Macks Creek powers past Climax Springs, Camdenton falls to rival Lebanon, Osage comes up short at California and Versailles has tough night against Warsaw
Macks Creek powers past Climax Springs
There was plenty of offense on display Thursday night in Macks Creek as the Pirates welcomed their neighbor Climax Springs for a show on the diamond.
Macks Creek put together the majority of it and had little trouble taking care of business against the Cougars on Thursday as the Pirates came away with a 21-5 win in five innings.
Macks Creek senior pitcher Justin Register moved to 2-1 with the win. He worked the first four innings and allowed five runs on five hits while striking out 11 and walking two. Sophomore Cole Register worked the fifth and retired all three hitters he faced by strike out.
Blake Baum started for the Cougars and took the loss. He worked the first two and one-third innings, allowing 13 runs, five earned, on eight hits while striking out four and walking five. Jacob Bryant threw one inning and was touched for six runs, five earned, on six hits while walking two. Dakota Davis worked the last two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs on one hit to go along with one walk and one strike out.
Offensively, Gage Mashburn paced the 15-hit attack of the Pirates with a three-for-four night at the dish. He singled twice, doubled once, scored three runs, and collected two RBIs. Trever Smith and Tanner Smith each went two-for-two. Trever walked twice, singled twice, had two RBIs, and scored a run. Tanner singled twice, scored twice, and was beaned twice to go along with two RBIs.
Hunter Lane collected two singles, an RBI, and two runs scored and Cole Register doubled, singled, scored two runs, and had three RBIs. Justin Register singled in a run, scored three times, had an RBI, and walked. Oscar Cortez singled in a run, scored three times, and walked twice, and Grant English singled in a run, walked and scored. Braden Bowman singled in two runs and scored two as a courtesy runner before hitting, Colton Walter reached on an error and scored once, Keith Edelman walked twice, scored once, and had an RBI and Carsen Strutz reached on an error.
The Climax Springs offense did some damage of its own, especially with the long ball. Blake Baum homered, singled, had an RBI, and scored two runs to pace the Cougars. Jacob Bryant singled, walked and scored two runs, and Jake Reed hit a three-run shot and scored once. Dakota Davis also singled in the contest and Cole Smith walked.
Macks Creek moves to 5-6 with the win and Climax Springs falls to 0-8. The Pirates are back in action on Monday as they play host to Stoutland at 5 p.m. Climax Springs will return to the diamond on Tuesday as it hosts Hermitage at 4:30 p.m.
Camdenton falls to rival Lebanon
A late offensive surge from Lebanon spelled trouble for Camdenton Thursday night.
The Lakers were on the road and the Yellowjackets plated all seven of their runs in the fifth and sixth innings to notch a 7-3 win over the visitors. After protecting a slim 2-0 lead for most of the night, Camdenton was able to add just one more run in the seventh before running out of outs.
The Camdenton bats were led by Dylan Thompson, Riley Stidham and Austin Carter who all picked up one hit each as the team was held to just three hits on the evening. Carter drove in a run as well for the team's lone RBI.
Jack Welsh got the start on the mound for Camdenton and the pitcher went four innings, allowing six earned runs on four hits while waking eight batters and striking out two. Ethan Folks came in relief and allowed a single earned run off one hit while walking two batters of his own.
Camdenton (7-4, 1-4 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to host Russellville Friday night and will play host to Rolla on Monday for another conference battle at 6:30 p.m.
Osage drops heartbreaker to California
Victory was in sight for Osage Thursday night at California.
The Indians held a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh, but the Pintos had a different outcome in mind as a walkoff two-run homer led to a 5-4 defeat. California had actually trailed by three runs heading into the final inning, but rallied with four runs to seal it.
The Osage bats were led by Traygen Whittle who posted two hits while Trey Rassenfoss, Austin Magnuson, Dalton Depeé and Braden McLaughlin all added a hit. Andrew Bryant, Drake Gaines and Rassenfoss all had an RBI as well.
On the mound, Gaines got the start for Osage and the pitcher went six innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out eight batters. Michael Lasater came in and worked two-thirds of an inning in relief.
Osage (4-6, 1-2 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Hallsville on Friday and will host Russellville on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Versailles has tough night against Warsaw
Versailles hosted Warsaw for a Tri-County Conference battle Thursday night and it the Wildcats did not forget to bring their bats as they picked up a 16-1 win over the Tigers.
Versailles was outhit 21 to six and the Wildcats built a 7-1 lead by the third inning.
Kade Marriott led the way offensively for Versailles with two hits while Taylor Dobbins and Wyatt Espinosa collected the other two hits. On the mound, the Tigers utilized four pitchers and they combined to allow 11 earned runs while walking four batters and striking out five.
Versailles falls to 1-7 and 0-4 in the Tri-County Conference. The Tigers will be in doubleheader action on Saturday when they take on Russellville and Harrisburg at Russellville. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.