The weather warmed up. And so did the Blue Springs South bats.

The weather warmed up. And so did the Blue Springs South bats.

An 18-hit game featured three home runs in South’s 21-4 Suburban Big Six rout of Lee’s Summit at Legacy Park Thursday.

“It was nice to swing the bats like we’re capable of,” South coach Ben Baier said.

D’Andre Heggie hit a two-run homer and scored four runs.

Matt Olson singled and hit a two-run homer and scored three times. Josh Sword doubled and hit a two-run homer with four RBIs. Jesse Gray singled twice and doubled, scored three runs with one RBI, and Blake Pummill doubled twice and singled, scored two runs and drove in three.

South (9-11, 3-3) coasted after scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. The mercy rule stopped the game after five innings.

Drew Casper struck out six in three innings for the victory.

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 9, GRAIN VALLEY 8: Grain Valley was one pitch away from its 16th victory. Instead, it suffered its second loss.

Host North rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Eagles.

Grain Valley (15-2) trailed 5-0 before scoring seven runs in the top of the sixth inning. North (11-8) tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Grain Valley regained the lead 8-7 in the top of the seventh.

“It was a hard fought game,” Grain Valley coach Mark Lyford said. “We couldn’t find a way to end it.”

Jordan Oddo had two hits and two RBIs. Losing pitcher Lucas Williams had a single and RBI double, and Cody Cloughley had an RBI double for the Eagles.

RAYTOWN 16, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: Host Raytown remained in the thick of the tight Suburban Middle Seven race with an easy victory at Robinson School.

“Timely hitting was the key,” Raytown coach Jaime Oyler.

Chris Flansburg pitched a five-inning three-hitter for the easy win.

Raytown (6-2, 10-8) collected 13 hits. Michael Babbitt had three singles and five RBIs in leading the way. Clayton Hugill singled twice and doubled with two RBIs.

Matt Ybarra singled and doubled.

Chrisman (1-19, 0-8) scored its only run in the first inning.