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Examiner
  • Bats help Cats even record

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  • The Blue Springs baeball team continued its solid hitting in defeating host Kearney Wednesday night.
    Kyle Reed slugged a two-run home run and added a single to help the Wildcats to a 10-7 non-conference road victory over the Bulldogs.
    “We are close to playing an all-around good game,” Blue Springs coach Tim McElligott said after his team evened its overall record at 7-7.
    Jeremy Lufft added three singles, Kirk Finley had two singles and an RBI and Brandon Bennefeld and Jared Lafal contributed two hits each to help Alex VanZandt earn the win on the mound.
    LIBERTY NORTH 11, FORT OSAGE 2: Host Liberty North didn’t waste any time snapping the Fort Osage baseball team’s four-game winning streak.
    The Eagles jumped on Indians starter Jordan Pinkley for four first-inning runs and rolled to a non-conference victory Wednesday.
    “We got beat by a good baseball team today,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said.
    Fort Osage (6-5) managed six hits, including Tyler Murphy’s double. Griffin Bledsoe and Trent Thompson each drove in a run.
    Collin Flanagan went 3 for 3 with two home runs and five RBIs to power Liberty North.
    STALEY 12, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Chrisman was held to five hits in a Suburban Middle Seven road loss Wednesday.
    Staley scored six runs in the second inning to take control.
    “We needed to bounce back Friday against North Kansas City,” Chrisman coach J.R. Wells said.
    Will Fisher had two hits to lead Chrisman (4-9, 0-5).
    PARK HILL 7, TRUMAN 2: Left-hander Will March was too much for the host Patriots Wednesday, allowing only two hits and striking out six in Park Hill’s 7-2 Suburban Middle Six victory.
    “He just dominated us,” Truman coach John Eglich said of March. ”We need to get better.”
    Van Oswald suffered the loss. Nick Adrales doubled for Truman (1-10, 1-3).
    OAK GROVE 10, LEXINGTON 0: Host Oak Grove erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out a mercy-rule victory over Lexington Wednesday.
    Jake Kienzler and T.J. Mausbach each had two hits and two RBIs as all nine spots in the order got at least one hit for the Panthers (11-3), who are ranked ninth in the state in Class 4.
    “The final score does not show how close the game actually was,” Oak Grove coach Kirk Sears said. “We were up 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth before we erupted. The guys made a good adjustment to the pitching in the final inning, and it showed with their execution in that inning."
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