Following Dramatic Opening Round Central, Potosi, Festus Advance to Class 4 District 2 Semis
(STE. GENEVIEVE) The Class 4 District 2 Baseball Tournament saw two extra inning games Saturday in Ste. Genevieve with three first round games heard on J-98. In game one, it took extra innings to decide it as the #5 Potosi Trojans downed the #4 North County Radiers 8-4 in eight innings. North County scored three in the first inning, then Potosi countered with four in the fifth. Shortly afterward, the Raiders’ Layton Mallow tied the game again.
The game went into an extra inning, where Potosi’s Garrett Wilkinson provided the game’s biggest hit with the bases loaded.
Potosi head coach Steve McCoy talks about the team’s momentum after the fourth inning.
With the win, Potosi improves to 15-10 on the season and will advance to the semifinals for a meeting with the top-seeded Ste. Genevieve Dragons. North County finishes its season at 16-11.
In game two, #2 Festus Tigers topped the #7 Windsor Owls 6-1. The Tigers’ high-powered offense asserted its dominance early in the first inning.
Collin Mann added a 2-RBI double in the fourth, giving Festus a 4-1 lead. Festus head coach Jeff Montgomery says the offense gave lots of support in the win.
Festus moves to 16-7 on the season while Windsor wraps up its year at 5-16.
In the final game of the day, the #3 Central Rebels got the 3-2 win in extra innings against the #6 DeSoto Dragons. In the top of the 9th inning with the game tied at 1-1, the Dragons took the upper hand.
It was Dillon Manion who would cost the lead for the Rebels but after a leadoff single in the bottom half of the inning, Holden Mayberry would reach safely and Manion would get his revenge.
After a pair of intentional walks, Central would show patience at the plate en route to the victory.
Central head coach Ronnie Calvird breaks down the play of Manion and Mayberry in last inning.
The DeSoto Dragons season ends with a record of 8-15 while the Rebels jump to 16-8. On Monday on KREI and KJFF, the #1 Ste. Genevieve Dragons face off with the #5 Potosi Trojans with the #3 Rebels will play the #2 Fetus Tigers. Pregame coverage begins at 4:15 with first pitch set for 4:30.