MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs scored the game's final 10 runs Wednesday, pulling away to a 12-2 win in five innings against the Russellville Indians.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Russellville, but due to wet field conditions, it was moved to South Callaway.
South Callaway, ranked No. 5 in Class 3 by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association, improves to 18-8 and clinches the Show-Me Conference championship with a 5-0 record.
Russellville, ranked No. 6 in Class 2, drops to 14-9 overall and 2-2 in Show-Me play.
The Indians led 1-0 after two innings, but the Bulldogs answered with two runs in the top of the third. Drake Davidson put down a sacrifice bunt, scoring Devon Borghardt, and Tyklen Salmons reached on an error to score Peyton Leeper to give South Callaway a 2-1 lead.
Russellville tied the game at 2 in the bottom half of the inning. After that, it was all South Callaway. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth to win by run-rule.
Leeper gave the Bulldogs the lead for good in the fourth with a three-run home run to right field, his team-high fifth blast of the season. Dustin Loucks added an RBI single later in the inning to extend South Callaway's lead to 6-2.
In the fifth, Salmons had an RBI single, while Loucks hit a two-run double. Loucks scored on a passed ball and two more South Callaway runs scored on an error.
Leeper was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs, improving his season record to 6-0. In five innings, Leeper gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out six.
Leeper also led the Bulldogs at the plate, going 3-for-4 and adding two singles to his homer. He also scored three runs.
Dustin Loucks had the Bulldogs other multihit game, going 2-for-3 with a single, a double and three RBI. Borghardt, Salmons and Tyler Lepper each had a single and scored two runs, and Austin Loucks added a single.
South Callaway wraps up conference play at home Friday against New Bloomfield. First pitch is at 5 p.m.