Softball Roundup- Osage, Eldon, Versailles and Macks Creek

MICHAEL LOSCH, Lake Sun Sports Editor
Macks Creek's Kenzie Hicks.

Osage shut down by Iberia

It was a tough night for School of the Osage.

The Indians hosted Iberia Thursday night and the Rangers piled on the runs in a 20-0 win in three innings.

Osage was hitless on the evening while Iberia racked up 20 of them, including a trio of home runs. 

Osage (5-11, 2-2 Tri-County Conference) will host California on Tuesday at 5 p.m. 

Eldon drops game to Hallsville

Eldon welcomed Hallsville to the diamond Thursday night and the visitors did not make things easy for their hosts with a 14-3 win in six innings.

Hallsville built a 7-0 lead before the Mustangs responded with all three of their runs in the fourth and the Mustangs finished the night with eight hits overall. Eldon's Chloe Ruark pitched all six innings and allowed 16 hits while striking out a batter. The Mustangs had four defensive errors in the game. 

Eldon (4-12, 0-5 Tri-County Conference) will play in the Springfield Tournament over the weekend. 

Versailles winning streak ends with walkoff at Southern Boone

Versailles put up quite a fight at Southern Boone Thursday night but the Eagles managed to deliver the final blow in walkoff fashion with a 12-11 win over the Tigers. 

The game went back and forth the whole night. 

Versailles took an initial 1-0 lead in the first inning before Southern Boone added five runs in its half of the first and the Tigers responded with another five runs in the second while the Eagles added four more runs in their half to secure a 9-6 lead through two innings. Southern Boone added a pair of runs in the fourth to go up 11-6 and Versailles rallied with five runs in the sixth tie things back up. Ultimately, an RBI double in the seventh delivered the game winner and ended a six-game winning streak for the Tigers.

Maris Ollison led Versailles with three hits while Kourtney Rainey, Lauren Garrison and Analyssa Pence provided two hits each and Taylor Bice, Joscelynn Marriott and Ashlynn Davidson each had a hit. Raine drove in three runs and Ollison, Kierra O'Rourke, Marriott, Garrison, Davidson and Pence each had an RBI. 

Marriott went the distance in the circle, pitching all seven innings where she allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits while striking out and walking three batters. The Tiger defense also had four errors in the game. 

Versailles (15-8, 3-3 Tri-County Conference) wil host Capital City this upcoming Thursday at 5 p.m.

Macks Creek loses shootout with Springfield Central

A total of 39 runs crossed the plate Thursday night in a game between Macks Creek and Springfield Central. 

Unfortunately for the Pirates, the Bulldogs found a way to score the majority of them in a 23-16 win. 

Macks Creek was down 12-10 after five innings of play and 16-14 through six innings, but the team could not quite get over the hump as the Bulldogs came back with seven more runs in the seventh to stretch out the lead for good. 

The Pirates finished the night with eight total hits led by Courtney Knight and Kenzie Hicks who delivered two hits and a trio of RBIs each. Catie Gabriel, Alyssa Seaholm, Marissa Harkey and Bailey Taylor each provided a hit and Harkey added two RBIs while Taylor and Seaholm also delivered an RBI each. 

Taylor pitched a complete game for Macks Creek in the circle, allowing 10 earned runs on five hits while striking out six batters and walking 14. The Pirate defense finished the night with 12 total errors. 

Macks Creek (2-13) will play in the Hermitage Tournament over the weekend.