The Fort Osage softball team continued its offensive onslaught Wednesday to capture the title of the four-team Winnetonka Invitational.
The Indians, with Alecia Monday hitting her third home run of the tournament, pounded out 15 hits in a 17-1 win over North Kansas CIty in the final game of the round-robin tournament.
“It took us a couple innings to really get our bats going, but once we did there was no stopping them,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “It was a great team win to finish as the tournament champions.”
Leading 5-1, the Indians (3-0) erupted for 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to end it early on the mercy rule.
Senior catcher Chloe Harris (double) and freshman third baseman Savannah Short each had three hits and three RBIs, and Rachel Buntin (double) and Kyra McIntosh (stolen base) each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Maeli Collins added a hit and two RBIs.
Olivia Peters struck out 10 while allowing five hits, one run and no walks in four innings for the win.
The Indians outscored their three opponents 62-6 and totaled 52 hits in the tournament.