A first-inning run was all the host Blue Springs softball team needed to remain undefeated at 17-0 and 6-0 in the Suburban Big Seven against Raymore-Peculiar.

A first-inning run was all the host Blue Springs softball team needed to remain undefeated at 17-0 and 6-0 in the Suburban Big Seven against Raymore-Peculiar.

Ashtin Stephens singled, stole second and scored on Bria Taylor’s triple with the only run the Wildcats needed for their fourth 1-0 win of the season.

Kelsey Kessler spaced six hits for the victory.

PARK HILL SOUTH 4, FORT OSAGE 1: Fort Osage took an early lead but couldn’t muster any more runs in a 4-1 loss to Park Hill South on Thursday.

The Indians went up 1-0 in the first inning but allowed one run in the second, third, sixth and seventh innings. The loss drops Fort Osage to 9-8 on the season.

GRAIN VALLEY 7, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 0: Grain Valley senior Marjie Lusby got a senior-night victory allowing just two as the Eagles beat Excelsior Springs 7-0.

Lusby helped her own cause going two for three with two runs scored and an RBI. Ashley Bundren also went two for three with a run scored and an RBI.

“I was really impressed with how Marjie came out and threw strikes,” Eagles coach Jim Oliver said. “Offensively, we handled the bats well.”

Grain Valley is 13-5 overall and 6-1 in the MRVC West.

ODESSA 9, OAK GROVE 8: Nine errors doomed Oak Grove in a 9-8, nine-inning loss to Odessa on Thursday.

Devin Braley pitched eight innings for the Panthers allowing 11 hits and eight runs with just three earned. Chelsey Kavadas was saddled with the loss giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth.

“We could have definitely won this game tonight and even though we didn’t play well defensively we had plenty of opportunities to do just that,” Oak Grove coach Kirk Sears said. “This is one of those games that we will look back on and know that we let one get away from us that we should have had.”

Oak Grove falls to 8-10 overall and 4-4 in conference.