SIKESTON, Mo. – The Farmington girls soccer team snapped a four-match losing streak while likely improving its future district seed on Thursday.
Anna Morrow scored a crucial goal less than four minutes before halftime, and notched her second of the game late to seal a 3-0 victory over Sikeston amid cold, saturated conditions.
Riley Turner put the Knights ahead 1-0 by scoring in the 21st minute, and Rachel Turner earned the shutout as keeper.
Farmington (2-5), which hosts Kelly on Monday, had been gone three straight contests without a goal.
Sikeston 5, Fredericktown 0
SIKESTON, Mo. – Leadoff man Nate Self finished 3-for-4 offensively, and combined with relief pitcher Jonathan Alcorn for a shutout to lead Sikeston past Fredericktown 5-0 on Friday.
Self compiled 11 strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings while operating on a limited pitch count, and Alcorn picked up the seven-out save. They limited the Blackcats to three total hits.
Sikeston (8-5) capitalized on five Fredericktown errors, and notched two unearned runs against starter Clark Penuel in the second when a two-run double by Self was misjudged in left field.
Fredericktown (8-8) suffered its fourth consecutive loss, and failed to cash in after loaded the bases with one out in the top of the sixth inning.
Alcorn picked up a key strikeouts on a borderline call, then cruised through the seventh on three straight ground balls to third baseman Tyler Gilmer.
Logan Winkelman began the second inning with a single, and Michael Crabtree drew aa leadoff walk for the Blackcats in the third, but both men were picked off between first and second.
Penuel registered nine strikeouts while allowing four hits and no walks, and carried a solid outing into the fifth, where he was greeted by a Nate Self triple.
Peyton Howard followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0, and advanced to third on the play through back-to-back miscues. Jeffrey Thornbrough and Nolan Self increased the lead with RBI hits.
The Fredericktown defense turned two unorthodox double plays to quell further damage. Winkelman tagged a runner between second and third with enough time to still throw a batter out.
Sikeston lost a man at home followed a shallow fly ball in the sixth as doubles from Lestyn Thompson and Dylan Thornbrough were squandered.
Noah Korokis and Colton Rehkop provided singles for the Blackcats.
TRACK & FIELD
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Natasja Haffner achieved the all-conference standard in the 800 with a time of 2:29.93 for the Farmington girls at the Kansas University Relays on Friday.
The Knights competed in three relays. Kaylee Wooldridge and Lilly Earley ran connecting legs in both the distance medley and 4×400.
Haffner joined Kassandra Ramos, Kristina Ramos and Corinne Meyers in obtaining the best Farmington result of 16th place in the 4×1600.
Action continues on Saturday morning with Farmington enrolled in the 4×200, 4×800 and sprint medley.
Friday Girls Results:
4×1600 – 16. Farmington (Natasja Haffner, Kassandra Ramos, Kristina Ramos, Corinne Myers), 23:47.90
Distance Medley – 19. Farmington (Alayna Sparr, Kaylee Wooldridge, Lilly Earley, Kassandra Ramos), 13:36.30
800 – 33. Natasja Haffner, FARM, 2:29.93
4×400 – 25. Farmington (Kaylee Wooldridge, Lilly Earley, Natasja Haffner, Jaylyn Woodley), 4:14.36