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Monday Roundup: Timely slam leads Knights past unbeaten Lady Cats

Farmington junior Emilee Gillam hits a fly ball during softball action against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Farmington. (Matt King,

FREDERICKTOWN – Emilee Gillam was not in the Farmington starting lineup on Monday, but delivered the most productive possible swing when head coach Allison Pingel called her number.

Gillam drilled a tiebreaking grand slam as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning, and the Knights handed the first loss this season to Fredericktown after scoring 11 unanswered runs.

Elly Robbins, Jayce Jarvis and Jayden Tucker belted earlier solo shots to give Farmington four home runs overall during a 13-3 victory that was anything but lopsided through the first five frames.

Avery Graham allowed three runs on six hits, including four doubles, and ultimately went the distance from the circle for the win. She finished with five strikeouts.

Shelby Bowling was 3-for-5 with two runs scored while both Robbins and Jarvis reached base four times at 2-for-3 with two walks for Farmington (7-4).

Fredericktown (6-1) was six outs away from securing a signature triumph after Jonsyn Rekhop and Sadie Gibson sandwiched doubles around a dropped fly ball for a 3-2 edge in the fifth inning.

Lady Blackcats pitcher Michaela Reagan had yielded just three hits up to that point, but struggled to stay away from the long ball against a proven Farmington order.

Tucker crushed the first pitch of the sixth over the left-center fence, and further damage began to brew when Bowling singled ahead of a walk and error.

Reagan notched her fourth strikeout with the bases loaded, but Gillam stepped up with a drive that carried out and invigorated the visiting dugout.

After Calie Allgier got the next two outs in a brief relief appearance, Gibson was tagged for six runs in the top of the seventh. Robbins highlighted that outburst with a two-RBI single.

Graham retired her last six batters in succession, and helped her own cause with a single and walk. She allowed a single to Allie Bloom and RBI double to Reagan in the second inning.

Farmington countered when Robbins and Jarvis popped back-to-back home runs in the third. An earlier scoring chance was negated by a strong defensive play.

Bowling singled sharply to center in the opening frame, but Allgier threw home to cut down Jarvis as catcher Abby Kinkead applied the tag.

Allgier had a double at the plate, and nearly brought back the Jarvis home run while reaching over the fence to deflect the softball. Kinkead added a single in three at-bats for Fredericktown.

North County 3, Chaffee 2

CHAFFEE, Mo. – North County pushed across the go-ahead run in the ninth inning after rallying to tie in the seventh, and topped Chaffee 3-2 on Monday for its first conference win.

Madi Carroll finished 3-for-4 plus a walk, and Madi Pyeatt singled twice for the Lady Raiders, who trailed 2-0 in the fifth before eventually forcing extra innings.

Sammy Waller pitched nine efficient frames for the win despite issuing six walks. She allowed two runs on nine hits, and struck out five batters on 104 pitches.

Autumn Bullock singled and Waller had an RBI hit to bolster North County (2-6, 1-3). Amy Layton walked twice and picked up an RBI while Kensey Marler scored two runs.


Bismarck 3, Grandview 0

BISMARCK – Ashley Hawkins compiled nine kills with six digs, and Bismarck continued its recent roll with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-22 victory over Grandview on Monday evening.

Halie Dickey added seven kills and eight digs while Trinity Boyer served five aces and finished with five kills for the Lady Indians.

Bismarck (10-3-1) is scheduled to play four matches this week after being physically tested in nine contests last weekend at the Dig for Life Classic.

Jackson 3, Valle Catholic 0

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic nearly salvaged the third set against powerful Jackson on Monday night, but the visiting Lady Indians emerged with a 25-18, 25-16, 27-25 triumph.

Ade Weiler posted 23 digs, 12 serve receptions and three kills, and Valle Catholic (8-3-1) achieved most of its points through defensive effort with only 14 total kills.

Abree Zipprich totaled 16 assists, 19 receptions and seven digs while equaling Makayla Joggerst with a team-high four kills for the Lady Warriors.

Ava Bauman finished with eight digs and two blocks defensively, and served an ace among eight points while landing three kills.

Addi Donze brought up 16 digs and 22 receptions at libero. Joggerst chipped in 13 digs, and Brooklyn Weibrecht tallied eight more.

Potosi 3, Kingston 0

CADET – Ava Robart registered 13 kills and seven digs on Monday as the Potosi volleyball team returned to action following its North County tournament title.

Carsyn Yount was back in the lineup at setter with 31 assists and seven digs as the Lady Trojans notched a decisive 25-11, 25-15, 25-9 sweep of Kingston.

Layla Juliette connected for 10 kills, and Macyn McCarthy made 13 digs for Potosi (10-2-1).

Farmington junior Kalei Davis hits a forehand return during singles tennis action against North County on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, in Farmington. (Matt King,


Farmington 6, Festus 3

FESTUS, Mo. – Addison Brenneke followed her 8-0 doubles win alongside Peyton Cleve with a singles shutout to help the Farmington tennis team defeat Festus on Monday.

