A no-hit effort by two Fort Osage pitchers wasn’t enough.

A no-hit effort by two Fort Osage pitchers wasn’t enough.

Host Park Hill South used five Fort Osage errors to score four unearned runs in a 4-3 Suburban Middle Seven victory Friday.

“It was tough loss,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said. “To throw a no-hitter and lose is tough on the team.”

Devin Shores struck out nine in eight innings. When he walked the leadoff batter in the bottom of the ninth, he was replaced by Derek Pike.

South went on to score the winning run on a successful suicide-squeeze play.

The first two Fort Osage runs came on suicide squeezes and the third on a passed ball.
Fort Osage (3-4, 1-2) had only three hits.

South tied the score 3-3 with two runs in the fifth inning.

VAN HORN 4, RUSKIN 3: Michael Payne struck out 11 in seven innings while walking no one to pick up the win for the host Falcons.

RAYTOWN 14, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: Chris Flansburg allowed only four hits, singled twice and scored two runs to lead host Raytown to the Suburban Middle Seven victory. Clayton Hugill added two singles and a double.

A seven-run first inning off losing pitcher Richard Douglas sealed the win for Raytown (1-2, 1-1).
“We beat ourselves,” Chrisman coach J.R. Wells said. “The errors are racking up. When we learn to stop making those mistakes we’ll be a good team.”

Chrisman fell to 0-3 and 0-2.

RAYMORE-PECULIAR 10, GRAIN VALLEY 5: The Eagles surrendered four home runs and surrendered a 5-0 lead in the final four innings.

Girls soccer

Camilla Neumann made certain Van Horn posted its second victory in four games.

She scored three goals and assisted on one as the Falcons prevailed 4-1 at Grandview Friday.

Van Horn’s final goal was scored by Diana Cruz on Neumann’s assist.

Boys tennis

The Truman tennis team closed out a three-matches-in-three-days stretch with a convincing 9-0 Suburban Middle Six triumph over St. Joseph Central on Thursday at Santa Fe Trail Park.

Matt Perry, David Franklin, Mason Short, Zach Felz, Brett Fredenberg and Andy Muelleman rolled to singles wins. Perry and Franklin picked up a victory at No. 1 doubles, Short and Felz prevailed at No. 2 and Fredenberg and Muelleman closed out with a win at No. 3.