Freshman Paige Parker will have to go some to outdo her performance Thursday in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

Freshman Paige Parker will have to go some to outdo her performance Thursday in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

She fired a seven-inning no-hitter and struck out 16 in leading the Patriots past Harrisonville 3-0 at Adair Park. Earlier, Truman stopped rival William Chrisman 13-0. Chrisman also fell to St. Teresa’s 10-0.

The two wins lifted Truman to 3-2 and clinched fifth place in the Silver Bracket.

Tishina Bradley singled twice and doubled with two RBIs and Brooke Pollard doubled in a run in leading the Truman attack against Harrisonville.

Two runs in the first inning and one in the second were all Truman and Parker needed.

The Patriots had 13 hits in the win over Chrisman. Tyler Pollard singled and doubled with two RBIs and scored two runs, Parker singled and doubled with one RBI, Bradley singled twice with one RBI, Bowen singled twice with one RBI and scored two runs and Natalie Oddo singled and doubled with one RBI.

Bowen allowed only three hits for the win. Tiffany Craig took the loss.

The game was called after four and a half innings because of the mercy rule. A seven-run third inning sealed the Truman victory.

“It was a couple of good wins for us,” Truman coach Steve Broughton said. “We pitched pretty well in both games.”

Chrisman also was held to three hits in the defeat to St. Teresa’s. Myrian Cisneros was the losing pitcher.

“It’s still early,” said Chrisman coach Mark Amos in remaining positive despite a 1-4 start. “We gave up some big innings. We had some good innings. We need to be consistent. That’s our focus.”

OAK GROVE 2, ODESSA 1; OAK GROVE 12, RAYTOWN SOUTH 5: The Panthers picked up their first two wins of the softball season on Thursday night at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Invitational at Adair Park.

Oak Grove senior Chelsey Kavadas locked up with fellow senior Taylor Llewellyn of Odessa for a pitchers’ duel in game one.

Keelia Martin lead the Panther attack with three hits (two singles and one double) and drove in two runs and Rebecca McPherson and Tara Howlett both collected a hit each.  

“This was a good win for our girls as we have really struggled through our first three games of the season,” Panthers head coach Kirk Sears said. “It was nice to see them rewarded for playing so well together.”

Panther freshman Katie Carr picked up her first varsity win of her young career against Raytown South. McPherson lead the Panther attack with three hits, including a triple, a double and a single, and drove in two runs. Carr helped herself by collecting two hits and driving in two runs as well.

Kavadas, Martin, Sarah Bestgen, and Sam Crawford all collected hits as well and Kavadas scored three runs.

“This was another good win for the girls,” Sears said of the win against Raytown South. “I was really proud of how they came back today after dropping their first three games of the tournament and picked up two wins.”  

LONE JACK 6, ST. MARY’S 4: Coach Sara Kenney saw some good things in the Trojans loss to Lone Jack in pool play in the Raytown South tournament.

“We played much better,” she said. “Danielle Tyler did a good job on the mound and Hannah Kielty is working hard behind the plate.”

Lone Jack overcame 2-0 and 4-3 deficits for the win in the three-inning game.

St. Mary’s (1-2) and Lone Jack meet again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in tournament play.

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 6, FORT OSAGE 1; BELTON 5, FORT OSAGE 3: The Indians dropped a pair of Gold Bracket games at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational to finish the 24-team tournament in eighth place.