STE. GENEVIEVE – Kyle Roth delivered a massive performance at the plate, and the Valle Catholic baseball team crushed Potosi 16-1 in four innings on Saturday.

The junior catcher compiled seven RBI with a home run, triple and double as the Warriors (17-4-1) scored five times in each of the first two innings.

Jordan Weiler pitched the first three frames and struck out five for the win. The visiting Trojans (6-8) were limited to three hits.

Tyler Blum, Carter Roth and Owen Viox also contributed three hits apiece. Nolan Schwent, Kyle Gielow and Kellen Blum each drove in two runs.

Farmington 3, Pattonville 2

FARMINGTON – Tyler Hampton delivered five solid innings during a spot start on the mound Saturday, and wood bat tournament host Farmington edged Pattonville 3-2.

Grant Higginbotham finished 2-for-3 while moving to the leadoff spot, and the Knights (8-13) finished first among four teams in the round-robin event based on tiebreakers.

Farmington squandered early doubles from Higginbotham and Chad Silvey, but capitalized on a couple of errors to score three times in the bottom of the fourth.

Hunter Peirce ripped a tying single after Noah Bellew reached on a throwing miscue, and scored the go-ahead run at 2-1 when a bunt hit by Owen Tripp was fired past first base.

Higginbotham added a key RBI single with two outs. A second run attempted to come home on the play, but was cut down from center field.

Hampton compiled nine strikeouts while allowing two runs on seven hits. His lone walk opened the sixth inning and ended his pitching outing.

Gabe Furr brought the Pirates closer with a two-out double, but Silvey worked around two base runners in the seventh to complete a two-inning save.

Jake Vitale triple and scored the first of his two runs for Pattonville on a passed ball in the second inning. Furr paced his team by going 2-for-3 overall.

Colin Wilkerson singled on a tricky hop as a pinch-hitter, and Ayden Morgan walked three straight times for Farmington, which stranded the bases loaded in the home half of the sixth.

Zach Williams fanned three and walked two over four innings in defeat for Pattonville.


Fredericktown 10, Festus 0

FESTUS, Mo. – Kayleigh Sinkard recorded her first four-goal game at the varsity level, and Fredericktown rolled past Festus 10-0 without surrendering a shot.

Freshman Alivia Buxton scored her 22nd and 23rd goals – extending the program record for a single season – and added two assists for the Lady Blackcats (16-3).

Alayna Buxton also tallied twice while Arika Buxton and Abby Parson each netted their 15th goals. Mallory Mathes had a team-high four assists.

Slinkard increased her goal total to 13, becoming the fourth Fredericktown player to reach double figures this spring.

The Lady Blackcats surged to a 7-0 halftime lead. Kyndal Dodd was the winning keeper.

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