Camdenton softball pushes past Kickapoo
It turned out to be a defensive battle when Camdenton and Kickapoo met on the diamond Tuesday night.
The Lakers and Chiefs were scoreless through four innings, but after Kickapoo pushed a run across in the top of the fifth, Camdenton answered back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and that was enough to send Kickapoo home with a 3-1 defeat.
Sydney Jones led the Laker bats with two of the team’s six total hits on the night and Haile Farris added two RBIs while Shelby Webster drove in the other run. Good thing too, because it provided Farris another win in the circle as she threw another complete game allowing just three hits while striking out 12.
Camdenton (6-3, 4-0 Ozark Conference) will head up to Jefferson City this weekend for the Jefferson City Tournament which will run Friday and Saturday.
Osage overpowers Hallsville
School of the Osage did not forget to bring its bats when Hallsville came to town for a Tri-County Conference showdown Tuesday night.
The Indians piled on 14 hits and it resulted in a 10-3 win over the visitors.
Trailing 1-0 early in the first inning, Payton Good, Liberty Gamm and Paige Luttrell all drove in a run to gain a 3-1 advantage. Osage managed to add two more runs in the third and fifth and it began with Avery Faulkner’s two-RBI single to push the lead to 5-1 before Maddie Arwood added an RBI on a groundout and Kerrigan Gamm punched through an RBI single in the fifth.
Then, Luttrell came back with an RBI-double in the sixth. A groundout from Faulkner drove in another run and Luttrell eventually touched home plate on a passed ball before the damage was done.
Luttrell, Faulkner, Reese Good and Gamm all had multi-hit games and Luttrell had a perfect day at the plate as she went 4-4. In the circle, Gamm went all seven innings and allowed just three runs on seven hits while striking out three.
Osage (8-3, 4-0 Tri-County Conference) will take a trip to Eugene on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Eldon blanked by Eugene
It was a tough road trip for Eldon Tuesday night as the Mustangs fell at Eugene 10-0.
The Eagles secured a 3-0 lead through two innings and six runs in the third busted the game wide open before the home side added their final run in the fourth.
The Mustangs were held to just two hits on the night from the bats of Hailey Clifton and Elizabeth Rush. In the circle, pitcher Madison VanHooser allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits while walking two batters and striking out one in four innings of work.
Eldon (1-11, 0-3 Tri-County Conference) will return to action Tuesday night when the Mustangs host Sedalia Smith-Cotton at 5 p.m.
Versailles comes up short against California
Versailles played host to California in Tri-County Conference action Tuesday night and the Tigers came up a few runs short in a 5-2 loss to the Pintos.
After California took an early lead, Versailles managed to tie the game back up at 2-2 in the third inning before the Pintos added two more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth while the Tigers were unable to respond.
Madison Lucas-Avey paced the Tiger offense with two of the team’s four hits and an RBI while Joscelynn Marriott provided the other RBI and both Lauren Garrison and Analyssa Pence added a hit each. Marriott took the loss in the circle after pitching a complete game and allowing three earned runs on 11 hits while walking one batter and striking out two.
Versailles (2-6, 0-2 Tri-County Conference) visits Richland on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek shutout by Wheatland
The Macks Creek Lady Pirates and the Wheatland Lady Mules got together on Tuesday night for a Polk County League softball game. It was the Lady Mules emerging with an 8 – 0 win over the visitors.
Wheatland held just a 3-0 lead through five innings, but added five runs in the sixth for some insurance. Meanwhile, Macks Creek mustered two hits from the bats of Bobbie Hilton and Alyssa Seaholm.
"We keep hitting the ball right at people, but tonight we seemed to get under it a little more than we have been," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said. “Offensively we are just not scoring runs."
Shaylee Skinner took the loss for the Lady Pirates with her six innings of work to fall to 0 - 3. She was touched for eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits while striking out two and walking six.
The Lady Pirates fall to 1 - 4 (0 - 2 PCL). Macks Creek is off until the Weaubleau Tournament on Friday.
Courtesy of Macks Creek School District