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Tuesday Roundup: Fredericktown volleyball and softball clubs prevail

Fredericktown outside hitter Alli Francis passes a Herculaneum serve during a volleyball match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in Fredericktown. (Matt King,

IRONTON – P.J. Reutzel compiled 11 kills, eight assists and nine digs on Tuesday to help the Fredericktown volleyball team defeat Arcadia Valley 25-16, 25-18, 25-20.
Ava Penuel made 21 assists along with six kills, five digs two aces and two blocks, and Amelia Miller notched five kills and three blocks from the middle.
Fredericktown (10-1-1) embarked on a 7-0 scoring run that Penuel served for an early 19-12 lead. She cleared a first touch toward an open corner, and Reutzel landed two straight attacks before Alli Francis struck.
Arcadia Valley (6-4-1) grabbed a 7-6 advantage in game two when a dig by Hallie Vinyard and saving pass from Cate Newstead-Adams enabled Kayla Sumpter to place a two-handed push.
But three errors on consecutive rallies extended a 6-0 response. Kinleigh Gresham sparked the momentum shift with one of her four kills along the right side.
Penuel restored a 20-15 separation by alertly returning a short serve reception before the Lady Tigers could organize their defense, and freshman Maggie Wood spiked set point.
Sumpter made 11 digs and equaled Newstead-Adams with a team-high seven kills in defeat. Arcadia Valley had an opportunity to prolong the match beyond three games.
Solid digs by setter Taylor Lorenz and Sumpter led to a Newstead-Adams kill, and Jaydan Crites followed with back-to-back aces during a an overall 6-0 push.Fredericktown trailed 16-13 as a result, but countered out of a timeout with one pass and set to Miller in the middle. Gresham landed a tiebreaking swing, and Penuel delivered a timely block at 22-19.
Wood posted her fifth kill on match point, and also provided seven digs plus two aces. Francis collected five digs, and shared two double blocks with Miller.
Crites amassed 10 digs with eight service points, and Lorenz totaled 13 assists for AV.
Notre Dame 3, Ste. Genevieve 2
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Kale Clements knocked down 18 kills and made 17 digs, and Ste. Genevieve grabbed a two-set advantage on the road Tuesday evening.
Notre Dame responded with sizable winning margins to force a fifth, and complete the comeback with a 11-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-12 victory in a rematch of last year’s state sectional showdown.
Emma Gegg totaled 12 kills with 10 digs, and Kailynn Harmon added eight kills with two blocks. Abby Boyer served three aces and picked up 14 digs for Ste. Genevieve (3-7)
Joleigh Parker compiled seven kills, eight digs and 23 assists, and Dragons teammate Sophia Huck dished out a team-high 28 assists while notching 11 digs.
Grace Joggerst served four aces, and Kailyn Fallert equaled Huck with four kills each.

Valley 3, Bourbon 0

BOURBON, Mo. – Carlie Loughary made 12 digs and 13 serve receptions on Tuesday as Valley earned a 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 road sweep against Bourbon.

Kenley Missey posted nine kills, 12 digs and seven assists. Ryleigh Maxwell shared team-high honors with nine kills, and had nine assists, seven digs and two aces.

Hayden Jones produced team highs with four aces and 14 digs while handling nine serve receptions for Valley (3-7). Alivia Boyer chipped in five kills, and Kamryn Dickey unleashed three aces.

Reagan Schrum registered two blocks with eight digs to power the defense, and Emma Alley had two aces and nine receptions.

Potosi 3, Salem 0
SALEM, Mo. – Potosi routed Salem 25-17, 25-10, 25-11 for its fifth consecutive victory on Tuesday.
Carsyn Yount totaled 31 assists and four digs for the Lady Trojans.
Potosi (11-2-1) received 16 kills from Ava Robart and seven more from Paige West.

