White fans 14 as Patriots top Bears
Truman’s Myel White again proved why she’s one of the elite softball pitchers in the area.
White struck out 14 batters in a complete game victory to lead the Patriots to an 11-2 rout of rival William Chrisman in a Suburban Middle Six matchup Tuesday at Adair Park.
White allowed just five hits, two walks and two unearned runs as Truman improved to 16-8 overall and 5-1 in the conference with its fifth straight victory. She also had two hits, including a double, and two walks.
Annali West and Kennedy Rucker each had two hits, two runs and an RBI, Erynn Boatright had a hitm two stolen bases and two RBIs and Cece Mora, Tayler Hastings and Anna Pritchard each contributed a hit and an RBI for the Patriots.
Truman scored three runs in the first inning. Chrisman scored two runs in the fourth on Caitlin Gentry’s two-run single to cut the deficit to 4-2, but Truman pulled away with a run in the bottom of the fourth and six in the fifth.
Kiara Boldridge had two hits and scored a run for the Bears (6-15, 2-4).
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 8, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 6: Tori Bradley slugged a pair of home runs as Blue Springs South rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh to claim a Suburban Big Eight win over host Ray-Pec Tuesday.
Trailing 6-4 in the seventh, Bradley hit her second home run of the day, a game-tying two-run blast. Emily Berry hit an RBI double to put the Jaguars ahead and scored an insurance run on Lauren Good’s sacrifice fly.
Bradley also hit a two-run homer in the fourth to tie it 3-3 but Ray-Pec scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead.
Bailey Brumley, who earned the win in relief of Breana Barchak, and Berry each went 3-for-3, and Brumley scored three runs. Elle Smith added two hits and three stolen bases.
Brumley allowed four hits and a run over three innings for the win.
LIBERTY 12, BLUE SPRINGS 2: Blue Springs couldn’t recover after host Liberty erupted for nine runs in the first inning in a Suburban Big Eight loss Tuesday.
Only four of the 12 runs allowed by pitchers Natalie Segura and Abby Kinzler were earned.
Izzy Milligan had two hits and Brooklyn Saysoff had a hit and an RBI to lead the Wildcats (6-9, 2-7 Big Eight).
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 3, LIBERTY NORTH 0: Cierra Harrison struck out 13 in a complete-game shutout in a Suburban Big Eight road win over Liberty North Tuesday.
Kelbi Meisenheimer was 3-for-3 and Kinsey Fiedler was 2-for-3 with a home run to lead the Broncos (15-2, 8-1 Big Eight).