The Blue Springs South softball team didn’t win tournament title at the Rockwood Summit Invitational, but it came away with a 3-0 record to start the 2018 season.
South ended its St. Louis trip with an 11-1, five-inning victory against Lindbergh, which was the semifinal game, but because of inclement weather, the championship game was not played.
Against the Flyers, Easton Seib picked up her second victory of the season while surrendering just one unearned run on two hits and striking out six batters.
Addie Lightner paced the offense with two hits, including a triple and three RBIs. Regi Hecker and Elle Smith added two hits; and Abby Sciara had three RBIs and a double.
South earned a 22-0 victory in three innings against Lutheran South earlier in tournament. Seib and Lightner combined to face the minimum amount of batters, with the former getting the win. Both pitchers fanned two hitters each. Lightner went 3-for-4, including a double and triple with four RBIs.
"The girls did a much better job of adjusting to the pitcher in the second game, and the defense played much more relaxed," South coach Kristi Williams said. "If we hadn't been playing on 225(-foot) fences, I think we might have hit five to six home runs that game. We bounced at least that many off the bottom of the outfield fence."
Hecker went 4-for-4 with a home run, four runs and four RBIs. Tori Bradley had two triples and four RBIs.
In the first game of the tournament, South toppled Festus 10-3. Seib got the win and allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out 12.
Brumley led the Jags by going 2-for-3 with one run, a double and two RBIs, while Seib added two hits and an RBI. Hecker was 1-for-3 with one run and two RBIs.
Lightner led the offense by going 5-for-7 with seven RBIs, five runs scored, three triples, two doubles, and two walks in the tournament. Hecker went 7-for-9 with six RBIs, eight runs scored, a double, a home run, a walk, and four stolen bases. Bailey Brumley went 4-for-7 with 3 runs scored, four RBIs, a walk and a double.
The Jags would have faced Liberty North in the final.
GRAIN VALLEY 11, ODESSA 7: The Eagles scored seven runs in the first three innings and that’s all they would need in a victory against the Bulldogs in pool play of the Greater Kansas City Invitational.
Kasey Kilburn picked up the win as the allowed six runs (four earned) on two hits, walked five and struck out one.
Kaitlyn Lemery led the offense by going 4-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs. Bri Carter was 2-for-4 including a double and four RBIs.
FORT OSAGE 25, WINNETONKA 4: The Indians tallied 19 hits by 11 different players as they rolled to a 25-4, four-inning victory over the Griffins Monday in their second game of the Winnetonka Tournament.
Maeli Collins got the win in the circle. She tossed three innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and struck out two.
Olivia Peters led the offense by going 3-for-5 with three runs and a whopping seven RBIs; Hailey Chase was 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs; Alecia Monday was 2-for-4 with four runs; Chloe Harris was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run; and Kyra McIntosh was 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs.
On Saturday, Fort Osage pounded Grandview 20-1 in three innings behind Monday’s two home runs and five RBIs. Harley Vassholz struck out seven in three innings for the win.