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Amid a four-game losing streak, California has had the misfortune of running up against some tough pitchers. That was the case again on Friday night, April 22, when Versailles’ Brendan Owsley completely stifled the Pintos to give the Tigers a 2-1 win.
California was solid for the final six innings against Eldon. Unfortunately, four hits led to three first-inning runs for the Mustangs and a quick lead propelled Eldon to a 6-1 win in a Tri-County battle.
Twisted Fast Pitch, a U12 club softball team consisting of area girls, stormed through its most recent tournament with a 7-0 record this past weekend in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
The Pintos took third out of eight teams in Wednesday’s Tri-County Conference Tournament behind fifth-place finishes from Dylan Kramel and Jordan Geiser.
Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the second inning on Tuesday night against Jamestown, California shortstop Kory Stephens hit a two-RBI single to put the Pintos ahead 2-1.
Hours after falling to Vienna in the semifinal game of the New Bloomfield/Calvary Lutheran tournament, California suffered a similar fate against Belle in the third-place game Saturday.
The sixth inning of Thursday’s game between California and School of Osage was anything but pretty. It was decisive, however, and it cost the Pintos in a 5-3 loss at home to the Indians.
California and Russellville represented the area as part of an 11-team field on Saturday at the Boonville Invitational.
Jamestown had no problems offensively on Saturday against Versailles. The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead and tallied seven runs total on eight hits. However, 17 runs from Versailles — all scored in the game’s final four innings — were enough to drop the Eagles 17-7 in a run-rule-shortened game.
After allowing New Franklin to stake a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Russellville spent the whole game playing from behind in the first of its two games on Saturday. Despite two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, the Indians fell 6-5.