The Truman baseball dropped a pair of games in the West Central Missouri Classic in Sedalia over the weekend.
The team fell 5-4 to Lafeyette-Wildwood with Nathan Croner taking the loss on the mound. Brayden Jensen hit a 3-run home run to pace the offense.
Truman then fell 7-6 to No. 5 state-ranked Columbia Rock Bridge in a night game, giving up two runs in the bottom of the seventh after scoring three in the top of the seventh.
Rorey Combs took the loss on the mound. Nick Wheeler led the offense a single and double. Myles Odom and Combs each had a double.
ST. CHARLES LUTHERAN 12, BLUE SPRINGS 7: The Wildcats finished the Capitol City Classic with an 0-3 record as they fell to St. Charles Lutheran Saturday in Jefferson City.
Jared Lafal got the loss to the Wildcats as they gave up three in the second, four in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the seventh.
Blue Springs scored one in the second, three in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Max Gibler and Luke Miller each had a double, Hayden Ludwig added a pair of singles and Caleb Marquez got hit a three-run homer in the sixth for Blue Springs.
“We swung it a bit better,” Blue Springs coach Tim McElligott said. “Our approach was a bit better we walked nine times. We left nine on base though. Didn't have the key hit. Caleb got us within two with the home run in the sixth. We made four errors on defense that we couldn't overcome. It was good to see us score some runs and swing it better than we had in the previous two games.”
OAK GROVE SPLITS: Oak Grove split a pair of games in the West Central Missouri Classic over the weekend.
The Panthers defeated Holden 11-5 and lost to Warrensburg 11-8.
They were tied 5-5 in the fourth until the scored six runs in the fifth to blow the game open against Holden.
Tanner Pavlica picked up the win as he pitched 3 ⅔ innings and surrendered no runs or hits and walked three.
Tanner Lowry was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Josh Lewis was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI and Quin Schnieders was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Oak Grove.
“The Holden game was in a bit of a lull until the fifth inning,” Oak Grove coach Evan Jones said. “We were just going through the motions and they were out of pitching, so I was urging our guys to put the pedal down and take control of the game. We did, eventually, and it led to a nice win.”
Against Warrensburg, the host Tigers scored 10 runs in the first on the way to a three-run win. Jackson Engelhard got the loss for the Panthers.
Riley Matson was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Jackson Blansit was 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Payton Whitaker was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Pavilica was 2-for-4 with two runs.