The Fort Osage softball team will have to settle for a piece of the Suburban Middle Seven title.
The Indians rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh but fell one run short in a 9-8 loss to host Oak Park Wednesday.
The loss allowed Oak Park and Belton to share the conference title with the Indians as all three finished 10-2.
“This was a heartbreaker,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “The girls did a nice job coming back from being down 7-1. Oak Park hit the ball well today.”
The Oakies scored three runs in the first inning and four in the second to jump to that 7-1 lead.
The Indians (16-9) cut it to 7-5 with single runs in the third and fifth innings and two in the fourth, before Oak Park made it 9-5 with two in the sixth.
Alecia Monday, who went 2-for-4, hit her ninth home run of the season. Savannah Short was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Rachel Buntin had a double and an RBI and Olivia Siefker added two hits, including a double for the Indians, who outhit the Oakies 11-9.
TRUMAN 1, ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 0: Sophomore Myel White was on in the circle and at the plate to lead Truman to a Suburban Large Seven win Tuesday.
White threw a seven-inning no-hitter and struck out 11 and went 2-for-3 at the plate on Senior Night at Adair Park.
Kara Amos scored the game’s lone run on a passed ball in the third inning.
“It wasn’t nearly the offensive extravaganza of the night before, but having Myel throw a no-hitter and getting the win on our Senior Night is just as satisfying,” Truman coach Daniel Harper said after his team improved to 14-11 overall and 6-5 in the conference. “Senior Nights seem to be trap games more often than not, due to so much emotion used on the activities outside of the game, so I’m pleased as punch that we got out with another conference victory.”
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 2, BLUE SPRINGS 1: Blue Springs was unable to come up with a big hit in a Suburban Big Six loss to host Ray-Pec Wednesday.
Ray-Pec made single runs in the first and second innings hold up for the win against losing pitcher Abby Kinzler.
“We hit the ball hard and outhit them 6-5. We just did not get the timely hit,” Wildcats coach Jim Brandner said. “We have made major improvements since August. I am hoping we will play our best ball at districts.”
Blue Springs (14-14, 3-7 Big Six) left runners in scoring position in both the first and fifth innings. After two line-drive outs to right field in the fifth, Bella Andrews slugged a solo home run into the wind.
Savannah Maynard singled and stole second to get into scoring position but a pop-up ended the threat.
OAK GROVE 5, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 2: Oak Grove made four first-inning runs hold up for a Missouri River Valley Conference West win over host Excelsior Springs Tuesday.
Sadie Loney went four innings for the win, allowing just one hit. She also was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs at the plate.
Summer Collier went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs and Harper Thomsen was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Panthers (18-3, 8-0 MRVC West).