Blue Springs ends the first week of the baseball season with a winning record.

Blue Springs ends the first week of the baseball season with a winning record.

Nick Gulotta doubled and tripled with four RBIs to power the Wildcats past Rockhurst 6-5 in the Metro Lead-Off Tournament Thursday at Legacy Park.

The double gave the Wildcats a 2-0 opening-inning lead. His two-run triple drove in what proved to be the tying and winning runs in the third inning.

Taylor Cross, who relieved starter David Stober, in the fourth inning was credited with the win.

“The kids made the plays when they had, too,” Blue Springs coach Marc Hines said. “Nick came up with two big hits.”

Blue Springs went 3-2 in the tournament.

“I was pleased with the way the kids went,” Hines said. “I wish we could have done better.”

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 14, PARK HILL SOUTH 9: An eight-run fourth inning for a 9-6 lead carrier North to the Metro Lead-Off Tournament victory.

Devin Willmon had two hits and four RBIs in leading North to its second victory in five games.

RAYTOWN SOUTH 9, O’HARA 4: Raytown South broke to a 6-0 lead and held on to defeat visiting O’Hara in the Raytown Tournament.

Freshmen Austin Green didn’t allow a walk in pitching six innings for the victory.

Steve Green singled twice with two RBIs, Josh Mann singled twice, Justin Chigbogu hit a three-run homer and Nick Scarcello had a RBI double in leading an eight-hit South attack.

“It was a better pitched game for us,” South coach Steve Peck said. “The freshman had no walks. The inability to throw strikes had been our bugaboo the last three years.”