The Blue Springs softball team advanced to the championship pool of the Winnetonka/Park Hill South Tournament with a pair of wins Friday.
The Wildcats downed Fort Osage 10-5 and then held off Warrensburg for a 9-5 victory at the Tiffany Hills Sports Complex.
Blue Springs scored four runs in the first inning and pulled away with five runs in the third inning to top Fort Osage in five innings.
Savannah Maynard hit two doubles with two RBIs, Maddie Kielty doubled and singled with two RBIs and Alex Arndt was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI to spark Blue Springs. Bella Andrews added two hits and an RBI.
Brooklyn Saysoff, Bre Barchak and Abby Kinzler combined to allow just four hits.
Stephanie Short had a double and two RBIs to lead Fort Osage.
After Warrensburg pulled within 4-3 with a run in the top of the fifth inning, Blue Springs pulled away with a five-run bottom of the fifth to improve to 8-3 overall.
Kinzler went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to spark the Wildcats’ offense. Andrews doubled with two RBIs and two runs, Kielty had two hits and an RBI and Maynard doubled with an RBI.
Barchak allowed seven hits, a walk and just two earned runs while striking out five for the win in the six-inning game.
Fort Osage lost its other pool play game as Warrensburg scored a run in the final inning for a 5-4 walk-off win over the Indians.
Olivia Siefker hit a double with two RBIs to lead the Indians, who dropped to 7-4 overall.
BEARS DROP TWO: William Chrisman dropped both pool play games in the Winnetonka/Park Hill South Tournament Friday.
Chrisman failed to get a hit in a 15-0, three-inning loss to Park Hill South in the first game. The Bears (2-12) then managed just three hits in a 10-0 loss to Willard in the second game.
Starting pitcher Gracie Ussery, Ryann Herod and Clarissa Etter had the hits against Willard.
"We have some kids hitting the ball really well,” Chrisman coach Lindsey Ramsey said. “We’re working on bringing the defense together every game."
TRUMAN 2, STALEY 1: Truman capitalized on a pair of errors to score their runs in a Suburban Large Seven win over host Staley Thursday.
The Patriots scored on an error in the fifth inning to tie it and then won it with a run in the top of the seventh.
Myel White allowed just five hits and struck out 12 to outduel Staley’s Hailey Herman in the circle.
Cecelia Mora and Kara Amos each had two hits to lead the Patriots (6-6, 1-3 Large Seven).