Blue Springs South made its own breaks and got a few more to take the title of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

Blue Springs South made its own breaks and got a few more to take the title of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

Tiffany Murdock scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth during international tiebreaker rules to lift the Jaguars to a 5-4 win over Kearney in the championship of the Gold Bracket.

After South held Kearney scoreless on the tiebreaker in the top of the eighth, Murdock started the bottom of the inning on second. She advanced to third on a ground out by Lauren Chirnside and then scored on the wild pitch to set off a celebration by the Jaguars.

“Everybody just kind of went crazy,” Jaguars coach Vickie Brummel said of the scene when Murdock scored the decisive run. “We’ve still got a lot of things to work on – I was disappointed with our defense – but it’s still a great way to start a season.”

Kelsey Dean went 1-for-1 with three RBIs; Chirnside was 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base; Logan Spaw was 2-for-3 with a run scored; and Kaitlin Schaberg added an RBI double.

The Jaguars led 2-0 until Kearney scored three runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead. The Jaguars responded with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before Kearney tied it in the sixth.

Freshman Megan Schwindler earned the win in relief of Michaela Tolliver, allowing no hits, no walks and striking out three in 2 1/3 innings.

Brummel said it was the first time the Jaguars had won the Greater KC title since 1999 and the third time overall. “But I think this is the first time we’ve won it when we’ve played it all the way out, so really this is probably our first real title in this.”

Earlier in the day, South edged Lee’s Summit 3-2 in a semifinal game when Spaw was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.

Kelly Voigt singled to lead off the seventh and Brooke Parker followed with a single, and both advanced to second and third on an errant throw. Schaberg was walked to load the bases and Spaw was hit with the first pitch.

Spaw went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Voigt finished 2-for-3 with two runs and Parker was 2-for-4.

The Jaguars turned a triple play in the first inning when starting pitcher Schwindler made a shoe-top catch of a pop-up and got the runners at first and second base.

Tolliver earned the win in relief of Schwindler, allowing just one hit in the final 1 1/3 innings.

Lee’s Summit went on to claim third, beating Liberty 3-2 in the third-place game.

Grain Valley took third place in the Silver Bracket, beating Staley 9-3 after losing 8-2 to Oak Park earlier.

Lee’s Summit West fell 3-2 to Platte County in the final of the Bronze Bracket after defeating St. Joseph Central 11-7 in nine innings.