A rare play in baseball sparked Lee’s Summit West and cost Fort Osage.

A rare play in baseball sparked Lee’s Summit West and cost Fort Osage.

A bases-loaded suicide squeeze in the bottom of the seventh gave West (18-5) the needed two runs in a 9-8 nonconference victory over visiting Fort Osage Thursday.

When Fort Osage pitcher Devin Shores went into his windup, runners at second and third base took off. The batter bunted the ball back to Chance Divers as the runner on third easily scored.

When Divers fielded the bunt and threw to first, the runner from second base also scored.

Fort Osage (8-12) used an infield hit and five walks to score four runs in the top of the inning for a brief 9-8 lead.

“In the last inning our guys did a great job of being selective.,” Fort Osage Chris Walker said. “Their pitching wasn’t missing that much. We stayed with the game plan.”

Divers singled twice with one RBI for the Indians.

COLUMBIA HICKMAN 8, BLUE SPRINGS 2: Jon Jones spaced four hits and struck out six in pitching host Hickman to the victory.

A four-run second inning gave the Kewpies (10-6) the victory.

David Stober and Marcus Brown each doubled for the Wildcats (10-7). Corbin Hare suffered the loss.

“We started out the week well and hoped to end it well,” Blue Springs coach Marc Hines said. “It was a disappointing loss.”