By The Examiner staff
Blue Springs South will have to settle for trying to win a consolation bracket title in the Gold Bracket of the Greater Kansas City Softball Tournament.
Lee’s Summit snapped a 4-4 tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 5-4 victory in the quarterfinals Friday at Adair Park.
“We led the whole game,” South coach Kristi Williams said. “We didn’t take advantage of all of our opportunities but played well.”
Erin Griesbauer suffered South’s first loss in three games. Madi Giles singled twice with one run scored and one RBI. Julia Woelbel singled and doubled and Bailey Autrey singled twice with two RBIs.
South meets Belton at 9 a.m. Saturday in a consolation game.
OAK GROVE 13, RAYTOWN SOUTH 2: Laurel Sutter singled in each of her four times at bat with two RBIs to power Oak Grove to a first-round Silver Bracket victory.
“We came out swinging early with seven runs in the second inning and kept adding runs,” Oak Grove coach Jesse Edwards said.
Jenelle Nausbach singled and doubled with two RBIs and Savannah Taylor singled twice with one RBI and two runs scored.
Oak Grove (2-1) faces Staley at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals.
HARRISONVILLE 9, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 8: A run in the top of the eighth inning carried the Wildcats to the opening Bronze Bracket victory over Chrisman.
Kyana Mason powered the Bears (0-3) with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs. Jessica Kreissler and Celine Armstrong each singled and doubled.
“We couldn’t hold on to our lead,” Chrisman coach Lindsey Ramsey said. “We hit the ball well.”
The Bears meet North Kansas City at 9 a.m. Saturday.
GRAIN VALLEY 10, FORT OSAGE 6: Grain Valley (1-2) broke to a 7-0 lead after two innings on the way to a Bronze Bracket victory over the Indians.
Paige Hayden starred in a losing cause with a single, two doubles and two RBIs. Katy Divers added two doubles and two RBIs.
“We started off the game flat offensively,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “Grain Valley hit the ball well. When we finally started adjusting at the plate, it was too late.”
Fort Osage meets the Park Hill-St. Joseph Central loser at 9 a.m. Saturday. Grain Valley opposes the winner of that game at 12:30 p.m.