Baseball America’s 25th-ranked team was second best.

Baseball America’s 25th-ranked team was second best.

Blue Springs South rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 9-7 victory over Lawrence (Kan.) Tuesday.

Taylor Sprague singled in the tying run and Colton Pogue followed with a two-run double to give the Jaguars the victory.

“It was good to see the guys come back tonight,” South coach Ben Baier said. “They were down a couple of times. I liked their attitude. It would have been easy to quit but the guys kept after it.”

South (1-1) had 15 hits. Pogue had three doubles and three RBIs, Dallas Herrmann two singles and a double and scored twice, Dominic Defeo three hits and two RBIs, Landon Mason three singles and scored three runs and Sprague two singles.

LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 17, TRUMAN 0: Matt Hall pitched a five-inning four-hitter and Matt Fultz doubled and tripled as host Lee’s Summit West routed Truman in the Suburban Middle Six opener.

“We got beat by a very good team,” Truman coach John Eglich said.

West broke open the game with an 11-run fourth inning.

Brian Read doubled for Truman (1-1). The losing pitcher was Kyle Combs.

Girls soccer

The girls soccer season opener went well for Van Horn in the first 20 minutes.

Then Kansas City Lutheran exploded for five second-half goals to defeat the Falcons 6-2 in the Summit Christian Academy Tournament. The teams battled to 1-1 first-half tie.

“Fitness was an issue in the second half,” Van Horn coach Chris Corrie said. “We need to increase our fitness level to be effective in two halves of soccer.”

Camilla Neumann scored both Van Horn goals.

TRUMAN 2, PARK HILL 0: Becky Colon and Marit Gjerde scored the goals on Sandra Chiles assists and Maya Coen made two saves for the shutout as Truman (2-0) defeated visiting Park Hill (1-1) in a Suburban Middle Six opener.

RAYMORE-PECULIAR 8, BLUE SPRINGS 0: Vanessa Mann scored four goals to power visiting Raymore-Peculiar to the easy victory in the Suburban Big Six opener. The Wildcats are 0-4-1 overall.

FORT OSAGE 3, RAYTOWN SOUTH 2: Host Fort Osage outshot Raytown South 3-1 in the shootout after two 10-minute extra periods for a hard-earned victory in a Suburban Middle Six opener.

South (4-2) tied the game with four seconds remaining in regulation on Taylor Harrison’s goal off a corner kick.

Zoe Bedsworth and Beth Bedsworth each scored one goal and assisted on each other’s goal to lead the Indians.

STALEY 4, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 1: Staley scored two late goals to secure a nonconference victory over visiting Blue Springs South.

Emily Griffin scored the only goal for South (0-2) in the 34th minute.

Boys golf

Grain Valley came close to two Missouri River Valley Conference West boys golf victories.

Harrisonville and Excelsior Springs each shot 174 and Grain Valley 177 in Tuesday’s triangular at par-36 Adams Pointe Golf Club. Harrisonville was declared the winner because of the best fifth player score.

Grain Valley’s Daniel White and Hunter Peterson tied for medalist honors with 39 each. Justin Driver shot 49, Chad Brown 50 and Kevin Gover 54.

“In some ways we are excited because we had the two medalists and shot our low team score for the year,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said.

 “On the other hand we are disappointed because we let one get away against the two best teams in the conference.”

Track and field

The Grain Valley boys track and field team is still in the process of figuring some things out, but the early returns look encouraging.

The Eagles tallied 113 points in Saturday’s Brutus Hamilton Invitational to notch a second-place finish behind Smithville (117). Oak Grove (88) ended third.

Grain Valley’s top finishers included Zac Hoover’s victory in the 110-meter hurdles and Daniel Mahurin’s top time in the 200. Hoover and Mahurin also teamed with Ryan Nace and David Hudgens for victories in the 800 and 400 relays.

The Grain Valley girls squad also competed, and was solid in its first outing of the season. The Eagles placed fourth with 99.3 points to finish behind Clinton (101), Cass-Midway (100.8) and Harrisonville (100.1).

Mariah Hernandez (high jump), Caitlin Harris (long jump) and Chelsea Gabriel (hurdles) took home first-place medals and the 400 relay squad of Hernandez, Harris, Savannah Shields and Rachel Reddell clocked a top time of 53.27. Harris also notched a second-place mark in the triple jump and Reddell (high jump) and Shields (triple jump) added third-place finishes.

Boys tennis

The Suburban Big Six boys tennis opener went well for Blue Springs.

Five singles victories boosted the Wildcats to an 8-1 victory over visiting Raymore-Peculiar Tuesday.
Max Martell, Dan Noud, Ashton Rhodes, Chad Stohlman and Andy Anderson posted the singles victories. Tyler Casey and the other five singles winners combined for the doubles victories.

“I was real pleased with the entire varsity,” Blue Springs coach Jody McClain said. “I see an improvement over night. The No. 1 doubles (Casey, Martell) was down 0-3 and decided to be a lot more confidence and aggressive (for 10-7 victory).”

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 8, GRAIN VALLEY 1: Visiting Excelsior Springs spoiled Grain Valley’s Missouri River Valley West opener.

No. 3 singles player Lane Elliott posted the only Grain Valley victory.