Another strong performance in a conference game has Fort Osage softball coach Kelly Sullivan feeling good.
The Indians pounded out 13 hits to stay undefeated in the Suburban Middle Seven with a 10-2 rout of host Oak Park Tuesday.
Kyra McIntosh led the way for the Indians, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.
“The girls hit the ball very well. Their defense was a lot better. It really seemed like this team is starting to come together, even though we’re still nursing a few injuries,” Sullivan said after her team improved to 5-0 in the conference and 9-4 overall.
Sadie Waller allowed nine hits, two walks and two runs in a complete game victory.
Stephanie Short and Lexi Smith each had a hit and two RBIs, Olivia Siefker doubled, singled, scored two runs and drove in one run, Lindsey Barker added two hits and a run and Alysa Garlock had two hits, including a double.
The Indians took a 4-1 lead after three innings and slowly pulled away.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 9, COLUMBIA BATTLE 0: Blue Springs South, which had lost four of its last five entering Tuesday, bounced back with a strong effort at the plate and on defense.
Every starter had a hit as the Jaguars collected nine in the non-conference road win.
McKenna Lester had a double, two walks and three RBIs, Bailey Brumley hit a two-run triple in the first inning and winning pitcher Addie Lightner added a hit and two RBIs.
Lightner allowed nine hits and one walk but struck out six for the shutout victory.
“We played very well defensively today, and we were able to get out of some jams because of that,” Jaguars coach Kristi Williams said.
Lauren Rogers and Lauren Good each added a hit and an RBI for South (11-4).
TRUMAN 9, PARK HILL SOUTH 7: Kara Amos slugged a pair of home runs and drove in five to help Truman hold off host Park Hill South for a Suburban Large Seven win Tuesday.
Amos finished 3-for-4 with a home run in the first inning, a single in the fourth and another blast in the sixth as the Patriots built an 8-4 lead and held off a Park Hill South rally in the sixth and seventh inning.
Myel White surrendered seven runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out nine and walking one for the win. She also slugged a home run in the third inning.
Katie Sutton added a pair of hits as Truman improved to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 19-21, RUSKIN 1-4: William Chrisman blasted a combined 29 hits in a Suburban Middle Seven home doubleheader sweep of Ruskin Tuesday.
Pitcher Gracie Ussery hit a home run and a double and struck out seven in the circle for the win and Kiara Boldridge went 3-for-3 with a grand slam in the 19-1 win.
The Bears scored five runs in the first inning and 14 in the second. Caitlin Gentry (double) and Ariah Rakestraw each went 3-for-3 and Clarissa Etter added a pair of singles.
Baylee Holloman singled, doubled and tripled to lead the Bears to the 21-4 win in the second game. The Bears scored 10 runs in the first inning and 11 in the second.
Pitcher Cameron Calhoon added a double and struck out seven for the win. Desiree Martinez added two doubles, and Ussery and Gentry also doubled as the Bears improved to 4-12 overall and 4-3 in the conference.