FARMINGTON — Sophomore Rachel Porter drove in four runs with a pair of doubles, and the Farmington softball team defeated Potosi 11-1 on Thursday to claim sole possession of first place in the MAAA standings.
Natalie Hoehn finished 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, and Katie Currington added a single with two runs scored for the Knightettes (8-3), who scored seven runs in the fifth inning to end the contest early.
Erin Littrell scattered three hits and struck out two batters in the five-inning win. Potosi (2-5) scored its lone run on a throwing error after Ali Rhodes and Emilee Dicus collected back-to-back singles in the fourth.
Rhodes yielded three earned runs in the loss, and left the action with an apparent shoulder injury after facing one batter in the fifth. Shortstop Megan Osbahr had the other Potosi hit.
Farmington, which improved to 5-1 in conference play, received additional singles from Sonya Hahn, Allie Trask, Beth Meyer, Kristin Bullock and Littrell.
Fredericktown 5, Central 4
FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Lady Cats dropped the Central Lady Rebels out of their first-place tie in the conference with a solid hitting game and a 5-4 3 win.
Nikki Mascaro pitched the complete game for the Lady Cats and kept Central off-balance offensively with 11 strike-outs, even though she issued six walks.
Ariah Buxton led Fredericktown in hitting, going 3-3 at the plate. Alyssa Allgier an Haley Stevens were both 2-3, and Mariah Korokis was 1-3.
Fredericktown (3-6 and 2-4 MAAA) and Central (4-3 and 4-2 MAAA) will both travel on Saturday to North County to play in the Lady Raiders Tournament. Central will host De Soto this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Ste. Genevieve 7, North County 5
STE. GENEVIEVE — Every time the North County Lady Raiders scored runs in the top of an inning, the Ste. Genevieve Hunters would do the same in the bottom of the inning. All the scoring took place in the first, second an fourth innings. The only difference was that the Hunters scored two runs more for a 7-5 win.
It could have been more, but Laura Elam turned a would-be home run by the Hunters into a routine fly ball as she leaped high above the centerfield fence to pull down the ball.
The Hunters committed four errors, but they were noneffectual as far as the scoring of runs were concerned.
Leticia Hendrichs picked up the win throwing all seven innings North County’s Brittani O’Connell also threw the entire game, and both pitchers relied heavily on their defense as they both struck out only two batters.
Hitters for North County were Kelsey Hall 2-4 with two doubles, C.C. Carron 2-3, Erica Inman and O’Connell were both 1-3, and Megan Parks and Elam were both 1-4.
For the Hunters, Hindrichs Becky Hermann were both 2-3, with Hermann swiping a couple of bases. Erica Burney and Baili Dickens had one hit apiece.
North County (3-5 overall and 3-3 MAA) will host its softball tournament this Saturday. Ste. Genevieve (4-9 and 2-4 MAAA) will host Scott City on Monday.
WEBSTER GROVES — The Farmington boys cross country team ran a select few in the Webster Groves Invitational on Thursday, placing seventh with Parkway Central taking first place.
Times and places for the Knights were 13. Derrick Scales 18:31, 23. Alex Rhodes 18:53, 26. Nicholas Sutherland 19:04, 52. Chay Dann 20:33, 66. Dillon Lustick 23:24, 68. Sam Reese 23:58.
Farmington will run this Saturday at the Forest Park Invitational.