William Chrisman pitcher Trey Stout is on a roll.
The senior nearly tossed his second straight combined no-hitter as the Bears routed Ruskin 17-2 in five innings Friday at Chrisman.
Stout threw four no-hit innings and struck out eight before relievers Zach Johnson and Nick Ross threw the final inning and allowed Ruskin’s lone hit. Stout also contributed offensively, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the Suburban Middle Six victory.
“Trey did an outstanding job, a nice back-to-back with his last outing,” Chrisman coach Tom Campa said, referring to Stout’s combined no-hitter with Parker LaRoche against Van Horn last Saturday. “He continues to hit his spots and keep hitters off balance by pounding the strike zone.”
The Bears (4-2, 1-1 Middle Six) erupted for 10 runs in the first, one in the second and six more in the third. LaRoche, Damon Montez and Sam Wimberley each added two hits and an RBI for Chrisman, which totaled 12 hits.
EAGLES SPLIT: Grain Valley split its first two games in the Marshall Tournament Friday, topping Clinton 11-1, then falling 5-2 to Chillicothe.
Catcher Kyle Clark powered the Eagles past Clinton, going 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Garrett Morrow (1-0) earned the win
Chaise McCord (3-1) suffered his first loss against Chillicothe.
The Eagles meet Carrollton at 5:30 p.m. and host Marshall at 7 p.m. Saturday in the final two games of the tournament.
LIBERTY NORTH 3, TRUMAN 2: Truman couldn’t hold on to a 2-0 lead and fell in a Suburban Big Six matchup at Liberty North Friday.
Mason’s Steele’s RBI hit in the first and Rhett Khan’s solo home run in the fourth gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead, but Liberty North rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth off Truman starter Gehrig Bristow and held on for the win.
Joe Oswald and Noah Sturgeon each added two hits for Truman, who dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
STALEY 10, FORT OSAGE 0: Staley capitalized on four Fort Osage errors and Staley starter Matt Russell fired a five-inning no-hitter in a Suburban Middle Six loss for the Indians Friday.
Russell walked three and struck out 12. Staley, ranked No. 10 in the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 5 state poll, led 4-0 after four innings and scored six in the fifth to end it early.
“We need to play better defense and have a better approach at the plate,” Indians coach Chris Walker said. “Staley is a very talented team and well coached.”
OAK GROVE 13, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 12: Oak Grove bounced back in two ways Friday.
The Panthers rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge Raymore-Peculiar 13-12 in the West Central Tournament at Liberty Park Stadium in Sedalia.
The win helped atone for an 11-0 loss to Columbia Rock Bridge in their tourney opener Thursday.
Eli Wycoff, who had three hits, and Tanner Pavlica, who had two, each drove in three runs to lead Oak Grove past Ray-Pec.
The Panthers led 9-5 after scoring three runs in the top of the sixth. Ray-Pec erupted for seven runs in the bottom half to take a 12-9 lead before the Panthers rallied for the win.
Jacob Pavlica, who earned the win in relief, added three hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Justin Barnum and Devon Hudson each had two hits and an RBI; Garrison Walton and Payton Whitaker each contributed two hits and two runs scored, Jackson Blansit had a hit and two RBIs and Ryan Fangmann had an RBI hit.
Oak Grove managed just six hits in the loss to Rock Bridge, including two by Jacob Pavlica.