Platte County baseball manages shutout win in rain-filled week

Four pitchers combined to strike out 11 for Platte County in a 6-0 shutout Tuesday, March 28 at Platte County High School. The Pirates opened Blue Division play in a game moved up a day after inclement weather forced the postponement of a scheduled game at Belton slated for that same day.

Platte County scored two in the bottom of the first and four more in the bottom of the third Tuesday, March 28 at Platte County High School, while the pitching did the rest. Colton Horn (three), Grant Carver (two), Blake Conner (three) and Colby Sneed (three) all struck out multiple hitters, and Winnetonka managed just three hits and three walks. The Griffins stranded four runners in scoring position, including leaving the bases loaded against Sneed in the seventh.

Horn, Mitchell and Drew Parmeley hit back-to-back-to-back doubles in the first for the first two runs, and Platte County batted eight and scored four in the third.

Kobe Cummings led off with a single and advanced to third before a walk to Mitchell. Parmeley drove in Cummings with a single, and Sneed drove in Mitchell and Parmeley with a two-out double to right field. The Pirates’ lead hit 6-0 when Doll followed with an RBI double.

All six runs were charged to Winnetonka starter Josh Narron.

Of Platte County’s 10 hits, six were doubles — the sixth coming from first baseman Austin Gammill. Winnetonka had just three hits — all singles.