Farmington (2-5) claimed five of the six singles matches after an excellent No. 1 battle temporarily gave the host Lady Tigers an overall lead.

Mallory Felker won 8-2 and Kalei Davis triumphd 8-4 to bolster the Knights. Macie Coleman and Dagny McCarver each posted 8-3 singles results.

Elaine Coplin took the No. 1 singles match 8-5 for Festus after pairing with Madison Gray for an 8-6 victory. Lilly Rodgers and Mollie Drury edged Eva Guzman and Coleman 9-8 (6) in a tiebreaker.

Singles Results:

  1. Elaine Coplin (FE) def. Eva Guzman, 8-5
  2. Macie Coleman (FA) def. Lilly Rodgers, 8-3
  3. Kalei Davis (FA) def. Mollie Drury, 8-4
  4. Addison Brenneke (FA) def. Ava Beers, 8-0
  5. Mallory Felker (FA) def. Lilly Besore, 8-2
  6. Dagny McCarver (FA) def. Emma Vivrett, 8-3

Doubles Results:

  1. Rodgers/Drury (FE) def. Guzman/Coleman, 9-8 (6)
  2. Coplin/Gray (FE) def. Davis/Felker, 8-6
  3. Brenneke/Cleve (FA) def. Beers/Besore, 8-0

Potosi 9, Sikeston 0

SIKESTON, Mo. – Potosi cleared the last hurdle ahead of a first-place conference showdown of unbeaten tennis teams with North County.

The Lady Trojans lost only three games in doubles action, and dominated Sikeston 9-0 on Monday as No. 5 singles player Hannah Barron and top doubles combo Lani Elder and Tori Krebs earned shutouts.

Gracie Lawson, Aubree Wilson and Krebs each won 8-1 during the singles sweep. Kensington Davies and Elder also posted two victories each for Potosi (6-0).

The first of two scheduled meetings between North County and the Lady Trojans was set for Tuesday in Potosi.

Singles Results:

  1. Lani Elder (P) def. Chloe Lin, 8-2
  2. Tori Krebs (P) def. Saloni Malsuria, 8-1
  3. Gracie Lawson (P) def. Juliet Collins, 8-1
  4. Kensington Davies (P) def. Alanna Jones, 8-3
  5. Hannah Barron (P) def. Anna Purves, 8-0
  6. Aubree Wilson (P) Def. Cheyenne Parker, 8-1

Doubles Results:

  1. Elder/Krebs (P) def. Lin/Malsuria, 8-0
  2. Lawson/Davies (P) def. Collins/Jones, 8-2
  3. Barron/Wilson (P) def. Purves/Parker, 8-1

North County 7, Saxony Lutheran 2

JACKSON, Mo. – Kinley Tracy, Chloe Roach and Claire Scott were each victorious in multiple matches to keep the North County girls tennis team undefeated on Monday.

Alli Scott and Tracy picked up a tight 9-7 doubles triumph, and Roach combined with Claire Scott to win 8-1 before the Lady Raiders added five singles tallies to beat Saxony Lutheran 7-2.

Lucy Pace cruised to an 8-1 decision, and Camille Skaggs won 8-3 in singles action after their doubles endeavor ended in an 8-4 defeat against Maggie Hillin and Abby Haley.

North County (7-0) and Potosi were scheduled to battle for first place in the MAAA on Tuesday.

Singles Results:

  1. Lucy Pace (NC) def. Maggie Hillin, 8-1
  2. Abby Haley (SAX) def. Alli Scott, 8-6
  3. Kinley Tracy (NC) def. Evie Caruso, 8-3
  4. Camille Skaggs (NC) def. Addelyn Thomason, 8-3
  5. Chloe Roach (NC) def. Ekaterina Rust, 8-4
  6. Claire Scott (NC) def. Sydney Ernst, 8-2

Doubles Results:

  1. Hillin/Haley (SAX) def. Pace/Skaggs, 8-4
  2. A Scott/Tracy (NC) def. Caruso/Thomason, 9-7
  3. Roach/C Scott (NC) def. Rust/Ernst, 8-1


West County 11, Valley 0

CALEDONIA – West County scored four runs in the first inning and seven more in the fourth on Monday to defeat Valley 11-0 in five frames.

Nolan Rawson scattered five hits, and collected 11 strikeouts without allowing a walk in the shutout. He also drew three free passes as the leadoff batter.

Hudsen Dunlap scored two runs and notched two RBI while equaling teammate Carter Reed at 2-for-2 with two walks for the Bulldogs.

Jaxon Campbell and Ben Faulkner also supplied a single with two RBI. Julian Thebeau added an RBI single while Bradey Burhmester and Lance Monroe had the other West County hits.

Ayden Sims finished 2-for-2 in defeat for Valley. Blake Gillam and Keller Loughary singled while losing pitcher Hayden Todd contributed a double at the plate.

Todd surrendered seven runs on four hits and seven walks, and struck out two over three innings.

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