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Local teams fare well in Saturday tournaments

Saturday was tournament day for many area sports and teams, and for the most part the Mineral Area teams did well. Farmington placed first and Fredericktown second in the North County softball tournament. Mineral Area College placed second in the McKendree volleyball tournament. West County won their own Fall baseball tournament, and Ste. Genevieve was 1-2 in the Notre Dame softball tournament.

St. Pius 2, Ste. Genevieve 1

Ste. Genevieve 5, Central 2

Sikeston 6, Ste. Genevieve 1

CAPE GIRARDEAU – In their first game on Friday, The Ste. Genevieve Hunters fought tooth and nail with the St. Pius Lady Lancers but came up on the short end of a 2-1 ball game. The Hunters had six hits in the game and Bekah Viox drove in the only run for the Hunters.

In game two on Saturday, the Hunters faced MAAA Conference foe, Central, and the Hunters came out victorious, 5-2. Lindsey Roth was 2-2 in the game, and both Amanda Heberlie and Bekah Viox drove in two runs. Shaine Weiler was the winning pitcher for the Hunters.

The score was only 1-1 going into the sixth inning of the Hunters’ third game, but Sikeston was able to cross the plate five times in the sixth frame to pull out a 6-1 win, even though the Hunters outhit the Lady Bulldogs 9-8.

“We had our chances and just didn’t come through,” said Hunter coach Mike Weiler.

Shaine Weiler, Viox and Roth had two hits each in the game. The Hunters will play next at Farmington on Tuesday.

West County Tournament

FRANKCLAY – The West County Bulldogs won both of their baseball games in their own tournament on Saturday. The first by a score of 3-0 with John Barnett the winning pitcher. Barnett threw all five innings and allowed only three hits while striking out five batters. Barnett was also 2-2 at the plate, James Whitehead was 1-2 with a home run, and Brad Young was 1-2 with two RBIs.

In the second game, West County defeated Woodland 14-1. James Abel was the winning pitcher, striking out five batters and allowing only one hit in the two innings he pitched. Whitehead was the star at the plate with his second home run of the day. Whitehead was 2-2 with five RBIs in the game. Jake Blair, Jesse Dean, Young, Brian Sullivan, Sean Brake, Brandon Wilhelm, Justin Nettles and Derek Stevens all had one hit each. Dean also had two RBIs.

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