The Blue Springs South baseball team trailed Fort Zumwalt West 7-4 after three innings, but the Jaguars bounced back with eight runs in the final four innings as they claimed a 12-9 victory Friday in the Midwest Classic in St. Peters.
South scored three in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh as it totaled 12 hits.
Jaguars senior catcher Allante Hall was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and four runs scored and John Herman was 4-for-5 with a douuble and six RBIs.
Brandon Lightner picked up the win for South in relief as he allowed just one run in three innings.
“Its been a long day,” South coach Ben Baier said after his team improved to 2-0. “Our guys have been riding a bus around all day trying to get at least one game in somewhere here in the tournament. With that said, I was proud of how they fought back a couple of times against a good team like Fort Zumwalt West under tough conditions.”
WILDCATS SPLIT A PAIR: The Blue Springs baseball team split a pair of games with Liberty, winning the first game 7-4 and losing the second 5-3.
Peyton Smith won Game 1 for Blue Springs as he scattered five across five innings and struk out eight.
Caleb Marquez powered the offense with a single and a two-run home run and Mitchell Smith added two doubles, a single and three RBIS in the win.
“Peyton was good again today,” Blue Springs coach Tim McElligott said. He made one bad pitch to Braxton Bragg for a homer but dominated for 5 innings. It was a good game against a good Liberty team.”
In Game 2, Matt Smith picked up the loss for Blue Springs, while only allowing five this. Jake Lufft hit a solo home run in the third for the Wildcats (6-3).
FORT OSAGE SWEEPS PONCA CITY (OKLA.): The Indians offense was on fire against Ponca City in a doubleheader Friday as they scored 17 runs and collected 16 hits in a pair of wins.
Fort Osage won the first game 12-3 and took the second 5-4.
In Game 2, Tyler Lockard picked up the win in two innings of relief and allowed no runs on one hit. Von YOung powered the offense with a hit, two runs and two RBIs.
In Game 1, Sage Heitman picked up the win in a run rule victory. He pitched five innings and gave up just two earned runs (one unearned) onfour hits and struck out three,
Zane Barr and Bryce Dye had two RBIs each for the Indians (3-4).