FESTUS, Mo. — Ste. Genevieve Post 150 is on a quest to duplicate its Junior Legion state baseball championship run of last season.
That squad displayed an early sign of summer dominance on Sunday afternoon, posting an 11-0 road triumph in six innings over Festus Post 253.
Winning pitcher Connor Basler provided five scoreless frames with eight strikeouts, and allowed his only two hits on back-to-back singles in the second.
Garrett Jaegers went 3-for-4 with three runs scored from the Ste. Genevieve lead-off spot. His first of two doubles greeted Festus starter Ross Ramer to begin the contest.
Tyler Shuh and Andy Grieshaber added RBI ground outs following an error, and Tyler Uding singled home Brendan Samples for a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
That margin was more than enough cushion for Basler, who escaped a bases-loaded jam when Nate Hebenstreit bunted into a fielder’s choice at the plate.
The right-hander retired eight consecutive batters after a fly ball was dropped to start the Festus third inning. Basler struck out the side in the fourth.
Ste. Genevieve generated 12 hits overall against Ramer, who yielded five earned runs and fanned three in a complete game.
Grieshaber highlighted a 2-for-3 effort with his first double, pushing the Post 150 margin to 6-0 after Basler singled home Jaegers in the second inning.
Koltyn Schilly collected two infield hits and two stolen bases to the win. Jake Brewster singled and later notched RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fifth and ground ball in the sixth.
Ste. Genevieve tacked on four insurance runs in the final frame. Shuh registered his second RBI with a single to center.
Braden Cox and Ramer each went 2-for-3 to account for the four Festus hits, including back-to-back singles against reliever Nick Oberle in the sixth.
Oberle induced a double play moments later that Basler fielded near second base to preserve the shutout and conclude the action.
Festus ended the contest with five errors. Ste. Genevieve stranded just five runners on base.
Chet Meyer singled and walked for Post 150, and Matt Luttrell scored a run.