There are many ways to measure Lee’s Summit’s dominance in Missouri Class 4 softball this season. But there’s one method that may be most telling of all. In their last three games, the Tigers outscored the opposition 25-0.
Platte County softball coach Rob Davenport expected a pitcher’s duel in the final of the Missouri Class 3 state tournament, and he wasn’t disappointed. The only disappointment came in being on the wrong end of that duel.
Mallory Stoner hit a two-run home run in the first inning, then wriggled out of a couple of jams on the pitching mound in the Pirates’ 2-1 victory over Monett in a Class 3 semifinal at the Missouri softball state tournament at the Killian Sports Complex.
Lee’s Summit sailed five balls over the outfield fence — two each from Bailey Baird and Emily Robinson — as part of a 15-hit barrage that crushed Liberty North 13-0 in six innings Saturday in a Missouri Class 4 quarterfinal game at Liberty North.
Yurie Heard was a major cog in the first team championship for the Raiders in nine years on Thursday and followed that up with a dominant four matches in the individual portion of the tournament Friday and Saturday.
Thunderstorms washed away the opening round of the Missouri Class 2 event Monday. As a result, the girls tournament will be shortened to a one-day, 18-hole event that takes place Tuesday at Joplin's Twin Hills Country Club.
Blue Springs clinched its berth into the Missouri Class 2 state tournament Monday when it won the Class 2, Sectional 4 tournament. Notre Dame de Sion finished second to also qualify for the state meet.