(Leadwood) The opening round of the Class 3 District 3 baseball tournament was played Monday at West County High School and heard on AM 800 KREI and AM 1400 KJFF.
In the first game, the third-seeded St. Pius Lancers shut-out the sixth-seeded Kingston Cougars in six innings, 10-0. The Lancers bats were hot throughout the game with senior Elijah Dale extending the lead in the 5th to 8-0 with this home run.
That was our Patsy’s Furniture play-of-the-game. Riley Naeger was named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player-of-the-Game after pitching a 6-inning no-hitter. Naeger says that the fastball was clicking.
St. Pius improves their record to 17-2 while Kingston falls to 6-11.
In the second game, the 2nd-seeded West County Bulldogs defeated the 7th-seeded Grandview Eagles 5-2. The lead went back and forth until West County’s Zach Francis broke the 2-2 tie.
That was our Patsy’s Furniture play-of-the-game. Peyton Nipper was our Applebee’s of Farmington player-of-the-game. West County tacked on two more runs for the 5-2 victory. The Bulldogs are now 18-6 and winners of 5 of their last 6, advancing to the semis to face St. Pius. Grandview finishes 2019 with a 4-13-1 record.
Grandview falls to 4-13-1 for the year.
The two home runs were named the Patsy’s Furniture play-of-the-game. Our Applebee’s of Farmington player-of-the-game was Jordan Duncan. Herky scored two more runs to increase their lead to 4-0. Then, Arcadia Valley came alive in the bottom of the 4th.
AV added another run to make it 4-3, but Herky cranked out 6 more to increase their lead to 10-3. Herculaneum improves their record to 11-9-1 while Arcadia Valley falls to 11-10.
The Blackcats will play top seed Jefferson in the semifinals Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Flieg’s Equipment pre-game show beginning at 1:45 on AM-1400 KJFF.
The Blackcats will play top-seed and Class 3 3rd-ranked Jefferson in the semifinals on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Flieg’s Equipment pre-game show beginning at 1:45 on AM-1400 KJFF. Following that game, the other semi-final game will feature West County and St. Pius, with the Lancers ranked 4th in the state in Class 3. That game is scheduled for 4 o’clock and will be aired on both AM-800 KREI and AM-1400 KJFF.
Full St. Pius vs Kingston Game Audio
Full West County vs Grandview Game Audio
Full Herculaneum vs Arcadia Valley Game Audio