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10-12-year-old Cats split in opening week

The 10-12-year-old Fredericktown Cats split a pair of games to open the Summer Baseball Season.

May 9, the Cats defeated the Knights, 14-2, in a game stopped after 3.5 innings.

Noah Korokis pitched four innings, allowing two runs on five singles. He struck out three.

The Fredericktown offense jumped out quickly, sending 12 batters to the plate in a 7-run first inning. Fredericktown added one run in the second, and finished the game off with a 6-run third.

Logan Watson scored three runs, and Colton Rehkop, Clark Penuel, Korokis, and Cody Hoar each scored twice. Bernard Dorsey was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

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Thursday, the Cats lost an extra-inning thriller, 13-12 to the Farmington Panthers.

Fredericktown led 3-0 after two innings, before Farmington jumped out for six in the third.

The Cats got two more in the bottom of the third, and the Panthers led 8-5 entering the bottom of the fourth.

In the fourth, Fredericktown got four straight walks, after Isaak Starkey lined out to open the frame. Watson singled home two more runs, and Korokis drove home another with a hit. The Cats scored six to take an 11-8 lead.

Farmington scored two in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

The Panthers scored twice in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, Cody Hoar singled, stole two bases, and scored, but the Cats were unable to rally for the tying run.

Fredericktown plays three more games this week.

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