The Grain Valley baseball team went into the bottom of the sixth inning with a 5-4 lead, but it was unable to hang on Tuesday.
Harrisonville scored two runs in the inning as the Eagles fell 6-5 in a Missouri River Valley Conference West showdown Tuesday at Harrisonville.
The Eagles scored one run in the second inning, two in the third and two in the sixth. The Wildcats scored two in the first, one in the second and one in the fifth.
Grain Valley starting pitcher Garrett Morrow suffered the loss, and Crichton Hill paced the Eagles offense with three hits, including two doubles.
“Late mistakes and not taking advantage of scoring opportunities was the difference,” said Grain Valley coach Brian Driskell, whose team fell to 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the MRVC West. “Harrisonville made more plays than we did tonight.”
LIBERTY 5, FORT OSAGE 1: Fort Osage could muster only three hits in a non-conference home loss to Liberty Tuesday.
Logan Phillips slugged a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Indians a 1-0 lead, but they couldn’t find the scoreboard again.
The Blue Jays, who hit three home runs, scored single runs in the second and third innings to grab the lead.
Zane Barr, who gave up five hits and three runs in five innings and struck out even, suffered the loss.
LIBERTY NORTH 20, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Liberty North threw a no-hitter as William Chrisman fell to 3-5 overall with a non-conference loss Tuesday.
Brennan McGraw was the losing pitcher for Chrisman. Jesse Coleman was the only Chrisman player to reach base with a walk, breaking up the perfect game.