Jamison Raines pitched the Fort Osage baseball team to its first victory of the season.
He scattered six hits and Ryan Toliver singled and homered to lead the Indians (1-2) to a 5-0 victory over host Truman Tuesday.
“Our team played well against a well-coached Truman team,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said. “Jamison did a great job of hitting his spots and spreading their hits. Toliver was exceptional behind the plate and getting it done offensively.”
Losing pitcher Rorey Combs allowed only four hits as Truman fell to 0-2. Ban Oswald singled twice for Truman.
“We pitched well enough to win,” Truman coach John Eglich said. “Four errors hurt us, and we couldn’t get the timely hit. We are starting six sophomores. It’s a learning process.”
Fort Osage scored two runs in the second inning to take the lead for good.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 9, RAYTOWN SOUTH 8: Parker LaRoche came through at the right time.
His two-run single drove in the tying and winning runs in a comeback 9-8 victory over host Raytown South in Red Pool action Tuesday in the Raytown Schools Tournament Tuesday.
The Cardinals led 5-0 after one inning. But two runs in the fifth inning and six in the sixth gave Chrisman (2-0) and Gannon Ogle the victory.
Ogle helped his cause with a single and double and four RBIs. Eli Henderson and Jacob Ferrell each singled twice.
“It was good to see the kids battle back, and I’m proud of them for doing that,” Chrisman coach J.R. Wells said.
VAN HORN 4, RAYTOWN 3: Two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning gave Van Horn the victory in the Raytown Schools Tournament's Blue Pool.
Jordan Borchert pitched the final three innings in relief of Michael Payne for the victory. Jordan Kroeger led Van Horn and new coach Jay Kolster to its first victory in three games with two singles and one RBI.
“Our pitchers did a great job throwing strikes,” Kolster said. “It was a nice clean game.”
BLUE SPRINGS LOSES TWO: Blue Springs fell 1-0 to Staley in eight innings and 8-4 to perennial power Lee’s Summit West in opening games in the KC Metro Leadoff Tournament Tuesday at Legacy Park.
Staley scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Wildcats. Jon Fink was the losing pitcher, as Blue Springs was held to one hit.
Three Kyle Reed doubles weren’t enough to lift the Wildcats past West. Brandon Bennefeld and Kirk Finley each singled twice. The loss went to Jeremy Lufft.
“We would have liked two wins,” first-year head coach Tim McElligott said. “The kids played hard. We have to shore up things defensively and we’ll be in good shape.”
GRAIN VALLEY SPLITS: Grain Valley defeated Liberty 6-3 and then fell to Lee’s Summit 10-3 in opening games in the KC Metro Leadoff Tournament at Legacy Park Tuesday.