Fredericktown first baseman Miley Wengler fields a ground ball during first inning action against North County on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in Bonne Terre. (Matt King,

Fredericktown 6, Saxony Lutheran 5
JACKSON, Mo. – Miley Wengler finished 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored, and Fredericktown edged Saxony Lutheran 6-5 in their second clash this season.
The Lady Blackcats pounced for a 4-0 lead in the first inning to chase opposing starter Lilly Roth, then survived two serious threats to their lead over the last two frames.
Allie Bloom, Wengler, Michaela Reagan, Laynee King and Abby Kinkead delivered five consecutive singles with two outs after leadoff batter Jonsyn Rehkop singled to begin the game.
Sadie Gibson added an RBI double for a 5-0 margin in the second against Myra Roth, who limited Fredericktown to two runs while striking out three over the last 6 1/3 innings.
The Crusaders rallied to score four times following an error in the fourth. Bridget Wilson had an RBI single, and two runs crossed the plate on a ground out by Aubrey Froggatt to make it 5-4.
Reagan answered with an RBI single, and equaled Gibson offensively at 2-for-4. She then utilized two clutch plays from her shortstop when Saxony loaded the bases with one out in the sixth.
Gibson threw home to get the second out on a force play, and also handled the next ground ball to protect the one-run edge. The Crusaders again stranded the potential tying and winning runs in the seventh.
Raegan allowed five runs, two earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out two in the complete-game win. Terri Duffel added a single for Fredericktown (7-1).
Bekkah Yunch and Myra Roth each singled twice for Saxony Lutheran.
Bismarck 4, Arcadia Valley 3
IRONTON – Sven Wilson went 2-for-2 from the No. 9 spot in the lineup, and Eon Bone pitched 6 2/3 quality innings on Tuesday as Bismarck upended Arcadia Valley 4-3.
The Indians achieved their entire scoring output by batting around during the second inning. Three walks and an error preceded an RBI single by Jesse Mack.
Bone retired seven straight hitters after being handed the lead, and totaled seven strikeouts while yielding six hits. The sophomore was on the verge of lasting the duration.
Arcadia Valley reduced a 4-1 deficit on a two-run double in the seventh by Knox Beard, but Garrett Mork came back to strike out clean-up man Maddox Sutton for the save.
Beard finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, and singled home Alex Nash in the first inning for the Tigers, whose six-game win streak in the fall season was snapped.
Brayden Edwards singled with two walks, and Landon Kell added a hit off the Bismarck bench.
Nolan Inman was saddled with the loss after pitching six innings. He allowed five hits and fanned seven before Paul Young worked a perfect top of the seventh.
Nash singled twice, Evan Inman went 1-for-1 with two walks, and Sutton was on base twice for the Tigers.
West County 12, Kingston 5
LEADWOOD – Ben Faulkner finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Carter Reed added a double and single on as West County topped Kingston 12-5 in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Bradey Buhrmester was 1-for-1 with two walks to bolster the Bulldogs, who put the contest out of reach as six runs increased a 6-3 lead in the fifth inning.
West County also picked up a double from Jaxon Campbell plus a two-run single by Hudsen Dunlap and other hits by Julian Thebeau and Ryan Hull.
Hull allowed five runs to Kingston in the third after relieving starter Noah Sansoucie, but settled down from there to strike out eight batters and secure the win.
Sansoucie worked around a single and walk while fanning four. in two scoreless frames
Joseph Hahn went 2-for-4 with three RBI, and Cody Yates singled twice with two runs scored for the Cougars. Losing hurler Lucas Gann and Landon Owens doubled while Ben Hurley had a single and walk.
West County 15, Kingston 5
LEADWOOD – West County erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning, and completed a sweep over Kingston in the nightcap with a 15-5 victory.
Jaxon Campbell, Julian Thebeau and Hudsen Dunlap each finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Nolan Rawson doubled and singled with two RBI for the Bulldogs.
West County got four RBI from Carter Reed with additional hits by Bradey Buhrmester, Lance Monroe and Ben Faulkner. Dunlap also picked up two stolen bases.
Monroe worked all five innings on the mound for the win, posting nine strikeouts while giving up five runs on four hits and five walks.
Cody Yates suffered a rough outing on the mound, but paced Kingston offensively with a double, two walks and three RBI. Ayden Piel finished 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Ben Hurley singled.

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