Truman went 2-1 Saturday to capture third place in the championship Gold Bracket in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.
The Patriots finished the tournament 3-2. They defeated Warsaw 2-0 in the first round of bracket play Saturday before falling 10-0 to Park Hill in the semifinals.
Truman bounced back with a 5-0 win over Platte County in the third-place game.
“Going 3-2 over quality teams and taking third place in spite of missing two regular starters was huge,” Truman coach Dan Harper said. “This is a talented young team with veteran pitching that should improve every game. We are in a good spot right now.”
Senior Kara Amos threw shutout victories in both wins. She also hit an RBI double to score Katie Sutton in the first inning against Warsaw. Amos then scored on Erynn Boatright’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
Truman struggled in the loss to Park Hill, which defeated Raymore-Peculiar in the championship game.
“The game started bad for (us) and snowballed from there,” Harper said. “Myel White threw well but suffered the loss.”
White hit a two-run double in the first inning in the win over Platte County. She also drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the third. Makenna Pontalion drove in the final two runs on a hit in the sixth.
CHRISMAN DROPS THREE: William Chrisman played a pair of competitive games but went 0-3 Saturday in the Silver Bracket of the Greater Kansas City Invitational.
Gracie Ussery hit a home run and doubled but suffered the loss in a 6-3 defeat to Pleasant Hill in the first round. Clarissa Etter and Caitlin Gentry each added two hits for the Bears (0-5), who held a 3-2 lead before the Chicks scored four runs in the fifth.
In a 19-14 loss to Oak Grove in the consolation semifinal, Chrisman scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 13-12 but Oak Grove scored six in the fifth to pull away.
Gentry had three hits, including two doubles, Ussery and Kiara Boldridge each added two hits and Ryan Herod doubled for the Bears.
Baylee Holloman could muster Chrisman’s lone hit in a 21-0 loss to Lee’s Summit in the seventh-place game.