The Truman baseball team remains undefeated.

The Truman baseball team remains undefeated.

Winner Tom Ruddy and Brian Read combined for a four-hitter and J.T. Hayes doubled twice and hit a three-run homer to lead Truman past visiting Pembroke Hill 4-1 Monday.

Hayes’ homer snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Truman (4-0) played errorless defense.

“We had good pitching and defense and Hays got the clutch hit in the sixth,” Truman coach John Eglich said.

LIBERTY 5, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 4: The Blue Springs South comeback was to no avail.

Liberty pushed across run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge visiting Blue Springs South 5-4.

South (2-2) overcame 3-0 and 4-1 deficits to tie the score 4-4 after six innings.

Chad Worman, who relieved starter Matt Olsen in the fourth inning, suffered the loss. Matt Dye, who was the third Liberty pitcher, gained the win.

“We gave up too many early mistakes and that is what hurt us,” South coach Ben Baier said. “It didn’t seem like we were ready to go. We still have the potential. I like this team but we still have to perform and we didn’t do that the whole game tonight.”

BARTLESVILLE TOURNAMENT: Fort Osage had to settle for a 1-3 showing in last weekend’s Bartlesville (Okla.) Tournament.,

“It was nice to get four games in,” Fort Osage coach Chris Walker said. “We saw some good competition. I would have liked to have come home with more than one victory.”

Sapulpa (Okla.) scored all four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Fort Osage 4-3 in the tourney opener. Chad Sutton suffered the loss. Drew Standifer singled twice for the Indians.

Fort Osage was held to six hits, including two Carlos Ramirez singles in falling 4-0 to the host team. Standifer took the loss.

A 10-hit attack powered Fort Osage past Ponca City (Okla.) 13-3. Spencer Gearhart had three singles and pitched  the win in leading the Indians.

Fort Osage (2-5) was held to one hit in falling 5-0 to Oswasso (Okla.). Oswasso scored all five runs in the first inning off losing pitcher Derek Pike.

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 5, NORTH KANSAS CITY 0: Josh Gregg pitched a no-hitter and struck out five as the host Broncos ruined the North Kansas City season opener.

Jake Williams singled twice and Keith Winterowd doubled in three runs during a four-run sixth inning  in powering North (3-3).