The Blue Springs South baseball team overcame an early 4-0 deficit to edge Suburban Big Seven rival Raymore Peculiar 12-11 in a road game Thursday.
The Panthers led 4-0 after two innings, but South tied it 4-4 in the third. Ray-Pec went up 6-4 after four innings, but the Jaguars countered again with six runs in the fifth for a 10-6 advantage. South scored once in the top of the sixth but the Panthers tied it at 11 in the bottom half.
David Latlip drove in the winning run in the seventh with a triple to right-center, scoring Jackson Rehkow from first.
Hunter Nyquist was the winning pitcher, throwing the final 1.2 innings of relief.
Latlip was 3-for-3 with two triples, two walks, two stolen bases, and two RBIs for South (6-8, 1-3), Allante Hall was 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBIs and Mark Walker and Brady Strickert each had a pair of hits.
"Really proud of the way the guys played tonight in a tough environment,” South coach Ben Baier said. “We showed some fight that we hadn't seen for a little while, and we were able to find a way to pick up a good conference win on the road."
FORT OSAGE 15, NORTH KANSAS CITY 3: The Fort Osage baseball team took advantage of three first-inning errors from North Kansas City to earn a rout of Suburban Middle Six rival North Kansas City Thursday.
Josh Merrithew pitched a complete game for the win, going five innings while allowing three runs on on five hits and he also struck out five.
Bryce Dye had a hit and two RBIs, Nick Dye was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Logan Phillips was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Sage Heitman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored and Von Young was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
“Proud of the way the kids came out swinging,” Fort coach Chris Walker said. “Josh had command of all pitches and did good job on the mound today.”