Paige Parker outdid herself.

Paige Parker outdid herself.

The sophomore struck out 21 of 22 batters she faced and allowed only one hit as Truman defeated Raytown 2-0 Thursday at Adair Park to place fifth in the Gold Bracket of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

Truman stopped Lee’s Summit West 6-2 earlier Thursday as Parker scattered four hits and struck out 13.

The sophomore struck out the final 13 Raytown batters. She struck out four in the in the second inning as one batter reached base on a passed ball. The other out came on a fly ball.

Truman (4-1), which had only two hits, scored two second-inning runs on errors.

“Parker had one of the most dominating performances in a long time,” Truman coach Amy Temples said. “I don’t know what our record is for most strikeouts in a game.
“We did a little better job of executing and the girls came out and made some adjustments. We’re trying to get better every day out.”

Sara Jeffress went 4-for-4 with a double, scored a run, drove in another and stole a base as Truman stopped Lee’s Summit West. A five-run second inning was all Parker needed.

FORT OSAGE WINS TWO: Fort Osage rolled past North Kansas City 12-1 and Odessa 12-2 to take fifth place in the Bronze Bracket.

Freshman Felicia Gwinn picked up the decision against NKC. Kenzi Mickey singled, doubled and tripled, Katy Divers singled and doubled and Mikela Giles and Kassie Peters each singled as Fort Osage (2-3) collected 15 hits.

Fort Osage used three four-run innings for the victory.

Divers singled three times and pitched a five-hitter for the victory and Mercedes Marriott singled twice and doubled as the Indians routed Odessa. An eight-run third inning settled the issue.

“We came out and played as team,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “We improved and that’s what we were looking for. We persevered and got a couple of wins.”

WILLIAM CHRISMAN FALLS TWICE: The Bears fell to Odessa 19-4 and North Kansas City 8-4 to finish eighth in the Bronze Division.

“We’re getting better each game, and that’s our focus,” Chrisman coach Lindsey Ramsey said.

The Bears (0-5) collected 10 hits in the Odessa loss. Kayna Mason and Kesah Williams each singled twice, Reba Atchley singled and tripled and Merina Thomas singled twice and doubled. Aubrie Dial was the losing pitcher.

Williams singled twice and Dial doubled twice in the NKC loss. Emily Gardner was the losing pitcher.

NKC scored all of its runs in the first inning.