Osage blanks Versailles
School of the Osage did not take long to generate some offense in a battle with Lake area neighbor Versailles Thursday night.
After building an early 4-0 lead after the first two innings, the Indians poured on seven runs in the third to seal an 11-0 win over the visiting Tigers. Osage racked up 12 hits and took advantage of six Versailles errors to lead the charge.
Osage's Carly Ward got things started with an two-RBI single in the first inning and Kerrigan Gamm added a two-run blast in the second to make it 4-0 before the third inning run parade.
Ward and Paige Luttrell finished the day with three hits each while Gamm added two home runs. In the circle, Gamm pitched her way to a five-inning shutout where she allowed three hits and struck out five.
Lindasy Walls picked up two hits to lead the Versailles offense and Maris Ollison provided the other hit for the Tigers. Joscelynn Marriott took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs while Brooklyn James came in relief and allowed a walk in her inning of work.
Osage improved to 7-2 with the win and remains unbeaten in the Tri-County Conference at 3-0. Up next for the Indians is another conference battle on Tuesday when the Indians welcome Hallsville at 5 p.m. Versailles (2-5, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) will look to rebound in a conference battle against California on Tuesday at the same time.
Camdenton cruises past Glendale
Camdenton added another win to its resume on Thursday after taking down Glendale in Ozark Conference action.
After a quiet first inning, the Lakers poured on six runs in the second and never looked back as they racked up 11 hits in the game and took advantage of five Falcon errors.
Haley Wheat, Emma Rakes and Fayth Rakes all had two hits to pace the Camdenton offense while Fayth collected three RBIs and both Emma and Raegan Waters recorded two each respectively. In the circle, pitcher Hailey Farris turned in another solid night with a complete game performance as she struck out 10 while allowing six hits.
Camdenton (5-2, 3-0 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to take on Jefferson City Friday and the Lakers will welcome Columbia Hickman on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Eldon comes up short in contest with California
Eldon was on the short end of a 6-2 defeat to Tri-County Conference foe California on Thursday.
The Pintos built a 4-0 lead after three innings and the Mustangs were not quite able to recover, scoring a single run in the fourth and sixth.
Eldon collected four hits on the night and Madison VanHooser came up with two of them while recording the team's lone RBI. Kayleigh Fike and Savannah Holder provided the other two hits.
VanHooser was also in the circle for the Mustangs and the pitcher worked a complete game where she allowed two earned runs on nine hits while striking out two. California also capitalized on three Eldon errors.
Eldon (1-9, 0-2 Tri-County Conference) will seek to get back on track in a trip to Eugene on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek shuts down Springfield Central
Macks Creek made the trip to Springfield on Thursday to the Killian Sports Complex and came away with a 16 - 0 win over the Central Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Pirates plated nine in their first half of the first and never looked back, adding seven more runs in the second.
Offensively, the Lady Pirates banged out nine hits and were aided by six Lady Bulldog errors. Alyssa Seaholm, Shaylee Skinner, and Bobbie Hilton each collected two hits. Seaholm singled twice and had two RBIs, Skinner had three RBIs on two singles and Hilton collected a single and a double. Lexi Mayer had a three-RBI triple, Kenzie Hicks doubled and Jesse Willis singled.
While her teammates were scoring runs on the offensive side, Bethany Schmidt picked up the win with her three innings of work. She faced 10 batters and allowed no hits while striking out one and hitting one batter. She moves to 1-0 with the win.
Macks Creek moves to 1-2 and the Lady Pirates were scheduled to host Hermitage on Friday before taking a trip to Crocker on Monday at 5 p.m.
Courtesy of Macks Creek School District
Climax Springs hit with tough loss to Halfway
Climax Springs opened its season against Halfway on Thursday and it was a tough start for the Cougars as they fell 20-1 to the Cardinals. Climax Springs (0-1) will visit Marion C. Early on Monday at 4:30 p.m.