Blue Springs South remains alive in the Suburban Big Six softball race. Blue Springs has all but been eliminated.

Blue Springs South remains alive in the Suburban Big Six softball race. Blue Springs has all but been eliminated.

A strong defense that threw out three Blue Springs runners at the plate and Brooke Parker’s two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the host Jaguars to a 3-2 victory over rival Blue Springs on Monday.

Kelsey Dean reached base safely on Blue Springs’ fourth error, was bunted to second, advanced to third on a fly ball and scored on Parker’s hit.

“The defensive plays at the plate kept us in the game,” South coach Vickie Brummel said. “We threw out a runner on an attempted suicide squeeze and two more on throws from the outfield. Maddie Giles made the tag outs at the plate.”

Micheala Tolliver spaced eight hits for the decision over Kaley Gilmore.
“It took us awhile to adjust to the pitching,” Brummel said.

South (19-6, 5-3) scored single runs in the first and second innings. Blue Springs (17-6, 4-4) tied the score in the third on Madison Hood’s two-run single. Nikki White also doubled for Blue Springs. Dean singled and scored two of the South runs.

TRUMAN 3, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 1: The Patriots bounced back after a tough week with a Suburban Middle Six Conference victory at Adair Park.

Truman benefited from five Titan errors that led to four unearned runs as Paige Parker picked up the win by holding Lee’s Summit West to three hits and striking out 11.  Brooke VunCannon went 2 for 4 with a single and double to lead the Patriots (17-6, 7-1) offensively.

FORT OSAGE 12, WINNETONKA 9: A six-run third inning provided a 7-3 lead  for the Suburban Middle Seven victory for the host Indians.

“It was our Senior Night and a great way for our seniors to go out,” Fort Osage coach Kelly Sullivan said. “We play them today and need to play errorless ball.”
Fort Osage (9-10, 6-4) survived six errors for the win.

Mercedes Marriott went 4 for 4 with two doubles and Kenzi Mickey 3 for 3 with two doubles to pace a 10-hit Fort Osage attack. Felicia Gwinn was the winning pitcher.

RAYTOWN 10-16, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0-5: Raytown swept William Chrisman at Adair Park in a Suburban Middle Seven game.

Chrisman was held to one hit in the first game. The Bears had eight in the second game with Kyana Mason collecting three singles.

Raytown broke open the second game with a nine-run sixth inning. The first game was the completion of a Sept. 9 game stopped by rain.

Aubrie Dial and Reba Atchley were the losing pitchers for the Bears (2-20, 0-10).

“In the second game, we played really hard for the first five innings,” Chrisman coach Lindsey Ramsey said. “We hit the ball hard and played great defense. We need to finish the whole game.”