The Truman baseball team has bragging rights in the Independence School District for the moment.
Cam Lusso threw a no-hitter as the Patriots downed Van Horn 10-0 in six innings Saturday. After a 7-3 loss to Summit Christian Academy Monday in the first round of Lee’s Summit’s Mid-Season Tiger Classic, the Patriots bounced back to rout rival William Chrisman 12-6 in a consolation bracket game at Legacy Park.
Nate Camby led the way for Truman against Chrisman Monday, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs as the Patriots pounded out 19 hits to improve to 7-10.
Bradley Menzies was 3-for-3 and Kyler Barnett, Josh Patrick, Jaden Evans and Zach Servi each had two hits. Mason Chance and Braeden Schramm each had a hit and two RBIs.
Alex Khan allowed three runs on four walks and eight hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings for the win.
Seth Gossett went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jordan Mabie and Dawson Herl each doubled with an RBI to lead Chrisman, which lost 12-2 in five innings to St. Joseph Central in the first round earlier Monday. The Bears dropped to 4-9 with their fourth straight loss.
In the loss to Summit Christian earlier Monday, Barnett hit an RBI double and Patrick slugged a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Patriots a 3-1 lead.
But SCA responded with four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to claim the first-round win.
Patrick and Jordan McKinney each finished 2-for-3, and Servi was 3-for-3 and scored a run.
On Saturday, Lusso allowed three walks and struck out six while throwing the no-hitter against Van Horn.
The Patriots scored three runs in the third inning and six in the fourth and ended it early on the mercy rule with a single run in the sixth.
“Defensively we played very solid behind Lusso, who did a nice job of throwing strikes and pitching to contact,” Truman coach Corey Lathrom said.
Menzies and Khan each had two hits and two RBIs, Schramm added a hit and two RBIs and Barnett, Evans and Brian Burner each had a hit and an RBI.
ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 12, CHRISMAN 2: St. Joseph Central erupted for 10 runs in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie in the first round of the Mid-Season Tiger Classic.
Jordan Mabie went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run to lead Chrisman.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 7, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 6: The Jaguars were challenged by the Panthers in a Suburban Big Six Conference matchup with the Panthers but came away with a victory Monday.
South scored one run in the top of the first inning on a John Herrman hit a sacrifice fly. Ray-Pec scored four runs in the first two innings to take a 4-1 lead. In the third inning South narrowed the gap to 4-2 following an RBI double from Quinton Robertson. The Jags (8-4, 4-2) then scored three runs in the fourth which included RBI singles from Caleb Israelite and Tucker Woods. South added two more runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead. The Panthers made it 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh, and Herrman got out of a two-out jam to pick up the save.
Matt Trout picked up the win by pitching four innings in relief. He struck out five, walked two and gave up just two hits.
LIBERTY NORTH 20, FORT OSAGE 12: The Indians came up on the short end of a slugfest as they fell to the Eagles in a non-conference game Monday.
Liberty North scored 10 runs in the first inning but the Indians battled back to tie the game 10-10 after the third inning. Jared Larson took the loss on the mound for the Indians. Ben Long recorded three hits; Trey Lockard had two hits and two RBIs; Micah Copeland had three hits, including and three RBIs; and Jaden Melissinas Sam Carlson and Logan Phillips each had a double.
BLUE SPRINGS 5-8, LIBERTY NORTH 7-6: Christian Garcia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie and help host Blue Springs salvage a split of a doubleheader with Liberty North Saturday at Reynolds Field.
Liberty North won the first game 7-5.
In the second game, the host Wildcats scored three runs in each of the third and fourth innings to take a 6-3 lead before the Eagles tied it with three in the fifth. Garcia’s second home run of the game put the Wildcats ahead for good.
Garcia finished 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBIs and three runs. Trevor Blackwell also hit a home run and was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.
Bryce Perdieu earned the win in relief of Nate England, throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
In the first game, Liberty North scored four runs in the fifth to erase a 2-0 Blue Springs lead.
Mitchell Smith went 4-for-4 with an RBI, Andrew Garry hit a two-run homer and Austin Neuweg was 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Wildcats. Ethan Broker suffered the loss despite allowing just four hits in five innings.
MARANATHA 10, VAN HORN 6: Van Horn scored six runs in the first inning but couldn’t hold on in a Crossroads Conference loss to Maranatha Christian Academy Monday at Mid America Sports Complex.
Maranatha scored six runs in the third to take a 7-6 lead and held on to drop Van Horn to 2-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Cooper Sumpter had three hits and two RBIs and Joey Johnson added two hits to lead Van Horn.
WARRENSBURG 6, OAK GROVE 5: Oak Grove's seventh-inning rally fell just short in a Missouri River Valley Conference West road loss Monday.
Lincoln Hipsher hot a two-run double and Garret Pemberton stole home to pull the Panthers within 6-5 in the seventh, but the host Tigers held on for the win.
Brenden Marsh hit a solo home run in the sixth, and Aden Swift went 2-for-3 with a triple for the Panthers.