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Weekend Roundup: North County dominates doubles tennis tourney

North County girls tennis team members stand with their plaque and medals after winning the Windsor Doubles tournament on Friday in Imperial, Mo. (Submitted Photo)

IMPERIAL, Mo. – North County dominated the Windsor Doubles girls tennis tournament with all three varsity pairings placing first in their respective brackets on Friday.

No. 1 tandem Lucy Pace and Camille Skaggs, No. 2 combo Alli Scott and Kinley Tracy, and No. 3 team Chloe Roach and Claire Scott went unbeaten to earn top medals.

Junior varsity entries Mariah Coonce and Bella Nipper finished second for the Lady Raiders.

Arcadia Valley earned a third-place result at the No. 2 level from Lily Pursley and Reese Brogan, who posted a 4-1 record. Top pairing Madeline Coles and Kylee Hartwick went 3-2 overall.


Seckman Tournament

ARNOLD, Mo. – The Farmington softball team finished the Seckman Tournament with a 2-2 record after defeating the host school 9-3 in the consolation bracket on Saturday.

Elly Robbins compiled a season-high 13 strikeouts while pitching a complete game four-hitter. She was also 2-for-4 at the plate for the Knights.

Jayce Jarvis totaled four RBI on a home run and single, and Jocelyn Grimes bolstered Farmington (6-4) with two hits. Shelby Bowling and Jayden Tucker added two-run singles.

Taylor Brown stifled the Farmington lineup over five innings for a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts, and state power Washington opened tournament action Friday with a 13-3 triumph.

Tucker beat out an infield single, Bowling walked, and both players crossed the plate on an error before Hartupee scored on a wild pitch in the Farmington fourth.

Brown retired her first eight batters faced, including five consecutive via strikeout, then punctuated a 2-for-2 game with a three-run home run off Knights starter Avery Graham to end with five RBI.

Kendall Nix also homered while going 2-for-3 overall. Christine Gerling and Maddie Guevera reached base four straight times atop the Washington lineup.

The Blue Jays restored an 8-3 advantage after matching their opponents with three runs in the fourth. Farmington committed four defensive miscues.

Robbins tallied five strikeouts, and twirled a two-hitter over five innings as Farmington bounced back later Friday with a 12-1 rout of Festus in their second meeting this season.

Jarvis finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, Hartupee capped a 3-for-4 performance with a triple to center field for her second RBI.

Grimes was 2-for-2 plus a walk with two runs scored, and Graham singled twice for the Knights, who built a 6-0 lead by scoring five times in the second inning.

Tucker spurred that rally with a two-run double before stealing third, and added an infield hit to finished 2-for-4. Emillee Gillam and Robbins chipped in one hit apiece.

Festus netted its lone run on a double by Keeleigh Hankins and RBI single by Madelyn Geiler in the home half of the second.

Fallyn Blankenship notched a two-run single, and Lucy Koenigsfeld added an RBI triple to help Union edge Farmington 6-4 as tournament action resumed Saturday morning.

The Wildcats snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fourth inning against Graham, who allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits over five frames in the loss.

Farmington trimmed a 6-2 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not complete the comeback bid.

Graham paced the offense at 3-for-4 overall. Hartupee doubled while Bowling, Jarvis and Robbins singled for the Knights.


West County 14, Bismarck 1

BISMARCK – Nolan Rawson doubled and collected three RBI while going 4-for-4 overall in the leadoff spot as West County rolled past Bismarck 14-1 on Friday.

Brody Simily finished 2-for-2 with a double, walk and two runs scored. Ryan Hull had a two-run single for the Bulldogs, who exploded for seven runs in the second inning.

Hudsen Dunlap, Jaxon Campbell, Carter Reed and Ben Faulkner each provided a single and RBI. Julian Thebeau drove in another run with a sacrifice fly.

West County used a committee of five pitchers for a combined two-hitter. Rawson started ahead of relievers Lance Monroe, Campbell, Hull and Simily with each man working one inning.

Jesse Mack allowed eight runs, five earned, on six hits while walking three in the loss. He paced the Indians offensively at 1-for-1 with two walks.

Brayden Edwards had the other single for Bismarck.

Arcadia Valley 9, Ellington 5

ELLINGTON, Mo. – Nolan Inman finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and an inside-the-park home on Friday as Arcadia Valley held off Ellington 9-5.

Wyatt Smith followed up his grand slam on Thursday with two more home runs over the high fence in left-center field, resulting in four total RBI.

Evan Inman pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, and struck out four batters for the relief win after the host Whippets tallied five times against starter Maddox Sutton.

Ellington pulled to within 6-5 through four frames, but Smith answered with a three-run shot in the fifth after Sutton walked and Paul Young singled.

Nolan Inman highlighted a five-run second for AV when his drive beyond the center fielder cleared the base paths with two runners aboard for a 6-0 lead.

Knox Beard doubled while Evan Inman and Alex Nash singled in the victory. Bryce Abernathie threw out a runner from right field to complete a double play in the bottom of the fifth.

Ellington brought the potential tying run to the plate in bottom of the sixth, but Evan Inman delivered a clutch strikeout to leave the bases loaded.

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