Camdenton outpaces Mansfield, Osage drops season opener to Iberia, Versailles takes down Tipton and Eldon hit with late Moberly surge
Camdenton outpaces Mansfield
Camdenton brought plenty of offense to a showdown with Mansfield at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark Tuesday night.
The Lakers piled on three runs in the first inning and led by as many as six runs in a 6-2 win over the Lions.
Camdenton collected eight hits on the evening with the bats of Luke Lockhert, Andrew DiBello and Riley Stidham leading the Laker charge with two hits and an RBI each. Cole Linch drove in two runs for the Lakers as well.
Meanwhile, Garrett Stamper picked up the win on the mound for Camdenton after throwing a complete game with no earned runs and two walks that also featured 10 strikeouts.
Up next for the Lakers (3-1) is the Ozark Conference opener at Parkview on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Osage drops season opener to Iberia
Osage’s 2019 campaign began in Iberia Tuesday night and it was not the most ideal start for the Indians in an 8-1 loss to the Rangers.
Iberia set the tone early, plating six runs in the first inning and Osage’s lone run in the second came off a James Hutchcraft double where he later scored on a passed ball. Osage was held to four hits on the night and Braden McLaughlin had two of them.
Michael Lasater was on the mound for the Indians and the pitcher allowed six runs on zero hits with five walks while the club was also plagued by three errors. Trey Rassenfoss and Dalton Depeé pitched in relief and took care of the rest.
Osage (0-1) will look to rebound for the home opener on Thursday against Eugene with first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Versailles takes down Tipton
Versailles hosted Tipton Tuesday night and things went well for the Tigers in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
Versailles held onto a narrow 1-0 lead through four innings until four runs in the fifth gave the Tigers some more cushion.
Versailles racked up seven hits as a team with Wyatt Espinosa and Kade Marriott picking up two hits each. Marriott also drove in two RBIs with his bat while Kaden McGinnis and Trenton Owsley drove in the other runs.
McGinnis was also credited with a win on the mound after pitching six scoreless innings allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out 12.
The Tigers improve to 2-2 with the win and will host neighbor Stover on Monday at 5 p.m.
Eldon hit with late Moberly surge
Eldon took on Moberly Tuesday night and it was a defensive battle for most of the night until the visitors poured on 15 runs in the final two innings for a 15-4 win over the Mustangs.
After four scoreless innings Eldon broke the deadlock with three runs in the fifth and needed just six more outs for a win, but those outs proved to be hard to come by.
Corbin Harrison got the start on the mound and went 5 2/3 innings allowing five runs, one earned, on one hit and six walks while striking out 11. Things did not get much better afterwards as Ben Cline and Clayton Moore combined to allow 10 runs, seven earned, on five hits and seven walks while striking out one. The Mustangs also suffered from four errors.
Eldon outhit Moberly with eight on the night and the bat of Landon Wall provided three of them and an RBI. Harrison had two hits and an RBI, Holland added two hits and Charlie Mays drove in a run with a hit as well.
Eldon (1-3) will be in doubleheader action on Saturday in California for a game with the Pintos and Mexico. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.