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Farmington softball still perfect in MAAA play

FARMINGTON – The Farmington softball team racked up another convincing conference win on Tuesday, using a pair of five-run frames to defeat Ste. Genevieve 12-1 in six innings.

RBI doubles by Devin Pope and Sarah Ward sparked a 5-0 lead in the opening frame, and Molly Currington delivered a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Knightettes ahead 7-0. Tabitha Ainsworth matched her senior teammate with a two-run shot in the sixth after Christie Reed doubled home another run.

Currington finished the day 2-for-3 and Ward added a single to go 2-for-4. Erica Fitzgerald also added a hit for Farmington (12-1). Natalie Sago struck out six batters and allowed just three hits with no walks for the win, retiring 12 consecutive Hunters at one point.

Sara Flieg drove in the lone Ste. Genevieve run with a RBI double in the first inning. Emily Blumenthal and Brittany Basler also had singles, as the Hunters (4-11) fell to Farmington for the fourth time this season.

Fredericktown 14, Potosi 2

FREDERICKTOWN – Fredericktown picked up at least one hit from every offensive starter on Thursday in a 14-2 home win over Potosi. The Lady Cats scored 14 unanswered runs, including seven in the final inning after Potosi carried a 2-0 lead into the fourth.

Johnna Tinnin belted three doubles for five RBI to lead the Fredericktown offense. Tricia Ward, Laura Mooney, Ashley Mascaro and Chelsey McDowell each had two hits in the victory with Ward scoring three runs.

Tasha Moore and Brianna Denman chipped in with doubles, and Alyssa Allgier contributed a two-run single. Mascaro allowed no earned runs and scattered eight hits while striking out three for Fredericktown (5-6).

Erika Thompson drilled a two-run single in the first inning to put Potosi (1-12) on top. Sami Pratt, Robyn Pashia and Jessica Cain added two hits apiece for the Lady Trojans.


Potosi 8, North County 1

POTOSI – The Potosi girls tennis team evened its season record at 2-2 on Tuesday with an 8-1 home win over conference rival North County. Potosi swept the doubles competition after earning five singles wins.

Katherine Nickelson posted an 8-0 shutout against Rachel Evans, Sarah Partney topped Natasha Short 8-2, and Laramey Reynolds doubled up Chelsea Senter 8-4 to help the Potosi column.

The Lady Trojans also scored a pair of narrow singles victories, as Rachel Stelmach prevailed over Brittany Walling 9-8 in a tie-breaker, and Allison Bonney slipped past Hope Trolinger by a 9-7 margin.

The team of Kristina Brown and Nickelson earned an 8-5 win over Jessica Hilgedick and Evans in No. 1 doubles, while Partney and Stelmach triumphed 8-4 over Short and Walling. Bonney combined with Melissa McGuire for an 8-2 victory against Trolinger and Senter.

North County (0-4) found a positive result in No. 1 singles action, as Hilgedick picked up an 8-5 decision over Brown.


West County 7, Kingston 0

LEADWOOD – A pair of home runs provided more than enough support for sophomore pitcher Tyler Stacy on Tuesday, as West County improved its unbeaten fall baseball record to 8-0 with an impressive 7-0 shutout win over visiting Kingston.

Stacy worked six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and four hits allowed for the win. Jesse Dean provided some power for the Bulldogs with a three-run homer, and Ethan Sitton added a two-run shot to highlight a 2-for-3 day.

Cody Watson, Kyle Nettles, Brandon Wilhelm and Stacy each added one single for West County. Brad Rogers collected two hits in defeat for the Cougars.


De Soto 5, Farmington 1

DE SOTO – The Farmington soccer squad was unable to recover on Tuesday from a stunning overtime loss to Fredericktown one day earlier. The Knights surrendered four first-half goals in a 5-1 loss at De Soto.

Stephen Mosier scored the lone tally for Farmington (2-4), which has lost four consecutive matches. Andrew Krodinger was an offensive force for the Dragons with two goals and two assists.

Farmington will travel to Cape Notre Dame this afternoon.

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