Park Hill softball still looking to stop losing skid

Park Hill ended up swept in a unique doubleheader played Thursday, Sept. 15 in Blue Springs, Mo.

Due to a rainout early in the season, the Trojans played Blue Springs twice with each side taking a turn as the home team. The Wildcats won both Suburban Conference Gold Division matchups.

Park Hill closed within 3-1 with a run in the top of the fourth of the opener. Kirsten Waldon led off with a single and came around to score on an error, but Blue Springs immediately answered back with two runs on the way to a 5-1 win.

Peyton Morehouse started and went six innings, walking four and allowing six hits. She didn’t have a strikeout.

In the second matchup, Blue Springs scored in all four innings to invoke the early run rule at 18-2. The Trojans put up one in the second on Kali Day’s RBI single to score Alexa Lashbrook, and Izzy Wahlert hit an RBI single in the fourth.

Jessie Binckley and Josie Heckman pitched the second game for the Trojans.

Park Hill lost 14-1 to Lee’s Summit West on Monday, Sept. 19, dropping the Trojans to 3-10 and 0-7 in Gold Division play this season. They had lost nine straight entering a Tuesday, Sept. 20 game at Raymore-Peculiar.

The result of that game was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.

Blue Springs South 7, Park Hill 2

The Trojans dropped a Gold Division matchup Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Blue Springs, Mo. after falling behind 5-0.

Morehouse gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth for Blue Springs South’s fifth run. The Trojans then responded with two runs in the top of the inning to close the gap. MJ LaMunyon hit an RBI triple and scored on Morehouse’s sacrifice fly to right.

Blue Springs South hit back for two more runs in the sixth, and the Jaguars retired the final six batters.