The Blue Springs South softball team broke open a tight game late to stay unbeaten in the Suburban Big Six Conference.
Leading 1-0, the Jaguars tacked on seven runs in the sixth inning to preserve an 8-0 win over the visiting Raymore-Peculiar Panthers Thursday.
"We struggled a bit tonight early, but we bounced back and found a way to win," Jaguars coach Kristi Williams said after her team improved to 11-1 overall and 8-0 in the Big Six. "Every time we made an error, someone else made a huge play to pick us up. It was also nice to see us hit the ball the way we know we can again. It should be a nice confidence builder heading into this weekend."
Regi Hecker, who went 2-for-3 and scored twice, hit the second of her two doubles and scored on an Abby Sciara single in the third inning to give the Jaguars the lead.
Elle Smith also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base, Tori Bradley was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Sciara had two RBIs.
Easton Seib (11-1) allowed just five hits, walked two and struck out two for the win.
BLUE SPRINGS 7, PARK HILL 1: Blue Springs scored two run in the first inning and never looked back in a Suburban Big Six win over visiting Park Hill Thursday.
Bella Andrew went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and three RBIs and Maddie Kielty was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs to lead the Wildcats (6-4, 1-2).
“This was a totally different effort and concentration from the girls,” Wildcats coach Jim Brandner said. “We did the little things tonight and made plays and got hits when we needed to. Audrey Corona was a great example – four plays in the field without an error, sac bunt, sac fly and a single with and scored once.”
Leading 4-0, Kielty hit a two-out RBI single and Andrew followed with a two-run homer in the fourth inning to put it out of reach.
Sydney Noller threw a complete game victory, allowing nine hits and stranding 11 Park Hill runners.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 10, NORTH KANSAS CITY 3: Gracie Ussery used her arm and her bat to help William Chrisman rout the host Hornets in a Suburban Middle Seven game Thursday at Macken Park.
The sophomore (3-3) pitched a three-hitter, allowing just one earned run and three walks while striking out a school-record 11. She also doubled twice and singled with an RBI.
“Great conference win tonight,” Bears coach Lindsey Ramsey said. “We hit the ball really well. Gracie pitched a great game.”
Ryann Herod had two hits and two RBIs, Caitlin Gentry had a hit and two RBIs, Kendra Vanferman doubled and singled with an RBI and Kennadi Goin added two hits to help spark the Bears (3-6, 2-2 Middle Seven), who scored four in the first inning, one in the second and five in the sixth.
FORT OSAGE 15, RUSKIN 0: Fort Osage pounded out 11 hits to top visiting Ruskin in three innings and remain undefeated in a Suburban Middle Seven matchup.
The Indians (7-0, 4-0) scored five runs in the first inning, six in the second and four in the third to end it early.
Aspen Treadwell was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and Hailey Chase doubled with two RBIs. Dawn McIntyre and Sammie Williamson also doubled with an RBI each.
OAK GROVE 11, ODESSA 1: The Oak Grove softball team got its offense going in a Missouri River Valley Conference West game against Odessa and it led to a mercy-rule win over Odessa Tuesday in five innings.
Lilli Weir picked up the win in the circle. She tossed a one-hitter in five innings and allowed just one earned run and struck out five to help her team improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
Cheyenne Minnick paced the offense by going 3-for-3 with four RBIs, four runs scored and a triple. Bailee Martin was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs.
"The team played well as a whole,”Oak Grove coach Brandi Thomsen said. “Our defense made some great plays and I'll take 11 hits any day. I was most impressed with Lilli's outing in the circle. She pitched well. She was very efficient.”