A freshman and sophomore delivered for Grain Valley.

A freshman and sophomore delivered for Grain Valley.

The Eagles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a a wild 11-10 victory over St. Teresa’s in a silver bracket game in the Greater Kansas City Softball Invitational at Adair Park Wednesday.

Freshman Annelise Sack hit a game-tying two-run double and scored seconds later on sophomore Sydney Fry’s game-winning double.

Sydney Fairfield went the disance for the victory for the Eagles (2-1).

“It was a nice win,” Grain Valley coach Jim Oliver said. “We had a tough time throwing strikes tonight. But Fairfield threw strikes when she needed them and some girls stepped up.”

An eight-run third inning enabled Grain Valley to overcome a 4-0 defict. St. Teresa’s rallied for a run in the fourth, three in the fifth and two in the sixth for a 10-8 lead.

Fry also tripled, Courtney Kirkpatrick went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI. Sack had the big two-run double and scored two runs.

Grain Valley meets Oak Park at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the semifnals. The Eagles play again at 5:30 for first or third place in the bracket.

RAYTOWN 1, TRUMAN 0: This may go down as Truman’s toughest loss of the season.

Freshman Paige Parker pitched a one-hitter and struck out 14 in Truman’s 1-0 loss to Raytown in a Silver Bracket game in the Greater Kansas City Tournament at Santa Fe Trail Park Wednesday. Raytown didn’t hit a ball out of the infield.

“It was very disappointing,” Truman coach Steve Broughton said. “That was probably as dominant performance I’ve seen at Truman since the Tracie Tiensvold days.

“I don’t like to lose when the other  team doesn’t hit the ball out of the infield.”

Raytown’s only run came in the sixth inning on an infield single. Then, with two outs. Truman’s only error allowed a runner to score from second base.

Truman had only four hits, including Parker’s first-inning double. She was the only Truman runner to advance to second.

Parker has 27 strikeouts in 13 1/3 tournament innings.

Truman (1-2) faces rival William Chrisman at 4:15 p.m. in a consolation semifinals game.

STALEY 17, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: The Bears got behind 9-0 after one inning and coud only muster three hits in a three-inning silver bracket game in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

“We got a saying at William Chrisman,” Bears coach Mark Amos said. “Don’t get mad, get better. We’re going to put hts one in our back pockets and get better.”

The Bears fell to 1-2 with the loss and will face rival Truman at 4:15 p.m. today in a consolation semifinals game.  

GRANDVIEW 15, ST. MARY’S 0: St. Mary’s experienced a tough day in the second round of the Raytown South Tournament.

The Trojans were held hitless in a three-inning loss to Grandview.

The Bulldogs settled the issue with a 14-run first inning.

“We are trying to develop a pitcher and have someone ready to step up and take the spot,” St. Mary’s coach Sara Kenney said. Kenney used four pitchers in the loss.

The 1-1 Trojans meet Lone Jack at 5:30 p.m. today.

PARK HILL 7, OAK GROVE 3: Defensive struggles continued in a 7-3 loss to Park Hill in the Bronze bracket of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational at Adair Park on Wednesday.

All seven runs scored by Park Hill were unearned courtesy of four errors by the Panthers.

“Although the four is better than the six and seven we had in Monday night’s games, it is still too many, especially when your opponents have not committed an error against you in three games,” coach Kirk Sears said. “It is early and our girls are working hard and will continue to work hard to get better and get things worked out.”

Katie Carr, freshman, lead the Panthers with three hits in three at bats and collect 2 RBI, while Rebecca McPherson and Chelsey Kavadas added two hits.  Keelia Martin singled and drove in a run as well.

The Panthers continue at the invitational at Adair and face MRVC West Rival Odessa at 4 p.m. They’ll play another game at 5:45 p.m.