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  • Jaguars avenge earlier defeat

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  • WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Revenge was sweet for the Blue Springs South baseball team in the second round of the Sedalia Smith-Cotton/Warrensburg West Central Classic.
    Caleb Humphreys allowed only two hits, struck out six and walked four in pitching South past Rockwood Summit 5-0 Thursday. Rockwood Summit edged South 5-4 in last weekend’s Midwest Classic. Andrew Olson capped the shutout with two innings of relief.
    Austin Simms had the big hit, a two-out, two-strike, two-run double in the fourth inning for a 3-0 South lead.
    “We played well,” Jaguars coach Ben Baier said after his team improved to 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the tournament. “Humphreys did a real nice job.”
    South meets Ozark at 2:30 p.m. today and Fox of Arnold at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in its final two tournament games of the round-robin event.
    OAK GROVE 10, HOLDEN 0: The opening game in the Sedalia Smith-Cotton/Warrensburg West Central Classic was a breeze for Oak Grove Wednesday.
    Skyler Jackson pitched a five-inning two-hitter for his first career varsity victory as Oak Grove (7-2) blanked Holden. Lucas Schnelle had two hits and three RBIs and Tanner Johnson and Drew Phillips each added two hits and two RBIs.
    “This was a really good high school baseball game until we were able to score six runs in the fourth inning,” Oak Grove coach Kirk Sears said. “Skyler really did a nice job of pounding the zone as he threw only 50 pitches in five innings of work.”
    HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 14, VAN HORN 13: Visiting Van Horn failed to hold 6-2 and 11-7 leads in suffering an eight-inning Crossroads Conference loss Thursday.
    “It was a tough loss,” Van Horn coach Jay Kolster said. “It was a good learning experience.”
    Michael Payne had two hits and four RBIs and losing pitcher Jordan Borchert had two hits and three RBIs to lead Van Horn (3-6, 2-1).
    Van Horn scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie it 13-13 and force an extra inning.

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