School of the Osage found itself in its second straight district championship at Sullivan on Saturday against an Eagle team that has played for a district title every year since the start of the decade and then some.
The Indians entered the contest winning seven of their past eight games, but the hosts who knocked Osage out of the playoffs in sectionals a season ago would not be denied another district title in an 8-4 win.
Osage got off to a nice start after Kerrigan Gamm went deep with a solo home run in the first. However, Sullivan quickly got to work and answered with two runs in their half of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Things quieted down with a scoreless second and third, but the Eagle lead grew to 6-1 after four runs in the fourth. Osage cut the deficit to three with two more runs in the sixth, but the Eagles responded with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth and Osage ran out of outs after scoring a run in the seventh.
Osage mustered just four hits on the day with Grace Faulkner, Paige Luttrell and Aly Baker recording a hit each besides Gamm’s solo shot. In the circle, Gamm pitched four innings for the Indians allowing six runs on five hits. Carly Ward pitched in relief and allowed two runs on two hits to finish the game.
Osage ends the season at 16-9.