The Grain Valley baseball team went 3-1 Friday and Saturday to capture the championship of the Marshall Tournament.
The Eagles split Friday’s games, routing host Marshall 13-2 before falling 6-5 to Chillicothe.
On Saturday, the Eagles rallied for a 7-6 win over Kirksville and then dominated Clinton in a 10-2 win.
Zack Ehlen slugged a three-run homer to help power the Eagles and winning pitcher Dalton Forge against Marshall.
On Saturday, Ethan Childress hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie it 6-6 and Dalton Egelston won it with an RBI double with two outs to cap a rally from an early 6-0 deficit. Egelston also earned the win on the mound.
Mitch Chapman powered Grain Valley to the win over Clinton with two hits and three RBIs. Ehlen, Egelston and Crichton Hill also each had two hits and Tate Collum earned the victory.
OZARK 7, BLUE SPRINGS 6: Ozark scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Blue Springs in the Wildcats’ final game in the River City Classic Saturday at Lawrence (Kan.) High School.
Jake Lufft slugged a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to cap a three-run rally and give the Wildcats a 6-5 lead before Ozark rallied for the win.
Aaron Bennefeld suffered the loss in relief of starter Ryan McMahan.
“Ryan McMahan had a quality start. Had a hiccup in the fourth, other than that he threw the ball well,” Blue Springs coach Tim McElligott said after his team dropped to 10-9 overall. “Very proud of the kids for battling back and scoring three in the top of the seventh to get put us up one. Ozark pitcher had us off balance all day. We just have to be able to finish off games. This is good learning experience for us that will make us better in the long run.”