Camdenton and Osage advance to district championship games and Macks Creek falls in district semifinals
Camdenton cruises past Waynesville in district semifinals
Camdenton advanced to its fourth straight district championship game in a 15-0 thumping of Waynesville in the Class 4 District 9 Tournament at Lebanon Thursday night.
The two-time defending district champs opened up a 13-0 lead after three innings and never looked back as the Lakers totaled 10 hits on the night to go with a no-hitter shutout in four innings of play.
Emma Rakes, Sidney Jones and Haile Farris finished with two hits each to lead the Camdenton bats and Emma Uthe, Shelby Webster and Farris finished with two RBIs each. In the circle, Farris kept the Waynesville offense quiet with eight strikeouts.
Camdenton (16-5) will take on Ozark Conference foe Rolla (9-13) in the district championship game on Saturday at 11 a.m. The last time these two sides met, the Lakers came away with an 8-6 win in walk-off fashion.
Osage shuts down West Plains in district semifinals
School of the Osage wasted no time taking care of West Plains in the Class 3 District 10 semifinals Thursday night in Sullivan as they sent the Zizzers home with a 15-0 defeat.
The defending district champions opened up a 4-0 lead after the first inning and added five runs in the third and six more in the fourth to finish it.
The runs were more than enough for Osage pitcher Kerrigan Gamm who threw a no-hitter in the circle. She also helped her own cause with four hits to lead the Indian bats that featured a home run and three RBIs.
Paige Luttrell hit an RBI double, Payton Good hit a two-RBI double and Carly Ward added an RBI-single to put Osage in front 4-0. In the third, Aly Baker drove in a pair of runs with a triple, Reese Good then drove in Baker with a double and Gamm capped off the inning with her home run. The offensive frenzy continued in the sixth as Ward also hit a home run. Osage finished with 18 total hits and Gamm, both Goods, Grace Faulkner, Baker and Ward each had multiple hits.
Osage (16-8) will be facing another defending district champion in Sullivan (24-4) on Saturday at noon. The host Eagles were responsible for ending Osage's season a year ago with a 2-1 win in sectionals.
Macks Creek falls to Crocker in district semifinals
The fourth-seeded Macks Creek Lady Pirates fell to the top-seeded Crocker Lady Lions 10-0 in six innings during the Class 1 District 2 semifinals on Thursday night.
Crocker opened up a 2-0 lead after the first inning and that lead grew to nine runs by the fourth. Meanwhile, the Lady Pirates were only able to muster four hits in the contest. Shaylee Skinner collected a single and a double, Lexi Mayer doubled and Madeline Phillips singled and reached on an error.
"Offensively we put the ball in play but it just went right to people," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said. "Defensively, we struggled to make plays and Crocker took advantage and scored some runs."
Skinner suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Pirates. She was touched for 10 runs, five earned, on nine hits while striking out three and walking three. She finishes the fall slate with a 3-8 record.
Macks Creek finishes the season at 10-14 overall.