Lady 'Hounds win on return home
SWEET SPRINGS -- The Sweet Springs softball team improved its home record to 6-0 Tuesday with a 9-2 win over Concordia.
Senior Kylee Winfrey held the Lady Orioles to four hits, striking out six batters, while banging out three hits -- two of them doubles -- scoring once and driving in a run. Her battery mate, senior Sydney Vaught, contributed three hits while knocking in two runs and scoring twice.
The Lady Greyhounds also got three hits from senior Lauren Eagle, who crossed the plate twice. Freshman Jaelyn Winfrey, junior Emma Sims and senior Jacobi Powers also had RBIs.
Concordia (10-3) got run-scoring singles from sophomore Lauren Fiene and senior Jacey Smith.
Sweet Springs (12-1) is scheduled to host Stover and Kingsville for a Wednesday doubleheader.
Crest Ridge 24, Santa Fe 17
ALMA -- Crest Ridge recovered from a 13-7 deficit after two innings Monday to overcome host Santa Fe, 24-17.
The Lady Chiefs scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning as freshman Madison Horman and sophomores Jade Nuttle and Madeline Bickle delivered two-run singles. They added five more runs in the second, with help from singles by freshman Bella Limback and junior Carrigan Smith.
Aided by the first of two homers by sophomore Reagan Shippy, the Lady Cougars began their comeback with four runs in both the third and fourth innings -- closing the margin to 14-12. They pulled ahead with a seven-run fifth, three errors and senior Hannah Gassen's bases-loaded double putting them in front by four runs.
Santa Fe was unable to put up more than a solo run during the final four frames. Crest Ridge added to the gap on Shippy's grand slam in the top of the seventh. Shippy finished with seven RBIs for the Lady Cougars (8-1).
Horman drove in three runs for Santa Fe, which hosted St. Paul on Tuesday, with results unavailable at press time.
Concordia 10, Sweet Springs 9
SWEET SPRINGS -- Concordia broke open an 8-8 tie with two runs in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday and held on Tuesday for a 10-9 decision at Sweet Springs.
The Orioles looked like they were going to run away with the game after taking an 8-0 lead with a six-run third inning, junior Peyton Moore driving in one run with a single and sophomore Dante Stockwell singling in two more.
The Greyhounds sliced the deficit in half in the sixth as walks forced in the first three runs and junior Hunter Sims bringing in the last one with a single. Juniors Jacob Hall and Jarret Fuehring both stroke two-run doubles in the seventh to tie the game.
A single and walk put runners on base to start the eighth for Concordia (10-1), both plated by senior Lane Mueller's triple. Senior Nick Ortzian walked, stole a base and came in on junior Logan Sua's single, but Sweet Springs couldn't get the tying run across.
The 'Hounds (3-4) are set to travel to New Franklin on Thursday.
Crest Ridge 15, Santa Fe 4
ALMA -- Crest Ridge scored 11 runs during the final two innings Monday to break open a one-run game at Santa Fe, winning 15-4.
The Chiefs took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the bottom of the third inning as senior Caleb Bergman and sophomore Carter Wodrich stroked RBI doubles, but only scored once more -- on junior Dakota Boehmer's solo shot in the sixth.
Sophomore August Hoeper doubled in the go-ahead run in the fourth, but the Cougars were unable to shape Santa Fe before scoring four runs in the sixth -- the first on junior Cole Schmidli's double and the last on a single by freshman Corben Martin.
Hoeper, sophomore Kole Conard, junior Gus Cooper and senior Jett Brandes each singled in runs during a seven-run seventh for Crest Ridge (3-6).
Bergman, Wodrich, senior Wyatt Sims and junior Alex Edwards each had two hits for the Chiefs (0-7).
Santa Fe fell at home to New Franklin on Tuesday, 12-0, but additional information was not yet available.
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