Luttrell’s big hit lifts Osage over Eldon, Camdenton falls to Hickman, Versailles blanked by Russellville, Macks Creek falls to Crocker and Climax Springs blanked by Marion C. Early
Luttrell’s big hit lifts Osage over Eldon
Paige Luttrell delivered when her team needed it most in an exciting battle between rivals Osage and Eldon Monday night.
The visiting Indians trailed 4-3 after five innings on the diamond at Clawson Field and after tying things up with a run in the sixth, Luttrell stepped up to the plate and hit what proved to be the game-winning RBI double. She did not hesitate either, connecting on the first pitch to bring home Shelby Minor who previously reached on an error.
Osage took an initial lead in the second when Maddie Arwood hit an RBI single to put the Indians up 1-0. The Indians made it 2-0 in the fourth when Liberty Gamm was hit by a pitch, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and completed the trip around the bases on a passed ball. In the sixth inning, Jasmine Wilkes managed to extend the lead to 3-0 with an RBI single of her own.
But Eldon was not going quietly, plating all four runs in the fifth to take the lead. Elizabeth Rush and Camryn Marriott delivered a pair of singles and the Mustangs were able to take advantage of some errors. Rush and Alivia Beanland had two hits each to lead Eldon.
It was Arwood once again who came through for Osage as she hit an RBI single to even the score in the sixth and set the Indians up to go win it in the seventh.
Eldon’s Madison VanHooser went all seven innings on the mound for the Mustangs and allowed seven hits while striking out five batters of her own. Her counterpart was Osage’s Carly Ward who also went the distance, allowing seven hits while striking out six and walking one.
Eldon (1-9, 0-4 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Eugene on Tuesday and will play in the Branson Invitational over the weekend. Osage (5-6, 2-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Hallsville on Tuesday and will host Eugene on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton falls to Hickman
Camdenton took a trip to Columbia to face Hickman Monday night and it was a tough one for the Lakers as they fell 15-0 in four innings.
Katy Pitts had the lone hit for the Lakers and the team committed five errors.
Camdenton (2-7, 1-3 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to visit Kickapoo on Tuesday and will play in the Jefferson City Tournament this weekend.
Versailles blanked by Russellville
Versailles could not find a way to get things going Monday night.
The Tigers hosted Russellville and the visitors came away with an 8-0 shutout win over their hosts.
Versailles had six hits in the contest, led by the bat of Maris Ollison who had two of them, but it did not translate to runs. Joscelynn Marriott got the start on the mound and pitched a complete game allowing five earned runs on 12 hits while striking out two and walking one. The Tigers also had four errors on the defensive end.
Versailles (2-8, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit California on Tuesday and will be back home on Thursday to do battle with the Tigers at 5 p.m.
Macks Creek falls to Crocker
Macks Creek hosted Crocker Monday night and the Pirates struggled with nine errors that led to a 13-2 defeat in five innings.
Courtney Knight and Molly Phillips had a hit each to lead the Pirate bats and Phillips posted both RBIs. Jesse Willis (0-1) got the start for Macks Creek and allowed eight runs, one earned, on five walks and no hits in 1 1/3 innings. Bethany Schmidt pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief and allowed five runs, one earned, on four hits while walking one and hitting one batter.
Macks Creek (4-2) was scheduled to host Wheatland on Tuesday and will be in the Weaubleau Tournament over the weekend that begins with a Friday game against Leeton at 4:30 p.m.
Climax Springs blanked by Marion C. Early
Climax Springs had a rough start in a game against Marion C. Early Monday night as the Cougars fell 23-0 in three innings.
Marion C. Early plated nine runs in the first and was well on the way to victory as Cougars committed six total errors. Hailey McIntosh and C.J. Dake had a hit each for Climax Springs.
Climax Springs (0-4) will host Humansville on Monday at 4:30 p.m.