An eight-hit attack wasn’t enough for the Truman softball team.

An eight-hit attack wasn’t enough for the Truman softball team.

Host Staley scooted to a 5-2 lead after three innings in setting up an 8-5 victory over the Patriots on Thursday.

“Hopefully, we can play better defensively,” Truman coach Amy Temples said of today’s game with North Kansas City. A victory clinches at least a tie for the Suburban Middle Six title.

“Kelsi Broyles got a lot of ground balls,” Temples said of the Truman pitcher. Four errors led to her and the Truman loss.

Brooke VunCannon, Bridgette McAuley and Olivia Brown each singled twice and Tori Zorich singled and tripled with one RBI in accounting for the eight hits for Truman (18-7).

RUSKIN 16, ST. MARY’S 3: Host Ruskin used a 13-run first inning to end a 1-10 St. Mary’s regular season. Nachelle Miller was the losing pitcher.

Kayla Terry had two of St. Mary’s three hits.

“As I told the girls, the real season starts next Wednesday,” St Mary’s coach Jamie Miller said.

The Trojans compete in the Class 1 District 12 tournament at Sherwood.