JACKSON – The Farmington Knightettes were not used to losing with a record of 13-1 going into Saturday’s Jackson Tournament, but they tripled their losses after the first two games, and came back to win the second two to salvage a 2-2 tournament record.
Jackson’s Maggie Baugh hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to steal the first game away from Farmington, 3-2. A misplayed rundown with two outs allowed Baugh to come to the plate, and she parked the ball over the fence for what would be the winning run.
Natalie Sago took the tough-luck loss as she allowed only five hits and gave up no walks, while striking out six batters. Sago pitched all four games on the day and gave up only two walks all day an recorded a total of 28 strike-outs while giving up only seven runs on 19 hits.
It was the home run ball that cost the Knightettes their second game as well as Vienna, Illinois hit a three-run dinger in the third inning and a solo shot in the sixth for a 4-2 win.
Farmington finally was able to relax a little as they bested Goreville, Illinois 11-0 in five innings, but the rest was not long as they faced St. Louis-Notre Dame in their last game and came out 5-3 winners.
Molly Currington led the team in hits with six on the day with a double, Erica Fitzgerald had five hits with one a home run in the first game. Tasha Hamlett and Tabitha Ainsworth each had five hits and a double, Cynthia Robison had four hits with a double, and Sarah Ward and Sago had two hits apiece.
Farmington will now play a doubleheader against Central today at the Farmington Sports Complex with each team playing one game as the home team. Both teams are 7-0 in the MAAA Conference at this time.
Union 10, North County 0
BONNE TERRE – The North County Lady Raiders hosted Union on Monday and came up on the short end of a 10-0, six-inning rout. The Lady Raiders salvaged only three hits in the game with Jamie Penfield claiming two and Brienna Henson the other. Katie Gibson struck out five Union batters and walked only three in taking the loss.
North County, 6-10, will play a conference game at Fredericktown today.
West County 12, Bismarck 2 (5 innings)
FRANKCLAY – The West County Bulldogs had their bats fired up as they recorded 11 hits in a 12-2 win over the Bismarck Indians on Monday.
Cody Watson kept Bismarck’s bats silent as gave up only two hits while striking out seven and walking only three. Both runs were unearned.
Tyler Stacy was perfect at bat with two doubles and three RBI. James Whitehead and Jesse Dean had two hits each with each hitting one double. Kyle Nettles was 2-3, and Jake Gidden, Dustin Dowd and Brandon Wilhelm were all 1-3.