Truman and James O’Dell continue to shine.

Truman and James O’Dell continue to shine.

O’Dell scattered eight hits, struck out four and walked two as Truman defeated visiting Lee’s Summit 6-2 Wednesday for its fifth consecutive victory.

“He threw another good game,” Truman coach John Eglich said of O’Dell. “He made one mistake, a breaking ball that was hit for a homer.”

Truman trailed 1-0 and was held hitless until tying the game with a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Tigers (3-3) went ahead 2-1 with a run in the top of the sixth.

But in the bottom of the inning the Patriots used four hits to score five runs, seal the win and remain undefeated. J.T. Hayes hit a two-run double and Josh Felz and Tanner Burkett a RBI single each during the rally. Hayes also had a single.

“We hung around and gave ourselves a chance to win,” Eglich said. “We had some key hits in the sixth inning.

“O’Dell threw about 90 pitches. We were able to have the two big innings. It’s always nice to be undefeated.”

O’Dell, a senior, improved to 2-0 on the young season.

Truman opens Suburban Middle Six play at conference favorite Lee’s Summit West Friday.

RAYMORE-PECULIAR 8, BLUE SPRINGS 2: Visiting Raymore-Peculiar used six hits to score six runs in the top of  the 10th inning to defeat Blue Springs in a Suburban Big Six opener.

“We pitched really well for nine innings and played solid defense again,” Blue Springs coach Marc Hines said. :We left too many runners in scoring position. We didn’t get the key hit when we needed it”

Blue Springs (3-3, 0-1) took a 1-0 lead on Marcus Brown’s second-inning homer. The Panthers (3-3, 1-0) scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Blue Springs tied the score 2-2 with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

David Stober doubled for the Wildcats. Garrett McKinzie hit a solo homer in addition to a three-run double in the big 10th inning to power the Panthers.

FORT OSAGE 6, WINNETONKA 1: Spencer Gearhart had a great day on both sides of the ball to lead Fort Osage to a 6-1 win over Winnetonka.

Gearhart pitched seven innings allowing one run, three hits, no walks and struck out one to improve his record to 2-0. He also went 2-for-4 from the plate with a single, a double and an RBI. Carlos Ramirez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Cody Crabb his a solo home run in the seventh for the Indians (3-5, 2-0 Middle Seven).

“I was pleased to get the conference win,” Indians coach Chris Walker said.

Walker also said Gearhart did a good job of keeping his composure after a few runners got on and the defense struggled early in the game.

RAYTOWN SOUTH 10, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 6: Justin Chigbogu singled, homered twice and drove in three runs to power Raytown South to an opening Suburban Middle Seven victory over William Chrisman at Crysler Stadium.

Ryan Conley pitched the opening innings for the win for South (4-2). Auston Mavis was the loser for the Bears (0-6).

“We left 11 guys on base and had five errors,” Chrisman coach Jim Pickett said. “That’s not a recipe for winning. We’ll clean it up.”

Nick Gridley and Tyler Henderson each singled twice and Shaquille Theus singled and doubled as South totaled 11 hits. Austin Brown singled and doubled for the Bears, who trailed 9-2 after three innings. A four-run fifth inning wasn’t enough to catch the Cardinals.

“It was an ugly game,” South coach Steve Peck said. “It’s nice to be 1-0 in the conference.”

RAYTOWN 8, PARK HILL SOUTH 1: An eight-hit attack, errorless defense and Matt Burnaugh’s pitching featured Raytown’s victory over visiting Park Hill South in a Suburban Middle Seven opener.

Burnaugh allowed only four hits in six innings for the victory. Darius Hampton and Michael Babbitt each singled twice with two RBIs, and Danton Maddox was on base four times and hit a three-run double to power the Blue Jays (2-3).

“It was big turnaround for us,” Raytown coach Jaime Oyler said. “We had one hit and six errors Monday night against West.”