The Fort Osage baseball team had no trouble winning its Suburban Middle Seven Conference opener as it trounced Ruskin 22-0 in three innings Monday.
Michael Buckingham had two hits, including a double and a 3-run homer to pace the Indians (2-5, 1-0). Jaden Melissinas added a double. Carson Lambrect struck out seven in three innings to earn the win on the mound.
JAGUARS DROP TWO: The Blue Springs South Jaguars faced some tough competition in the Francis Howell Midwest Classic Friday as they fell to No. 1 state-ranked Vianney 10-0 and fell to No. 3 ranked DeSmet 10-6 in a rain-shortened tournament.
Against the Spartans, the Jaguars trailed 2-0 on Thursday after two innings and the game got suspended and was played Friday. South used five different pitchers in the loss. Isaiah Frost led the Jaguars offense by going 3-for-3 with a triple. Caleb Israelite was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Against the Golden Griffins, South trailed 1-0 going into the fifth and Vianney broke the game open late. The Jaguars (4-2) used four pitchers in the contest.
“The scores of these games are not really indicative of the type of games they were,” South coach Ben Baier said. “We had a plan for what we wanted to see this weekend and the weather threw a monkey wrench into that plan, but we still saw nine different arms in game action and can build on that. We were on the wrong end of the scoreboard, but we use this tournament every year to learn about ourselves and play some really good competition at the same time.”