Truman's White holds off Central for win

By The Examiner staff

Truman held off St. Joseph Central’s late rally for a non-conference victory Tuesday.

Central scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings but senior pitcher Myel White hung on for the win.

White, who had two hits, helped herself with an RBI single in a three-run third inning. Freshman catcher Addi Sutton delivered a two-run single.

Kennedy Rucker and Erynn Boatright each added two hits and score a run each, and Cece Mora doubled.

White finished off the complete game, allowing five hits, no walks and two runs while striking out eight.

FORT OSAGE 16, NORTH KANSAS CITY 4: Lindsey Barker had a big day at the plate to help power Fort Osage to a non-conference rout of host North Kansas City Wednesday at Macken Park.

Barker was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs to lead the 17-hit attack for the Indians, who led 6-4 before erupting for 10 runs in the fourth inning.

Bailey Rinacke, who tripled and scored three runs, and Emma James each had two hits and three RBIs, Savannah Short added two hits, a double and two RBIs and winning pitcher Anna Morton and Alysa Garlock each had two hits and an RBI.

WILLIAM CHRISMAN 22, RAYTOWN SOUTH 0: The William Chrisman softball team picked a good time for its first win of the season.

Ryann Herrod slugged a grand slam to lead and Isabel Dufva went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the Bears to a 22-0 three-inning mercy-rule rout of Raytown South on their Senior Night Tuesday.

Gracie Ussery, who pitched the first and Cameron Calhoun, who threw the final inning, each had two hits, including a home run. Kiara Boldridge hit two doubles and a triple and Ariah Rakestraw added two hits and two RBIs for the Bears (1-4).

On Wednesday, though, Chrisman fell 9-5 to host Harrisonville. The Bears rallied for five runs with the help of walks in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 7-5, but Harrisonville scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away.

Ussery had a hit and an RBI and the Bears drew six walks.

The Bears bounced back Tuesday after going 0-4 in the shortened Greater Kansas City Suburban Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Chrisman lost 16-12 to Harrisonville and 17-1 to Lee’s Summit North on Friday. Ussery was 3-for-5 with five RBIs in the loss to Harrisonville. Boldridge had the Bears’ lone hit against North.

On Saturday, Chrisman fell 11-2 to Lee’s Summit and 16-0 to Centralia. Baylee Holloman went 2-for-2 with a run and Ussery had a hit and an RBI against Lee’s Summit.