It was a walk off victory for the St. Mary’s softball team in its season opener.

It was a walk off victory for the St. Mary’s softball team in its season opener.

The Trojans received 22 walks in posting an easy three-inning 23-8 victory over the Raytown South Junior Varsity Tuesday in the Cardinals tournament.

The Trojans scored seven runs in each of the first two innings and nine more in the third. The 15-run mercy rule halted the game after three innings

Danielle Tyler allowed only two his for the victory.

The Trojans had four hits, including Lizzy Polina’s single and double and five RBIs.

“It was exciting to get out there and get the first game, under our belts,” St. Mary’s coach Sara Kenney said. “We had several girls get some hits.”

KEARNEY 5, GRAIN VALLEY 0; GRAIN VALLEY 14, NORTH KANSAS CITY 0: The Eagles split a pair of pool play games Tuesday in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Invitational at Adair Park.

After suffering a two-hit shutout loss to Kearney’s Kat Barrow, the Eagles pounded out seven hits and 14 runs in downing North Kansas City.

Freshman shortstop Annelise Sack was 2-for-2 with a RBI and three runs scored against North Kansas City and Sydney Fairfield added two hits, a RBI and two runs scored.

Catcher Sydney Fry had both of Grain Valley’s hits against Barrow and she also added a double and two RBIs against North Kansas City.

Marjie Lusby went the distance for the Eagles in the win and Fairfield was the loser against Kearney.

“I think our girls came out ready to play a very tough Kearney team,” Eagles head coach Jim Oliver said. “Defensively we had some mishaps, but I’m excited and encouraged about playing a tough opponent like Kearney. It’s going to help us down the road.”