Myel White is a versatile player for the Truman softball team.
She showed that Monday when she pitched a complete game and blasted a two-run triple at the dish in a 6-1 win against Suburban Large Seven foe Lee’s Summit.
She allowed just one unearned run on two hits and struck out five. Kennedy Rucker led Truman (5-2, 2-0 conference) on offense with three hits and a run. Catcher Chloe Armstrong added a double and two RBIs. Melanie Johnson added two hits.
“The Lee’s Summit pitcher had our batters on their heels the first two times through the lineup,” Truman head coach Dan Harper said. “The fifth inning is when our offensive surge began. By no means was this an exemplary performance, but we had very good pitching and defense combined with timely hitting.”
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 10, PLATTE COUNTY 0: The Jaguars keep on rolling in 2018, a year after a Class 4 state runner-up finish.
They improved to 9-0 after a six-innings victory in Monday’s non-conference game against Platte County. South scored one run in the third, four in the fourth and five in the sixth.
Tori Bradley led the Jags by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Regi Hecker and Bailey Brumley both went 2-for-3. Brumley added two RBIs.
KEARNEY 4, GRAIN VALLEY 3: The Eagles’ second Suburban Small Seven Conference game went 10 innings, but it was the Bulldogs that earned the walk-off win as Grain Valley fell Monday on the road.
Avery Huffman tossed 9-plus innings for the Eagles (4-2, 0-2 conference) and allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out 11 to become the hard-luck losing pitcher.
Morgan Robinson paced the offense with three hits and three RBIs. Malia Gutierrez added two hits.