Osage falls in walkoff at Calvary Lutheran

Osage was on the road at Calvary Lutheran on Saturday and a few miscues spelled trouble for the Indians as they fell to the hosts 3-2 in walkoff fashion.

With the game tied at two in what proved to be a defensive battle, a Calvary Lutheran single and an error led the winning run to home plate.

Osage’s Carly Ward smacked a solo home run in the second inning to give the Indians an early lead before Calvary Lutheran used a two-run shot over the fence to take back the advantage by the sixth. An RBI single from Gracie Faulkner in the top of the seventh tied it back up before Calvary Lutheran made its rally.

Faulkner, Ward and Payton Good collected multiple hits for the Osage offense that totaled seven on the day. Meanwhile, Ward was on the mound and the pitcher allowed five hits over six innings of work while striking out five.

Osage (5-2, 1-0 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Boonville on Tuesday before hosting Versailles on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Eldon drops three games at Battle Tournament

Eldon faced a tough trio of games at the Battle Tournament in Columbia on Saturday.

The Mustangs fell to Mexico 11-1, Helias 12-0 and the host Spartans 5-3.

Mexico took down the Mustangs in five innings, outhitting Eldon 16 to 3. Madison VanHooser, Chloe Ruark and Savannah Holder each picked up a hit for the Mustangs while VanHooser provided the lone RBI. In the circle, VanHooser allowed 10 earned runs while striking out and walking one batter.

Helias did not make things any easier, putting up 14 hits while Kayleigh Fike and VanHooser recorded the only hits for Eldon in a five-inning defeat. Ruark was charged with eight earned runs and struck out two baters while walking one during her time in the circle.

The finale saw Eldon trail 5-0 through three innings against Battle before the Mustangs managed to chop the deficit with three runs in the fifth. Ruark put up three hits to lead the Eldon bats while VanHooser recorded two. Daija Rudolph, Holder and Lauren Hollenbeck all added a hit each and Rudolph and Holder provided the lone RBIs for the offense. VanHooser was back in the circle and the pitcher allowed four earned runs on nine hits in her five innings of work while walking two and striking out one.

The weekend may not have turned out in Eldon’s favor but VanHooser was named to the All-Tournament team. Eldon (1-8, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to take on California Tuesday before taking a trip to Blair Oaks on Thursday at 5 p.m.