The Truman softball team exploded for 15 hits and starting pitcher Myel White did the rest in a 12-1 five-inning victory against perennial state power Staley Monday in Suburban Large Seven Conference action.
White tossed a complete game and allowed just one run on four hits and struck out 12 to pick up the win.
Chloe Armstrong led the offense by going 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored. Kara Amos was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. White, Katie Sutton and Bela Lopez each had two hits for the Patriots (13-11, 5-5 conference).
“This is no doubt our best conference win since I arrived four years ago,” Truman coach Dan Harper said. “To not only beat, but to run spread in five innings one of, if not the best high school team in the area is beyond words. I’ve known all year that we have this kind of offensive explosiveness and pitching talent all year.”
GRAIN VALLEY 15, RAYTOWN SOUTH 0: The Eagles took advantage of four errors from the Cardinals and rolled to a three-inning mercy-rule win against Raytown South Monday in Suburban Small Seven Conference play.
Morgan Robinson was 2-for-3 with triple, a run and two RBIs; Avery Huffman was 2-for-3 with two runs; Mikayla Chairez was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBIs; and Payton Walter was 2-for-2 with a double and five RBIs.
Walter also pitched all three innings to pick up the win and gave up just two hits and struck out six batters for the Eagles (17-9, 7-4 Small Seven).
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 0: Starting pitcher Easton Seib was dominant for South.
She allowed just three hits and struck out nine for a shutout and a Suburban Big Six win over the Panthers Monday.
Abby Sciara and Addie Lightner led the offense by going 3-for-4 with an RBI each. The Jaguars’ three runs came in the final two innings.
FORT OSAGE 21, RUSKIN 0: The Indians had little trouble improving to 15-8 overall and 9-1 in the Suburban Middle Seven dispatching the Eagles in three-inning, mercy-rule victory Monday.
Olivia Siefker led the offense by going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs; Kyra McIntosh was 3-or-3 with four runs and two RBIs; Alecia Monday was 2-for-3 with three runs; Sammie Williamson was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs; and Savannah Short was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs.
Maeli Collins pitched a three-inning, no-hitter and struck out six in the win.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 8, NORTH KANSAS CITY 7: The Bears overcame a 6-4 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to earn a Suburban Middle Six Conference victory against the Hornets Monday.
Gracie Ussery was the winning pitcher for the Bears (7-14, 6-6 conference) as she tossed six innings and allowed seven runs (four earned) on 10 hits and struck out six.
Kennadi Goin had a single, a triple and an RBI; Kendra Vanderman had two doubles and two RBIs; and Ussery and Caitlin Gentry each had an RBI single.
BLUE SPRINGS 6, PARK HILL 4: The Wildcats began Monday’s game with a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in a 6-4 win over the Trojans. In the first, Taylor Snead led off with a triple and scored on Audrey Corona’s RBI single. Bella Andrews singled and scored on an error and Savannah Maynard singled and scored on Abby Kinzler’s sacrifice fly.
In the third inning, Bella Andrews led off with a triple and scored on Maynard’s bunt and Park Hill’s error. Kasia Rainey added an RBI single in the frame to make it 5-0.
Park Hill scored one run each in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth before Blue Springs (11-9, 3-5 Big Six) added an insurance run in the seventh on Snead’s RBI double.
Kinzler was the winning pitcher and Bre Marchak notched a save.
On Saturday, the host Wildcats finished third with a 3-2 record in the Blue Springs Scramble round robin tournament. Fort Zumwalt West won the tournament with a 4-1 record.
The Wildcats handed Fort Zumwalt West its only loss in the opening game Saturday. Barchak was the winning pitcher. Maynard was 2-for-4 with a home run, Corona was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Maddie Kielty, Presley Ziegenbein, Talia Pfeifer and Snead each had two hits.
Blue Springs then topped Webb City 6-2. Kinzler was the winning pitcher. Snead led the offense by going 3-for-3 with a double and three runs, Andrews was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, Kinzler was 2-for-3 and Kielty had a home run.