The Fort Osage offense was red hot and it took advantage of three errors by crosstown rival William Chrisman to earn a 24-3 mercy-rule victory Friday.

The Indians scored 18 runs in the first, one in the third and five in the fourth. Chrisman had a run in the first, one in the third and one in the fourth during the Suburban Middle Six contest.

Jacob Merithew picked up the win as he tossed four innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, walked two and struck out six. Steven Orwick pitched a scoreless fifth inning to end it as he fanned two hitters.

Zane Barr continued his hot streak at the plate for the Indians as he went 5-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs; Bryce Dye was 2-for-2 with a run and three RBIs; Von Young was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs; Spencer Patrick was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs; Tyler Lockard was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs; and Tyler McDaniel was 1-for-2 with two runs and four RBIs for the Indians (13-13, 6-3 Middle Six).

Billy Ross had a hit and an RBI; Seth Gossett had an RBI; and Brennan McGraw had a hit and an RBI for Chrisman (6-17, 2-7).