High School Sports

Blue Springs South beats Ray-Pec, claims another state championship in softball

McClatchy File

It was an all KC-area final in Missouri Class 4 softball on Saturday in Springfield. Blue Springs South dominated a familiar opponent.

The Jaguars beat fellow Suburban Gold conference mate Raymore-Peculiar 10-0 in five innings for the state championship.

Blue Springs South got off to a hot start, scoring three runs in the first, and never looked back in defending the championship the Jaguars also won last fall.

Blue Springs South pitcher Addie Lightner gave up five hits in five innings and struck out five. She finished 10-1 this season for the Jaguars, who were 20-6 overall this year. Lightner will play in college at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Blue Springs South knocked out Columbia Rock Bridge 3-2 on Friday in the semifinals. Raymore Peculiar ended up 26-6.

Blue Springs South catcher Victoria Bailey went 2 for 4 with five RBIs, including a homer, in Saturday’s championship game. Center fielder Reagan Hecker went 3 for 4 and scored three runs, while Bailey Brumley, who played first base, also had three hits.

Raymore-Peculiar pitcher Camryn Stickel took the loss. She finished 23-6 this season.

Ray-Pec beat Webb City Springfield Kickapoo and Cedar Hill Northwest to get to the championship game.