Dye and Dye made sure the Fort Osage baseball team’s strong start in conference play continued.
Nick Dye pitched six strong innings and Bryce Dye hit a home run and drove in three runs to help power the Indians to a 12-3 Suburban Middle Six home victory of Ruskin Wednesday.
Nick pitched six inning, allowing four hits and three runs, but none earned. He also walked three and struck out nine.
“Very proud of Nick Dye's performance,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said.
Bryce was 2-for-4 and scored three runs to go along with his homer and three RBIs.
Logan Phillips and Spencer Patrick each had a hit and two RBIs, Zane Barr was 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs, Josh Merithew was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Sage Heitman added a hit, an RBI and three runs.
Fort Osage led 5-3 after five innings and then pulled away with four in the sixth and three in the seventh.
ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 7, TRUMAN 5: Bryson Howell led a comeback by slugging a grand slam but Truman couldn’t complete the rally in a Suburban Big Six home loss to Central Wednesday.
Central scored four runs in the fourth inning and three in the top of the sixth to erase a 1-0 Truman lead. Howell hit his grand slam in the bottom of the sixth but the Patriots couldn’t get any closer and fell to 2-11 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Joe Oswald and Josh Patrick each had two hits and Nick Wheeler added a hit and drove in a run in the first inning to lead the Patriots. Gehrig Bristow suffered the loss.
LEE’S SUMMIT 7, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3: Lee’s Summit erupted for seven runs with two outs in the fourth inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and hand host Blue Springs South a Suburban Big Seven loss Wednesday.
South committed a costly error to help fuel the Tigers’ rally and the Jaguars couldn’t recover, leaving 12 runners stranded while falling to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
OAK PARK 10, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 7: William Chrisman rallied to tie it 7-7 but host Oak Park scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim a Suburban Middle Six win Wednesday.
Trailing 7-1, Chrisman scored two runs in the fourth inning and four in the fifth to tie it.
Nick Ross, who had an RBI, suffered the loss. Trevor Kecker had two hits and two RBIs, starting pitcher Trey Stout added two hits and Jesse Coleman doubled with two RBIs to lead the Bears (4-5, 1-3 Middle Six) at the plate.
On Tuesday, Chrisman managed just two hits and couldn’t recover from Liberty North’s 12-run first-inning barrage in a 16-1 non-conference road loss to Liberty North.
Sam Wimberley and Will Fisher each had a hit and a stolen base and Jordan Mabie drove in the Bears’ lone run in the top of the first inning.
OAK GROVE 5, LEXINGTON 1: Jacob Pavlica allowed only three hits and a run over six innings for the win as Oak Grove claimed a non-conference road victory Wednesday.
Eli Wycoff went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases to power Oak Grove’s offense. Payton Whitaker had a hit and two RBIs and Pavlica added a hit and scored two runs.