Eldon pushes past Versailles, Camdenton blows by Smith-Cotton, Osage outpaced by Bolivar and Macks Creek falls to Richland

Late surge pushes Eldon past Versailles

Eldon found an answer Tuesday night in its annual Highway 52 battle with Versailles.

Trailing by a single run with only six outs to go, the Mustangs rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead for a 6-3 win over the Tigers.

Eldon racked up 11 hits on the night as Madison VanHooser, Loryn Hollenbeck, Elizabeth Rush and Camri Bond put up two hits each while Daija Rudolph, Hailey Clifton and Alivia Beanland contributed a hit. VanHooser, Clifton and Hollenbeck provided an RBI each and the Mustangs took advantage of four Versailles errors.

Hollenbeck was credited with the win in the circle as she went six innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out two. Chloe Ruark picked up the save in an inning of relief, allowing a single run on one hit while walking three.

Versailles’ Joscelynn Marriott kept the Tigers fighting as she recorded three hits and an RBI to lead the offense while Ellie Dunnaway added two hits and Maris Ollison, Madison Lucas-Avey, Anna Knoerle and Bethany Howard each had a hit. The bat of Lucas-Avey drove in the other two runs.

Brooklyn James took the loss for versailles as she allowed 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out four and walking two in 5 1/3 innings. Mariott worked the rest of the night, allowing two runs and a hit while walking and striking out one.

Eldon (3-13, 1-3 Tri-County Conference) hosts Hallsville on Thursday at 5 p.m. Versailles (2-14, 0-5 Tri-County Conference) will be at Southern Boone on Thursday at the same time.

Camdenton blows by Smith-Cotton

The bats are still hot for Camdenton.

After a 28-0 thumping of Waynesville on Monday the Lakers followed with a 16-0 shutout in three innings over Sedalia Smith-Cotton on Tuesday for Senior Night.

The Lakers racked up 14 hits and the bat of Hailey Farris led the surge as she put up three hits while Hailey Wheat and Emma Rakes added two each. Meanwhile, Emma Uthe finished with a team-leading three RBIs while Shelby Webster and Sidney Jones recorded two each respectively.

After a no-hitter on Monday, Farris allowed just a single hit on Tuesday striking out six.

Camdenton (13-5, 8-0 Ozark Conference) will be in tournament action in Springfield on Friday before visiting Parkview in the conference finale on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Osage outpaced by Bolivar

Osage hosted Bolivar Tuesday night and it was a rough outing for the Indians as the Liberators handed their hosts a 13-1 defeat.

Bolivar put up three runs in the first inning and that was more than enough as the Indians managed to score their only run in the fourth. Paige Luttrell led the Osage bats with two of the team’s four hits.

Carly Ward took the loss in the circle for the Indians as the pitcher worked a complete game allowing 15 hits while striking out one. The team was also plagued by five errors.

Osage (9-7, 4-1 Tri-County Conference) hosts Iberia on Thursday at 5 p.m., before playing in the Versailles Invitational on Saturday.

Macks Creek falls to Richland

Macks Creek played host to the Richland Lady Bears on Tuesday night and the visitors left with a 14-2 win in five innings.

Richland was consistent from the start, opening up an 8-0 lead after three innings that it would never relinquish.

Offensively for Macks Creek, only three hits were collected in the contest. Jesse Willis, Lexi Mayer and Bethany Schmidt all singled. Madeline Phillips and Courtney Knight scored the lone tallies for the Lady Pirates.

Shaylee Skinner fell to 2-5 with the loss for the Lady Pirates in the circle. She was touched for 12 runs, seven earned, on 16 hits while striking out two, walking two, and hitting one batter in her 4 1/3 innings of work. Schmidt relieved and worked 2/3 of an inning, allowing two runs on one hit while walking two and hitting one batter.

Macks Creek falls to 6-8 overall and will host Springfield Central on Thursday for Senior Night at 5 p.m.

Courtesy of Macks Creek School District