Fort Osage took one step closer to winning a Suburban Middle Seven softball championship Tuesday against Belton.
The Indians improved to 16-8 overall and 10-1 in the conference following a 9-2 win over Belton. If they win today’s game against Oak Park, they will capture the league title.
Chloe Harris led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs; Olivia Siefker was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI; Kyra McIntosh was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs; and Alecia Monday hit a three-run home run.
Olivia Peters tossed a complete game and allowed just two runs (zero earned) on five hits and had a strikeout.
“The girls worked extremely hard tonight,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “They had one tough inning defensively, but were able to bounce back. Our bunting was outstanding tonight! Olivia Peters pitched a fabulous game.”
On Monday, the Indians had little trouble dispatching the Ruskin in three-inning, mercy-rule victory.
Siefker led the offense by going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs; McIntosh was 3-or-3 with four runs and two RBIs; Monday was 2-for-3 with three runs; Sammie Williamson was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs; and Savannah Short was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs.
Maeli Collins pitched a three-inning, no-hitter and struck out six in the win.
SMITHVILLE 7, GRAIN VALLEY 5: The Warriors are one of only two teams in the Suburban Small Seven Conference that has given the Eagles fits.
Smithville swept the season series after earning a conference victory over Grain Valley Tuesday.
BriLeigh Sims led the Eagles (17-10, 7-5) with two hits, including a double and two RBIs. Malia Gutierrez was 2-for-3 with a run and Kaitlyn Lemery had a hit and two RBIs.
Avery Huffman was the losing pitcher as she surrendered seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and fanned three batters,
On Monday. the Eagles took advantage of four errors from Raytown South and rolled to a three-inning mercy-rule win in Suburban Small Seven Conference play.
Morgan Robinson was 2-for-3 with triple, a run and two RBIs; Huffman was 2-for-3 with two runs; Mikayla Chairez was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBIs; and Payton Walter was 2-for-2 with a double and five RBIs.
Walter also pitched all three innings to pick up the win and gave up just two hits and struck out six batters for the Eagles.
TRUMAN 12, STALEY 1: The Truman softball team exploded for 15 hits and starting pitcher Myel White did the rest in a five-inning victory against perennial state power Staley Monday in Suburban Large Seven Conference action.
White tossed a complete game and allowed just one run on four hits and struck out 12 to pick up the win.
Chloe Armstrong led the offense by going 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored. Kara Amos was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. White, Katie Sutton and Bela Lopez each had two hits for the Patriots (13-11, 5-5 conference).
“This is no doubt our best conference win since I arrived four years ago,” Truman coach Dan Harper said. “To not only beat, but to run spread in five innings one of, if not the best high school team in the area is beyond words. I’ve known all year that we have this kind of offensive explosiveness and pitching talent all year.”
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 5, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 2: The Broncos took advantage of some Jaguars’ miscuses and errors by scoring three runs in the fifth and earned a Suburban Big Six win Tuesday.
Easton Seib took the loss as she gave up five runs on seven hits and struck out give. Addie Lightner had a solo home run to pace the Jaguars (17-6, 5-5) and Sophie Lopez was 2-for-3 with a double.
On Monday, Seib was dominant for South.
She allowed just three hits and struck out nine for a shutout and a Suburban Big Six win over the Raymore-Peculiar.
Abby Sciara and Lightner led the offense by going 3-for-4 with an RBI each. The Jaguars’ three runs came in the final two innings.
North improved to 16-8 overall and 5-4 in league play.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 8, NORTH KANSAS CITY 7: The Bears overcame a 6-4 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to earn a Suburban Middle Six Conference victory against the Hornets Monday.
Gracie Ussery was the winning pitcher for the Bears (7-14, 6-6 conference) as she tossed six innings and allowed seven runs (four earned) on 10 hits and struck out six.
Kennadi Goin had a single, a triple and an RBI; Kendra Vanderman had two doubles and two RBIs; and Ussery and Caitlin Gentry each had an RBI single.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 7, BLUE SPRINGS 3: A six-run second inning bput the Wildcats in to deep of a hole to overcome in a Suburban Big Six loss Tuesday.
Blue Springs scored three runs in the top of the fourth. Bella Andrews and Presley Ziegenbein each had an RBI single for Blue Springs (11-11, 3-6). Bre Barchak was the losing pitcher.
On Monday, the Wildcats began with a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in a 6-4 win over the Park Hill.
In the first, Taylor Snead led off with a triple and scored on Audrey Corona’s RBI single. Andrews singled and scored on an error and Savannah Maynard singled and scored on Abby Kinzler’s sacrifice fly.
In the third inning, Andrews led off with a triple and scored on Maynard’s bunt and Park Hill’s error. Kasia Rainey added an RBI single in the frame to make it 5-0.
Park Hill scored one run each in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth before Blue Springs (11-9, 3-5 Big Six) added an insurance run in the seventh on Snead’s RBI double.
Kinzler was the winning pitcher and Barchak notched a save.
On Saturday, the host Wildcats finished third with a 3-2 record in the Blue Springs Scramble round robin tournament. Fort Zumwalt West won the tournament with a 4-1 record.
The Wildcats handed Fort Zumwalt West its only loss in the opening game Saturday. Barchak was the winning pitcher. Maynard was 2-for-4 with a home run, Corona was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Maddie Kielty, Ziegenbein, Talia Pfeifer and Snead each had two hits.
Blue Springs then topped Webb City 6-2. Kinzler was the winning pitcher. Snead led the offense by going 3-for-3 with a double and three runs, Andrews was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, Kinzler was 2-for-3 and Kielty had a home run.