The Blue Springs softball team used a big night at the plate Thursday to bounce back from a loss to rival Blue Springs South on Tuesday.
Hallie Walls slugged a home run and a double and the Wildcats pounded out 13 hits and scored in five innings to claim a 12-7 Suburban Big Seven win over host Lee's Summit at Legacy Park.
The Wildcats scored two runs in each of the first and second innings before Lee’s Summit cut it to 4-3. Blue Springs added three in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth and held on for the win.
Taylor Snead went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Audrey Corona added two hits and two RBIs and Maddy Lavelle doubled with three RBIs to lead the Wildcats. Morgan Holland added two hits and three runs and winning pitcher Reggie Kanagawa was 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Kanagawa allowed four hits, four walks and three runs in five innings for the win as the Wildcats improved to 7-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
GRAIN VALLEY 3, HARRISONVILLE 2: Grain Valley made some key defensive plays to preserve a Missouri River Valley Conference West win Thursday.
Kylie Boehmer made a catch in right field and gunned a runner out at the plate to save a run. Malia Gutierrez caught a line drive in bottom of the seventh inning and doubled the runner off third base to end the game.
Bri Carter tripled and Kate Arnold reached on a pair of walks in support of winning pitcher Abbie Nicas as the Eagles improved to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in the MRVC West.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 8, NORTH KANSAS CITY 5: William Chrisman rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to improve to 2-1 in the Suburban Middle Six with a road win Thursday.
Abriana Powell had three hits, including a double, and allowed five runs in five innings for the win. Cameron Calhoon and Tory Douglas each added two runs as the Bears totaled 12 hits.
Trailing 3-0, the Bears (4-6) scored two runs in the fourth and five in the fifth for a 7-3 lead.
FORT OSAGE 20, RUSKIN 0: Hailey Chase slugged a grand slam and drove in eight runs to power Fort Osage to a three-inning Suburban Middle Six rout of Ruskin Thursday.
Chase finished 2-for-3. Rachel Buntin and Sammie Williamson each went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Emily Jamison and Brooke Doherty each had a hit and two RBIs to help spark the Indians (3-7, 2-1 Middle Six), who scored 12 runs in the first inning.
COLUMBIA BATTLE 10, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 8: Blue Springs South jumped to a 5-0 lead but host Battle scored in each of the remaining innings, including two unearned runs in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Kailee Odegard was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Haley Woolf was 2-for-3 with a hit batsman, a triple and an RBI, Addie Lightner was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs and Eden Tolliver was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI to lead South (11-4).
Easton Seib suffered the loss.