West County 9, Valle Catholic 0
LEADWOOD – Ivy Meinershagen compiled 12 strikeouts and pitched a three-hit shutout on Monday to send West County into the MAAA softball tournament semifinal round.
Jenna Simily highlighted a five-run bottom of the sixth with a two-run homer down the left-field line, and the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs topped Valle Catholic 9-0.
Haylee Watson was 2-for-2 while reaching base four straight times. Megan Perkins had RBI doubles in the fifth and sixth innings for West County (9-5), which faces unbeaten Potosi on Tuesday.
Meinershagen helped her own cause with two RBI on a ground out in the first inning and hit batsman in the second. The senior worked around two singles in the top of the fifth with consecutive strikeouts.
Kaelin Hedgcorth extended a 2-0 advantage with her second double of the game after Simily walked and stole second. Ten Lady Bulldogs batted in the sixth.
Claire Stevens singled and walked twice in the victory. West County benefited from eight walks plus two hit batsmen, and stranded 10 runners on base.
Hannah Wood allowed six earned runs with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in the loss. Six of the seven runs scored against her were earned.
Macy Kertz finished 2-for-3 to pace Valle Catholic (6-11). Reann Nickelson opened the fifth inning with a single after Meinershagen had retired 11 of her first 12 batters faced.
Potosi 17, Arcadia Valley 0
LEADWOOD – Emma Eaton and Sydney Litton smashed back-to-back home runs, and top-ranked Potosi stayed perfect on the season with a 17-0 victory over Arcadia Valley.
Jaci Short, Sami Huck and Kennedy Coleman each compiled two hits for the Lady Trojans (14-0), who will meet West County in the MAAA semifinal round on Tuesday.
Litton tallied a team-high three RBI. Potosi scored eight runs in the first inning and nine more during the second to invoke the run rule early.
Eaton obtained six outs, and Huck fanned two while completing a three-inning no-hitter.
Ste. Genevieve 16, Kingston 0
LEADWOOD – Ste. Genevieve produced 12 runs during an extended second inning, and routed Kingston 16-0 as first-round MAAA softball tournament action.
Julia Koetting finished 2-for-3 with an RBI triple, and added one of five doubles obtained by the Dragons, who will meet Central on Tuesday.
Alyssa Huber retired nine of her 11 batters faced for the abbreviated shutout. She posted six strikeouts and yielded her lone hit to Gracie Moussette in the top of the second inning.
Brittney Kreitler scored three runs from the leadoff spot, and Huber collected three RBI with a pair of doubles. Izzy Basler provided a two-run double during the long scoring rally.
Levi Bova went 2-for-3 including a double while Morgan Schwent and Autumn Basler each singled and scored two runs.
Central 17, Bismarck 2
LEADWOOD – Jessica Hulsey finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and four RBI, and Central downed Bismarck 17-2 in three innings for an MAAA first-round win.
Allie Kelly hammered a two-run homer down the line, and the Lady Rebels (14-5) scored 14 runs during the first inning with a perfect initial trip through the batting order.
Taylor Marler pitched the opening frame with one hit allowed and one strikeout, and finished 2-for-2 overall at the plate with a two-run double.
Mille McDowell picked up three RBI, including the game-ending double, after McKinlee Dalton singled off the Central bench in the bottom of the third.
Becca Voyles was a perfect 2-for-2 with two RBI while Maddie Manion and Chloe Coppedge each had a single with two runs scored.
Brooklynn Fitzwater paced Bismarck (5-12) by going 2-for-2, and extended the contest temporarily with a two-RBI double that as Madison Randazzo and Macy Butery touched the plate.
Abbie Mendehall pitched two innings and fanned three as Central advanced to face Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday.
Sikeston 6, Farmington 3
SIKESTON, Mo. – Warren Chinwuko posted an 8-5 triumph at No. 1 singles, and Sikeston teammate Nicholas Twidwell earned an identical result during a 6-3 tennis victory over Farmington.
The Knights trailed 2-1 through the doubles section, getting an 8-5 win from their top pairing of Nate Greif and Alex Hatch.
Matt Rotter and Hatch prevailed in their respective singles contests for Farmington (4-3).
1. Warren Chinwuko (S) def. Nate Greif, 8-5
2. Alex Hatch (F) def. Bryce Miller, 8-2
3. Lang Li (S) def. Colton Woody, 8-4
4. Nicholas Twidwell (S) def. Blane Worley, 8-5
5. Matt Rotter (F) def. Grant Lawson, 8-4
6. Jason Lin (S) def. Chase Reynolds, 8-5
1. Greif/Hatch (F) def. Chinwuko/Miller, 8-5
2. Li/Lawson (S) def. Woody/Worley, 8-4
3. Twidwell/Lin (S) def. Rotter/Reynolds, 8-5
St. Pius 9, Potosi 0
FESTUS, Mo. – St. Pius notched a dominant 9-0 victory Monday over Potosi to stay undefeated on the boys tennis season.
Luke Klaus topped Gabe Adams at the No. 1 singles level, and Paul Borrego added a singles shutout of the Lancers (10-0).
Potosi (3-5) will travel to Sikeston on Wednesday.
1. Luke Klahs (SP) def. Gabe Adams, 8-1
2. Robert Vance (SP) def. Roland Knight, 8-2
3. Thomas Koch (SP) def. Brady Woods, 8-2
4. Blake Dobey (SP) def. Chase Glore, 8-2
5. Paul Borrego (SP) def. Seth Mosier, 8-0
6. Samuel Tucker (SP) def. Brenden Brown, 8-4
1. Klahs/Koch (SP) def. Adams/Knight, 8-1
2. Vance/Dobey (SP) def. Woods/Glore, 8-2
3. Mosier/Eye (SP) def. Borrego/Tucker, 8-2