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  • Prep baseball roundup: Cats clinch share of title

  • The Blue Springs baseball team is assured of least a tie for the Suburban Big Six Conference title.

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  • The Blue Springs baseball team is assured of least a tie for the Suburban Big Six Conference title.
    Alex Duvall pitched a three-hitter as the Wildcats prevailed 5-3 Tuesday at Raymore-Peculiar. The Wildcats (13-6, 8-2 conference) clinched a tie for their first conference title since 2009. Raymore-Peculiar (8-10, 3-2) has to win its five final conference games to tie the Wildcats for the title.
    “It was a nice win,” Blue Springs coach Marc Hines said. “The kids really bounce back after a heartbreaking loss last night (10-9 to Liberty). The last time we figured in a conference title was my first year as the coach in 2009.”
    Blue Springs scored all of its runs in the in the third inning. David Stober led the attack with a single and double and two RBIs, and Brandon Bennefeld doubled.
    LEE’S SUMMIT 6, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 1: Host Lee’s Summit eliminated South from the Big Six race with the victory Tuesday.
    “I was disappointed in our effort,” Jaguars coach Ben Baier said.
    Colton Pogue had two hits, including a double, and scored a run to lead South (10-7, 5-3).
    TRUMAN 12, RUSKIN 2: Starter Justin Madsen and Connor Adams combined for a three-hitter as host Truman routed Ruskin for its sixth consecutive victory to remain in the thick of the Suburban Middle Six race Tuesday.
    The Patriots (9-6, 4-2) exploded for six runs in the second inning to seal the win.
    Cody Gregory, Nick Adrales and Chase LaFavor each had two hits and Stuart Lauber doubled with two RBIs to power Truman.
    “It was nice to get the sixth win in a row and get a conference win,” Truman coach John Eglich said.
    Park Hill leads the conference at 6-2 with games remaining against Truman today and Thursday. Truman also has a doubleheader with St. Joseph Central to be played.
     
     
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