The Fort Osage baseball team exploited Raytown’s defensive mishaps.

The Fort Osage baseball team exploited Raytown’s defensive mishaps.

Austin Atterbury’s bases-loaded, one-out grounder was booted – the Blue Jays’ third error of the game – allowing Hayden Baumgartner to score from third base with the winning run in the Indians’ 6-5 Suburban Middle Seven victory Friday at Fort Osage.

Atterbury drove in two earlier runs on a double and sacrifice fly.

Devin Shores scattered seven hits, walked three and struck out 11 for a complete game victory.

“He really battled throughout and pitched seven solid innings in not-so-great conditions,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said of Shores.

The win enabled the Indians to tie Belton for second place in the conference at 6-3 and improve to 9-12 overall.

RAYTOWN SOUTH 6, WINNETONKA 4: Justin Chigbogu’s ninth homer of the season sent visiting Winnetonka to its first Suburban Middle Seven defeat.

The homer, a three-run blast in the bottom of the fifth inning, put the host Cardinals (8-5, 5-5) ahead 5-4 and made a winner of pitcher Gralin Jackson. An insurance run was added in the sixth.

“We are coming together,” South coach Steve Peck said. “It was a big win for us.”

Jackson and catcher Nick Scarcello also doubled. Winnetonka fell to 13-5 and 8-1.

OAK GROVE 8, ST. PIUS X 6: Cole Doherty pitched and batted Oak Grove to its fourth consecutive victory.

He pitched six innings for the victory and singled twice with three RBIs. Zach Morgan singled twice with two RBIs. Jonathan Latshaw added two singles to Oak Grove’s 10-hit attack.

“Our guys are really starting to come together as we hit the final couple of weeks of the season,” Oak Grove coach Kirk Sears said.

The Warriors led 4-1 after two innings. Two runs in the third and fourth innings gave Oak Grove (10-5) the lead for good.