Working overtime paid off for the William Chrisman softball team.
The Bears scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 2-1 victory over Grandview Wednesday at Adair Park.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Taylor Wiskur bounced to the pitcher, who threw home for a forceout. But the catcher made a poor throw to first base in attempting to retire Wiskur, allowing Celine Armstrong to score the winning run.
Emilie Garner earned the victory in the mound. Armstrong singled and tripled to lead the Bears (6-15).
“We played solid defense, and the bats came through when we needed them,” Chrisman coach Lindsey Ramsey said.
BELTON 2-8, FORT OSAGE 0-5: Belton moved closer to clinching the Suburban Middle Seven title with the sweep. Felicia Gwinn was the losing pitcher in both games,
Paige Hayden had a double, two singles and two RBIs, Taylor Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Kelsey McIntyre drove in two runs in the 8-5 loss. Fort Osage (10-14, 5-5), who collected 10 hits, couldn’t overcome a 4-1 first-inning deficit.
Fort Osage was held to three hits and struck out 11 times in the 2-0 defeat.
OAK GROVE 9, WARRENSBURG 3: Five players led a strong attack at the plate as Oak Grove (7-11) routed host Warrensburg.
Ashley Davis had three hits and Maddie Wycoff, Katie Carr, Jamie Carpenter and Laurel Sutter added two each. Carr drove in three runs and Wycoff had two RBIs.
“It feels good to win,” Oak Grove coach Jesse Edwards said. “We hit really well. Alyssa pitched a good game, and we had some defensive plays behind her.”
GRAIN VALLEY 7, ODESSA 2: Micheia Gutierrrez went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs to power the Eagles to an MRVC West win Tuesday.
Jordyn Tieman allowed six hits and two walks while striking out six in a complete-game victory for the Eagles (7-13, 3-4 conference).
Kendyll Bailey went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to help spark the Eagles.