Osage outpaces Tuscumbia in season opener, Versailles topples Jamestown in opener, Camdenton unable to complete rally at Hillcrest, Macks Creek outlasts Fair Play in opener and Eldon falls to Fulton in opener
Osage outpaces Tuscumbia in season opener
Osage brought plenty of offense in its season and home opener against Tuscumbia Tuesday night.
Trailing 1-0 early in the first inning, Osage got to work and went on to enjoy an 11-5 win over the Lions.
Carly Ward had four hits to lead the Indian bats that finished with 14 total on the day and Maddie Arwood put up three while Paige Luttrell added two. Ward, Luttrell and Jaelyn Harrison all provided two RBIs each.
Ward picked up the win in her debut on the mound, pitching all seven innings allowing five runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks.
Osage (1-0) visits Fatima on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Versailles topples Jamestown in opener
It was the first ever game at Versailles’ brand new complex and the Tigers did not disappoint on the turf field after taking care of Jamestown 12-2 in the season opener Tuesday night.
The Tigers poured on nine runs in the first two innings and finished the game with nine total hits as a team. Joscelynn Marriott paced versailles with a perfect day at the plate that included four hits and three RBIs. Madison Lucas-Avey, Ellie Dunnaway, Taylor Bice and Morgan Allen all had an RBI as well.
Marriott was also on the mound and the pitcher went all five innings allowing no earned runs and a single hit while walking three and striking out six.
Versailles (1-0) visits Knob Noster Thursday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton unable to complete rally at Hillcrest
The comeback was nearly complete for Camdenton.
The Lakers opened up Ozark Conference play at Hillcrest Tuesday night and scored three runs in the seventh inning, but fell 7-6 to the Hornets.
Camdenton trailed by five runs after the first two innings and slowly clawed back as Emma Rakes paced the Laker offense with three hits and RBIs. Camdenton actually outhit Hillcrest 11-6 and the Hornets committed four errors, but could just not produce enough runs. Sadie Stockman provided two hits and Brandi Sloan added two RBIs of her own.
Gracie Coffelt pitched 5 2/3 innings for Camdenton and picked up eight strikeouts.
Camdenton (1-3, 0-1 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to visit Springfield Central on Wednesday and will host Glendale on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Macks Creek outlasts Fair Play in opener
Macks Creek welcomed Fair Play Tuesday night and after a long evening in the summer heat, the Pirates came away with a 14-11 win.
Fair Play opened up a 4-0 lead before Macks Creek battled back with five runs in the second. The game was tied at 8 through four innings until the Pirates powered in five more runs in the fifth.
"We were a bit rusty on the defensive side of the ball but I feel that we really did a good job of working out some of the jitters as the game went along," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said of a game that came with 11 total errors between both teams.
"Offensively I thought we did a really good job of putting the ball in play and making the defense move to make plays as well."
Macks Creek’s Alyssa Seaholm had a big night for the Pirates with four hits and three RBIs. Courtney Knight, Kenzie Hicks and Jesse Willis provided two hits each and Willis also drove in three runs.
Macks Creek pitcher Bethany Schmidt picked up the win in relief of Willis who started on the mound. Schmidt worked four innings allowing three runs on three hits while striking out one. Willis took care of the first three-plus innings allowing eight runs, two earned, on four hits while striking out four and walking three.
Macks Creek (1-0, 1-0 Polk County League) will visit Laquey on Monday at 5 p.m.
Courtesy of Macks Creek School District
Eldon falls to Fulton in opener
Eldon began 2019 in Fulton Tuesday night and the Mustangs ran into a Fulton offensive frenzy as the Hornets racked up 19 hits in a 14-4 win.
Elizabeth Rush had two hits for Eldon and Chloe Ruark pitched five innings.
Eldon (0-1) visits Southern Boone Thursday night at 5 p.m.