The William Chrisman baseball team was one pitch away from launching Suburban Middle Seven play with a victory.
But Raytown’s Dakota McLelland, with two outs and two strikes, laced a bases-clearing double to tie the score 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning at Robinson School Friday. Grant Johnson then singled with the bases loaded and no outs to drive in the winning run in the eighth inning, giving the Blue Jays the comeback 7-6 victory.
“(Gannon) Ogle had pitched well until then,” Chrisman coach J.R. Wells said of the fateful seventh inning. Ogle was replaced by Will Fisher, who took the loss.
“We are a young team still learning how to win,” Wells said. “That’s the process right now.”
Eli Henderson singled twice with one RBI and scored a run and Ogle doubled with one RBI and a run scored as Chrisman slipped to 4-3 and 0-1.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 6, BLUE SPRINGS 2: Pitcher Kyle Wilson was too much for Blue Springs.
He struck out 12 and allowed only two hits in six innings to lead visiting Raymore-Peculiar to a 6-2 Suburban Big Six victory Friday.
“He was on,” Blue Springs coach Tim McElligott said of Wilson.
Blue Springs struck out three more times against a relief pitcher in the seventh inning.
Alex VanZandt took the loss for Blue Springs (4-3,1-1). Dyllon Williams singled in both Blue Springs runs.