(FRANKCLAY, Mo.) – The opening round of the Class 3, District 3 baseball tournament from West County High School will be heard Monday on AM 800 KREI and AM 1400 KJFF in its entirety. The action kicks off with the third-seeded St. Pius Lancers taking on the sixth-seeded Kingston Cougars.

Despite being slotted as the 3 seed in this district, the Lancers are 16-2 on the season and are ranked 4th in the state of Missouri.

Meanwhile, Kingston features a record of 6-10 but has won two consecutive games and Cougars head coach Kyle Nettles hopes the recently improving play will serve them well against a tough foe.

The second game of the day will be a faceoff between the second-seeded West County Bulldogs and the seventh-seeded Grandview Eagles.The Eagles are in the midst of a 4-12-1 campaign but are a much improved 4-3-1 since beginning the season 0-9.

For the hosting West County, they’re receiving votes in state while wielding a 17-6 record and victories in 4 of their last 5 games.

Bulldogs head coach John Simily says it all starts with pitching.

And to cap off the day, the fourth-seeded Arcadia Valley Tigers will do battle with the fifth-seeded Herculaneum Blackcats, with the winner playing first-seeded Jefferson in the semifinals.

Arcadia Valley is 11-9 and went a perfect 5-0 in in the MAAA Small Schools Division.

Tigers head coach John Inman thinks his players are ready for the tough road ahead.

For Herculaneum, an interesting season has seen them go 10-9-1 while not winning or losing more than two games consecutively all year long.

Blackcats head coach Zac Bone shares his thoughts on that interesting statistic.

The first round of Class 3, District 3 baseball gets going Monday with a Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show at 1:45 on AM 800 KREI and AM 1400 KJFF.