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  • Prep baseball roundup: Jags best Panthers, stay unbeaten

  • The Blue Springs South baseball team is perfect through four.

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  • The Blue Springs South baseball team is perfect through four.
    The Jaguars garnered a 5-3 victory over Class 4 No. 4-ranked Oak Grove in the opening round of the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tournament Wednesday to improve to 4-0.
    Caleb Humphreys pitched the first five innings to pick up the victory while Austin Simms singled and doubled with an RBI.
    “Humphreys did a nice job,” South coach Ben Baier said. “Oak Grove is a good team. I was happy with the win.”
    Conner Matson finished 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs for Oak Grove (5-2).
    South plays Columbia Rock Bridge at 7:30 tonight.
    SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7, VAN HORN 6: Van Horn was three outs away from the season’s first victory.
    But host Summit Christian Academy rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 7-6 Crossroads Conference victory Wednesday.
    Van Horn (0-5, 0-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh for a brief 6-5 lead.
    Michael Payne pitched the seventh in relief of Marc Krantz to take the loss. Levi Kelsey allowed no earned runs, struck out eight and walked two in working the opening five innings.
    “(Kelsey) pitched a good game,” Van Horn coach Tim Wilson said.
    Kelsey powered the Falcons with a single and double.
     

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