Brooklynne Simbeck allowed three hits and struck out 12 as Grain Valley defeated Excelsior Springs 8-1 Thursday to clinch at least a tie for the Missouri River Valley Conference West title.

Brooklynne Simbeck allowed three hits and struck out 12 as Grain Valley defeated Excelsior Springs 8-1 Thursday to clinch at least a tie for the Missouri River Valley Conference West title.

“It was a good conference win for us,” Grain Valley coach Jim Oliver said.

Sydney Fairfield singled and doubled in the road victory, Annelise Zack singled twice and doubled, Monica Hudson singled twice and Haley Herz singled and tripled with two RBIs to power the Eagles (16-4, 7-1).

ADRIAN 15, ST. MARY’S 0: The visiting Trojans (1-8) were no match for Adrian.

“We played better than we did yesterday (18-0 loss to St. Pius X),” St. Mary’s coach Jamie Miller said.