The Blue Springs South baseball team got off to a good start in the Eastern Jackson County Tournament with a good start Tuesday.
The Jaguars scored four runs in the first inning and hung on for a 6-2 victory over Belton in the tourney opener at Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit.
"It was nice to get one in the left hand (win) column tonight, but we simply need to play better in order to get where we want to be,” Jaguars coach Ben Baier said. “I have a lot of confidence in these guys. The good thing about baseball is that you get right back out there again the next day and try to work to be better."
Tyler Pittman hit a leadoff double and scored on a Tate Holmes hit. Spencer Prichard drove in two with a bases-loaded single and Jared Ravencamp made it 4-0 with an RBI later in the inning.
Tyler McKay allowed just two hits and struck out seven in five innings for the win. Hayden Wallace and Brigham Mooney closed the game out in relief.
Prichard went 2-for-4 while Ravencamp finished 2-for-3
South meets Summit Christian Academy at 4 p.m. today in pool play.
KEARNEY 4, FORT OSAGE 1: Despite a “quality” start by Garrett Schuster, Fort Osage fell to host Kearney in the Northland Tournament opener Tuesday.
Schuster allowed six hits and four runs in a complete-game loss.
“Garrett Schuster settled down and threw a quality start,” Indians coach Chris Walker said. “We didn't get the timely hits when we needed them and they did.”
Kearney scored two runs in the first inning and one each in the fifth and sixth for a 4-0 lead. Andru Baxley drove in the Indians’ lone run in the seventh.
Zane Barr went 2-for-4 for Fort Osage.