The Blue Springs South softball team ended the Greater Kansas City Invitational on a good note.
The Jaguars bounced back from a semifinal loss to Lee’s Summit West to down Platte County 6-3 in the third-place game of the championship gold bracket.
Bailey Fowler went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to help spark South’s offense. Kailee Odegard and Madi Hecker also went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Jaguars, who improved to 4-1.
Sydney Righi allowed five hits and three earned runs over five innings for the win. Easton Seib gave up two hits in two scoreless innings to earn her first save.
GRAIN VALLEY 10, WINNETONKA 6: Grain Valley out-slugged Winnetonka to capture the championship of the Greater Kansas City Invitational’s bronze bracket Wednesday at Adair Park.
Sydney McKinney went 3-for-4 to help power the offense as the Eagles improved to 3-2 overall.
Autumn Bicknell, Kendra Dankenbring, Brianna Carter each went 2-for-3 in support of winning pitcher Payton Walter.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 10, FORT OSAGE 0: Lee’s Summit North scored in all five innings to rout Fort Osage Wednesday in the third-place game of the Greater Kansas City Invitational’s silver bracket.
Emily Clark (3-for-3 with two doubles), Olivia Krehbiel (2-for-4) and Emily Dupin (1-for-4) each drove in two runs for the Broncos (3-2). Cierra McGee went 3-for-3 with an RBI and London Fiorella was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
North starter Marissa Davis pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11. Chloe Harris had Fort Osage’s lone hit.
“We had a tough time hitting tonight, and we didn't adjust at the plate very well,” Indians coach Kelly Sullivan said. “I'm pleased to end the silver bracket in fourth place.”
RAYTOWN 10, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 3: Raytown scored eight runs in the fifth inning to erase Chrisman’s 3-2 lead and take the seventh-place game of the Greater Kansas City Invitational’s silver bracket Wednesday.
Tawnie Griffin’s two-run single and Meaghan Stark’s RBI single staked the Bears (1-4) to the 3-2 lead. Sam Atagi also doubled for Chrisman, while Adriana Solary suffered the loss.
OAK GROVE 7, OAK PARK 0: Kaitlyn Marsh went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and shut out Oak Park on eight hits in the circle as Oak Grove won its finale in the Greater Kansas City Invitational Wednesday.
“We rebounded very nicely tonight after a rough night on Monday,” Oak Grove coach Terry Parker said. “We had timely hitting, great pitching and great defense tonight. We hope that we can carry this momentum into next week when we start conference play.”
Tatum Dunham hit a home run and Bailee Martin went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI to help Oak Grove.