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Knightettes tennis remain undefeated in conference

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Knightettes tennis squad defended their home court against the Potosi Lady Trojans on Monday. Farmington swept Potosi 9-0 to keep their conference record spotless.

Ashtyn Miller and Sarah Barks won the No. 1 doubles match 8-2 over Jessica Deal and Adrieene Simpelo. Stephanie Forsythe and Ashley Hammers emerged victorious 8-3 over Kristina Brown and Sarah Partney. Monica Wolo and Jessie Bayless shut out Katherine Nickelson and Kristen Sansoucie to round out doubles play.

Miller defeated Deal, Barks toppled Simpelo, and Forsythe triumphed over Nickelson all by the score of 8-3. Wolo edged out Brown 8-6, Hammers won her singles match 8-1 over Sansoucie, and Bayless shut out Partney.

The Knightettes (6-2 and 4-0 MAAA) will host Arcadia Valley on Wednesday for a conference match. The Lady Trojans (1-3 in conference and overall) will host North County for a conference challenge the same day.

Fredericktown 6, Arcadia Valley 1

IRONTON – The Fredericktown Lady Cats tennis team evened their record to 2-2 on the season with a conference win over the Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers. The Lady Cats dominated the meet 6-1 on Monday.

Sarah Volner and Jayne Rey defeated Jenne Montgomery and Samantha Snow 8-3 for Arcadia Valley’s lone win of the day.

Courtney Kemp and Jodie Cooper dominated the No. 1 doubles match 8-1 over Jessie Jones and Kayla Gottman. Rachel Page and Desiree Beckham came out on top in a thrilling 8-6 victory over Lacee Cofer and Kelly Besemer in the No. 2 match.

Kemp won 8-1 over Jones in the No. 1 singles match. Cooper shut out Gottman and Page triumphed over Cofer 8-5. Beckham defeated Besemer 8-4.

Arcadia Valley (0-5 in conference and overall) will visit Farmington for a conference match-up on Wednesday. The Lady Cats (2-2 MAAA) will host an invitational on Saturday.


Potosi 6, Crystal City 5

CRYSTAL CITY – The Potosi Lady Trojans came out on top in a thrilling softball game over Crystal City. It took eight innings for the teams to settle their differences, but the Lady Trojans defeated Crystal City 6-5.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the second inning, but Potosi scored three runs in the third inning while Crystal City added two in the same frame. In the fourth inning, the Lady Trojans added another run while Crystal City drove in a pair to tie the game.

In the eighth inning, Potosi’s Emily Morgan led off the frame with a triple. Amanda Boyer followed with a double to knock in the eventual game-winning run.

In the bottom of the same inning, Crystal City came through with two straight hits. However, a pair of strike outs and a ground ball ended the game.

Boyer and Jaclyne Pratt both had three hits. Robyn Pashia tossed the entire game as she struck out five and walked none.

The Lady Trojans (7-5) will host North County for a conference showdown today.

Potosi – 013 100 01 – 6

Crystal City – 102 200 00 – 5

Ste. Genevieve 2, Cape Central 1

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Hunters softball team had a thrilling game against Cape Central on Monday. Although Cape Central picked up a one-run lead in the first inning, Ste. Genevieve came back in the sixth inning as they came out on top 2-1.

A perfectly-placed bunt by Cape Central placed a runner on first base at the start of the contest. The runner stole second base and scored on a base hit for their lone run of the game.

Ste. Genevieve’s Emily Blumenthal reached base on an error in the sixth inning and was sacrificed over to second by Amanda Heberlie. Missy Grimwood doubled and reached third base on the throw to the plate. Grimwood gave her team the win as she scored on a past ball.

Blumenthal also doubled and Erin Donze, Heberlie, and Lindsay Roth all singled. Sara Flieg went the distance as she struck out two and walked one.

The Hunters (4-7) will visit Park Hills for a conference match-up today.

Cape Central – 100 000 0 – 1

Ste. Genevieve – 000 002 0 – 2

Poplar Bluff 2, Farmington 1

POPLAR BLUFF – The Farmington Knightettes had a long bus ride to Poplar Bluff on Monday. This game also took eight innings to complete, but Farmington couldn’t bring the win home as Poplar Bluff triumphed 2-1.

Poplar Bluff scored in the fourth inning when a lead-off triple was followed with a RBI single to take the lead. The Knightettes answered back in the fifth when Erica Sherrill singled and Tasha Hamlett hit a deep sacrifice fly. Sonya Galloway came through with a RBI single to tie the game. Poplar Bluff had a runner on third base in the eighth inning when a two-out single ended the game.

Molly Currington, Natalie Sago, and Marisa Hoehn all added a single for the Knightettes. Sago went the distance as she struck out seven batters and intentionally walked one.

Farmington (10-2) will visit Fredericktown today for an important conference showdown.

Farmington – 000 010 00 – 1

Poplar Bluff – 000 100 01 – 2

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