Camdenton falls to Waynesville, Osage cruises by Richland, Eldon drops game to Southern Boone, Versailles falls to Hallsville, Macks Creek outlasts Hermitage and Climax Springs comes up short against Humansville
Late West Plains’ rally leads to tough defeat for Camdenton
It was a tough night on the diamond for Camdenton on Tuesday.
The Lakers hosted Ozark Conference foe West Plains and things were going well for Camdenton as they held a 5-3 lead going into the final inning. Then, three Zizzer runs in the seventh led to a 6-5 defeat.
The Lakers posted five total hits on the night as Andrew DiBello, Dylan Thompson, Brandon Pasley, Nolan Moriearty and Garrett Stamper all got on board. DiBello and Stamper both recorded two RBIs and Moriearty drove in the other run.
The pitching trio of Riley Stidham, Moriearty and Ethan Folks combined to allow four earned runs on eight hits while walking five batters and striking out one.
Camdenton (7-3, 1-3 Ozark Conference) will visit rival Lebanon on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Osage breezes past Richland
The Osage bats were alive and well Tuesday night as the Indians took a trip to Richland and came home with a 17-2 win.
Osage built a 7-2 lead through four innings and an 11-run sixth left no doubt.
Andrew Bryant led the Indians with four hits and four RBIs at the plate as the team finished with 16 total hits for the night. Dalton Depee, Traygen Whittle and Braden McLaughlin also joined him with multiple hits for the evening.
On the mound, Kody Simmons picked up the win for Osage as he went six innings and allowed just two hits and two runs while retiring seven batters via the strikeout.
Osage (4-5, 1-1 Tri-County Conference) will visit California on Thursday for a conference battle at 4:30 p.m.
Eldon falls to Southern Boone
Eldon welcomed Southern Boone to McMillen Field on Tuesday night and the Eagles delivered a tough 5-2 defeat to the Mustangs.
Southern Boone knocked in four runs in the second inning and that proved to be more than enough as Eldon mustered a single run in the third and sixth, being held to just three hits on the evening.
Eldon pitcher Corbin Harrison worked four innings for Eldon and recorded five strikeouts while fellow pitcher Austin Pipes also put up five strikeouts of his own.
The Mustangs fall to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the Tri-County Conference. Eldon will return to the diamond on Friday when the Mustangs host Linn in a makeup game at 5 p.m.
Versailles falls to Hallsville
It was a tough night for Versailles.
The Tigers hosted Hallsville in a Tri-County Conference battle and the visiting Indians walked away with a 24-1 win.
Hallsville posted 22 hits on the night and did not look back with a 15-0 lead after two innings.
Kade Marriott posted the lone hit of the night for the Tigers. A total of four pitchers were used on the mound and the quartet allowed 19 earned runs while walking four and striking out two.
Versailles (1-6, 0-3 Tri-County Conference will host Warsaw on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Macks Creek outlasts Hermitage
Macks Creek's Gage Mashburn and Hermitage's Alex Aubuchon led their respective squads in a pitcher's duel on Tuesday night as the Macks Creek Pirates emerged with a 3-2 victory. The contest featured 30 total strike outs between the two teams.
Hermitage scored their only two runs in the top of the first inning and then Mashburn settled in. His offense backed him up with a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to pull ahead for good.
"We got a chance to see two quality pitchers tonight doing what they do best," Macks Creek skipper Jason Trusty said. “Both were locked in and consistently around the plate tonight."
Mashburn moved his record to 3-0 on the bump this spring with his six and one-third innings of work. He struck out a career-high 16 batters and walked two, allowing just three hits and two runs. Smith recorded his second save of the season, striking out two and walking one.
Offensively, Tanner Smith doubled and Justin Register singled for the only two hits. Both of them scored a run. Hunter Lane walked twice and scored once, Oscar Cortez collected two RBIs on his bunt and Trever Smith had an RBI on his bunt as well.
"Offensively, we waited until the latter half of the game to get anything going. We were able to take advantage of some walks and our two guys laid down some great bunts," added Trusty.
Macks Creek (4-5) traveled to Humansville on Wednesday and will host Climax Springs Thursday at 5 p.m.
Climax Springs comes up short against Humansville
Climax Springs hosted Humansville Tuesday night and the Cougars walked away with a 17-6 loss to the visitors.
Climax Springs (0-7) will visit Macks Creek on Thursday at 5 p.m.