A tough loss early Saturday was tempered a bit by another win over Rockhurst.

Peyton Smith took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh, only to have Raymore-Peculiar score a run on two hits to pull out a 1-0 win Saturday.

The Wildcats rebounded with a strong start and held on for a 5-4 victory over Rockhurst in the game at Ray-Pec later in the day.

“That was a very tough loss,” Wildcats coach Tim McElligott said of the loss to host Ray-Pec. “Peyton Smith was dominating the entire game. We couldn’t get the hit we needed to score a run, but we didn’t have many opportunities. We need to take advantage of a pitching performance like Peyton gave us.”

The Wildcats (0-1 Suburban Big Seven) managed six hits but couldn’t muster a run.

Blue Springs scored one run in the first inning and two each in the second and third and held off Rockhurst to improve to 5-2.

Jake Lufft had a double, two singles and two RBIs to lead the Wildcats. Ryan Urfer gave up two hits in five innings for the win and Nick Brandner pitched the final two innings for the save.

“We got to Rockhurst early, had some timely hits,” McElligott said. “Ryan Urfer was great on the mound, keeping Rock off balance. The kids responded after the first game, especially being out there in weather that was more suited for ice fishing than playing baseball. Temps were 38 at the start of game one and falling all day with a 20 mph north wind. They shook off a tough loss in game one to beat a good Rockhurst team for the second time in less than a week.”