Platte County softball wraps up above-.500 season in Blue Division

Platte County put the finishing touches on a plus-.500 season in Suburban Conference Blue Division play with a 18-4 shellacking of Raytown South on Thursday, Sept. 22 in Raytown, Mo.

The Pirates scored in six of seven innings but didn’t invoke the run rule, tallying the final five in the top of the seventh. The biggest inning came with six in the fifth, which included RBI singles for Lauren Magee and Tori Farr in addition to Paige Rocha’s RBI double.

Anna Townsend finished with five hits, including doubles in the first, six and seventh innings. She drove in two with a double in the first for a 2-0 Platte County lead before Raytown South answered with one in the bottom of the frame.

Magee and Shayla Kohler also had a pair of RBIs, while Taylor Farr went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a team-high three RBIs. Stephanie Carroll scored two and drove in two, as well. 

Kohler earned the win, allowing just one earned run on four hits and two walks. Raytown South closed within 6-4 with three runs in the bottom of the third.

Platte County improved to 6-3 in Blue Division play, pending the result of a Tuesday, Sept. 27 game against Belton. The result was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.

Platte County 12, Truman 2

The Pirates followed up the blowout with Raytown South with a third straight double digit win.

In the rescheduled game played Friday, Sept. 23 at Platte County High School, Platte County scored three in each of the first two innings and ended up with a walkoff win after plating four in the seventh. Janessa Barmann went 3-for-3 and drove in three on two hits and scored three times. Rocha also scored three times on a walk and two hits, including a triple.

Magee had a triple and a double, while Kohler doubled and drove in two.

Platte County 14, Oak Park 4, 5 innings

The majority of the offense came in the second and third innings Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Platte County High School before the Pirates plated a walkoff run in the bottom of the fifth.

After going behind 3-0 in the top of the second, Platte County responded back with eight runs in the bottom of the frame. The Pirates added five more in the bottom of the third with Rocha hitting an RBI double and scoring on Anna Townsend’s two-run double.

Magee scored Townsend with a single.

Rocha drove in three total and scored twice, while Tori Farr had two singles and two walks, scoring three times. Townsend and Magee also tallied three RBIs.

Kearney 6, Platte County 0

The Pirates were unable to win the return Blue Division matchup with a big rival despite a more competitive game Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Kearney, Mo.

Kearney won the first matchup 10-3 in early September with freshman pitcher Gracie Erickson out injured. She threw last week and allowed four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work with the Bulldogs plating three in the first and three more in the fifth.

Platte County drew four walks but managed just one hit — a single for Kohler.

Raymore-Peculiar 9, Park Hill 1

The Trojans didn’t score until the seventh inning of a Suburban Conference Gold Division matchup Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Raymore, Mo. Peyton Morehouse came across after hitting a one-out double, just the second hit against Raymore-Peculiar’s Camryn Stickel.

Park Hill South lost 20-5 to Lee’s Summit North on Monday, Sept. 26 and remained winless in league play (0-9) entering a Tuesday, Sept. 27 matchup with Lee’s Summit. The result was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.