Osage wins a walkoff, Camdenton tops Parkview and Macks Creek cruises past Wheatland
Osage wins in walkoff fashion over Eugene
Osage was looking for its first win of the season Thursday night in a battle with Eugene and the Indians made their first win a memorable one after knocking off the Eagles 11-10 in walkoff fashion.
With the score tied up at 10 in the offensive slugfest, Andrew Bryant sent a ball to left field and an error allowed Trey Rassenfoss to cross home plate for the win. The Indians were outhit 15-11 on the night, but Eugene committed five errors to Osage's three. The game went back and forth with two ties and lead changes before the home side put the final stamp in.
Dalton Depeé got the start on the mound for Osage giving up seven runs on 11 hits over 3 1/3 innings and Michael Lasater worked in relief allowing four runs and five hits while striking out four and walking three in 3 2/3 innings of work.
Lasater and McLaughlin each had three hits to lead the Osage bats and Depeé also had multiple hits on the night while driving in runs along with McLaughlin, Rassenfoss, Bryant, Traygen Whittle, Dominick Vernetti and Lasater.
Osage (1-1) was scheduled to visit Waynesville on Friday and will return to action on Tuesday to host Hallsville at 5 p.m.
Camdenton tops Parkview
Camdenton got off to a good start in Ozark Conference play Thursday night with a 7-2 win at Parkview.
The Lakers methodically built up a 3-1 lead through four innings of play and two runs in the fifth and seventh helped to seal the deal.
Camdenton had five hits in the contest with Riley Stidham leading the way as he produced two hits and two RBIs. Dylan Thompson had a hit and RBI and Preston Crabtree was also credited with driving a run in. Luke Lockhert was the starting pitcher for the Lakers and he picked up a win after throwing 5 1/3 innings allowing just one earned run on three hits and five walks while striking out six.
Camdenton (4-1, 1-0 Ozark Conference) will look to carry its momentum to its own Wood Bat Tournament this upcoming weekend. Games are slated to begin on Friday with the Lakers taking on Deerfield at 1 p.m.
Macks Creek cruises past Wheatland in season opener
Macks Creek opened 2019 with a 14-0 win at Wheatland Thursday night. It was also the first win for the Pirates as a member of the Polk County League.
Macks Creek held just a 2-0 lead through four innings of play until another pair of Pirate runs in the fifth added some insurance. Then a 10-run sixth left no doubt.
Offensively the Pirates were paced by Cole Register's two-for-three night. He singled, doubled, walked twice, and had two RBIs.
Trever Smith singled twice, reached on an error, scored twice, and had an RBI. Grant English singled, scored once, and had two RBIs. Hunter Lane doubled in a run, scored twice, and had an RBI on a fielder's choice to go along with a walk. Colton Walter doubled, walked, scored two runs, and reached on an error. Tanner Smith singled, scored twice, walked twice, was hit-by-a-pitch, and had an RBI. Zane Whitworth singled, scored, walked twice, was hit once, and had an RBI. Oscar Cortez walked twice and scored once while Carsen Strutz reached twice by a fielder's choice, scored, and had two RBIs. Tyrone Rios also scored two runs as a courtesy runner.
"We've been anxious to get out on the field and play," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty commented. "I thought our guys did a great job making some adjustments offensively and Hunter was lights out for us on the hill tonight."
Speaking of Lane, the pitcher picked up a win in his first start with five innings of work where he struck out 14 and walked two. Tanner Smith worked the sixth striking out three and walking two.
Macks Creek (1-0, 1-0 PCL) returns to action on Monday in the home opener against Hermitage at 5 p.m.