STE. GENEVIEVE – Potosi completed a perfect 5-0 conference run through the MAAA Large-School baseball conference, but not without facing a late scare on Thursday.
Ste. Genevieve scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning, but stranded the tying run at third base as the Trojans won 6-5 and became outright regular-season champs.
Dylan Coleman finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, and froze Nevada McAlpin with a curve ball to end the game after relieving winning pitcher Noah Skaggs in the seventh.
The Dragons began that frame trailing 6-2, but infield hits from Wyatt Lalumondier and Cody Stacy were followed by consecutive errors against second baseman Jacob Nicholson.
Coleman responded with two big strikeouts, and first baseman Luke Jacobsen made a nice stop to his right for a key unassisted putout.
Skaggs recorded eight strikeouts and allowed two runs on six hits while improving to 4-1. Potosi (11-4, 5-0) never trailed after RBI hits from Coleman and Ethan Nixon made it 2-0 in the first inning.
Price drove in a second run when sacrifice fly was snared by a diving Lalumondier in left-center during the third. Nixon later collected a second single for Potosi.
Lalumondier was a perfect 4-for-4 and singled home McAlpin in the fourth to bring Ste. Genevieve (7-11, 1-4) within 3-2.
Jacobsen scored on an error and passed ball in the Potosi fifth, and Nicholson provided a clutch 2-run single in the sixth after Stacy issued three consecutive 2-out walks.
The Dragons posted two defensive gems in the fourth. Third baseman Blake Meyer made a backhand stop on a sharp ground ball, and Stacy caught a line drive back to the mound for a 1-2-3 frame.
Fredericktown 3, North County 0
BONNE TERRE – Brennan White delivered another superb outing on Thursday, throwing a 2-hit shutout to send Fredericktown past North County 3-0.
Matthew Williams finished 2-for-3, including an RBI triple, and Jake Massey singled twice to pace the Blackcats (5-10, 1-3), who notched their first conference win.
White carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and recorded four strikeouts. Dylan Kater and Dawson Harper notched one single each for the Raiders (2-10, 1-4).
Brock O’Neal singled and gave Fredericktown a 1-0 lead with his sacrifice fly in the third inning.
North County received a solid outing in defeat from Sean Pruneau. The freshman allowed two earned runs on five hits and fanned three in his initial varsity start.
Knights take MAAA crown
FARMINGTON – Another strong performance from Nick Westrich set the pace on Thursday as the Farmington golf team completed MAAA conference play with a regular-season title.
The sophomore carded a medalist 9-hole round of 39, and teammate Trevor Holloway delivered a helpful 40 as the Knights took a quad-match by 11 strokes with a composite score of 163.
Arcadia Valley, the last team remaining to face Farmington this season, was second overall with a 174. Potosi scored 189 and West County finished with 227 at Crown Pointe Golf Club.
The victories improved Farmington to 7-0 in the conference.
North County 9, Crystal City 0
BONNE TERRE – Trevor Tollinger, Blake Charboneau and Josh Newburry notched singles wins without dropping a game during a 9-0 team victory over North County over short-handed Crystal City.
Joey Wells teamed with Trollinger for an 8-0 doubles triumph as well.
1 – Trevor Trollinger (NC) def. Delaney Pinkley, 8-0
2 – Joey Wells (NC) def. Jo’Nae Earls, 8-5
3 – Carter Mecey (NC) def. Michael Osher, 8-1
4 – Sean O’Donnell (NC) def. Kelsey Wilkerson, 8-3
5 – Blake Charboneau (NC) def. Mabree Jones, 8-0
6 – Josh Newburry (NC) def. Karli Roubideax, 8-0
1 – Trollinger/Wells (NC) def. Pinkley/Wilkerson, 8-0
2 – Mecey/O’Donnell (NC) def. Earls/Chaney, 8-1
3 – Charboneau/Newburry (NC) def. Evans/Denman/ 8-1