerrigan blasted a solo home run in the sixth to keep the bats alive and well while Faulkner, Good and Ward all crossed the plate.
Osage (5-1, 1-0) Tri-County Conference hosts Fatima on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Versailles hit with tough loss at Eugene
Versailles visited Eugene Tuesday night and the Tigers came away with a 15-0 defeat in four innings.
The Versailles bats were kept quiet without a hit while pitcher Joscelynn Marriott allowed 12 earned runs on 18 hits while striking out one. The Tiger defense also committed five errors.
Versailles (1-3) will look to bounce back in a battle with Knob Noster on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek comes up short at Fair Play
The Macks Creek Lady Pirates opened their 2018 fall season and Polk County League conference slate with a trip to Fair Play on Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets came out on top of the visitors 20-10 in five innings.
Macks Creek took an early 2-1 lead after the first inning and led 6-3 after the third. However, Fair Play turned up the offense and brought home 13 runs in the fourth. The Pirates cut the deficit back to 16-10, but four more runs from Fair Play ended the game via the run rule.
"The fourth inning was costly for us. Fair Play got going with putting the ball in play and we just couldn't seem to get a stop," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty commented. "We do have some players in new spots, so we will use this to learn and make ourselves better as a group."
Shaylee Skinner started for the Lady Pirates and took the loss. She worked the first three-and-a-third innings, allowing 12 runs, four earned, on 10 hits while striking out three and walking four.
Lexi Mayer led the offense with three hits and Skinner contributed four RBIs while Caytlin Eidson put up two RBIs and Kenzie Hicks had one. Alyssa Seaholm, Bethany Schmidt, Myra Cortez and Jesse Willis all had a hit as well.
Macks Creek (0-1) will return to the diamond on Tuesday when the Lady Pirates visit Versailles at 5 p.m.
Courtesy of the Macks Creek School District
Camdenton takes down Hillcrest
The Camdenton softball team opened up Ozark Conference play with an 8-2 win over Hillcrest on Tuesday. The Lakers (3-2, 1-0 Ozark Conference) will visit Glendale on Thursday for another conference battle at 4:30 p.m.