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HS Baseball Playoffs Begin In Class 4 District 2 Tourney

(STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.) – Playoff baseball has arrived.

The Class 4 District 2 tournament begins Saturday with a triple-header from Yanks Field in Ste. Genevieve on J-98.

The action begins with the fifth-seeded Potosi Trojans at 14-10 trying to avenge an earlier shutout loss against the fourth-seeded North County Raiders at 16-10. Trojans head coach Steve McCoy says the basic fundamentals are key for his team.

The Raiders halted the Trojans 6-0 in an early April contest. While his team came up short with a third-place finish in the MAAA Conference tournament, head coach Chris McLain says the work continues leading towards the post season.

The winner will face the Ste. Genevieve Dragons, who received a first-round bye as the top seed.

In game 2, the second-seeded Festus Tigers will take the field against the seventh-seeded Windsor Owls. After a rough start early in the season, the 15-7 Tigers have ridden their offense to 14 victories in their last 17 games. Head coach Jeff Montgomery says the hitting can’t stop now.

At 5-15, the Owls will look to stop a four-game losing streak with a tournament win. Head coach Jeff Young says he knows his group is capable of beating tough teams like Festus.

The final first round game features the third-seeded Central Rebels battling with the sixth-seeded DeSoto Dragons. The Rebels come in at 15-8 as runners-up in the MAAA tournament last week. Head coach Ronnie Calvird says he thinks there is no clear favorite to win this tournament.

DeSoto lost two one-run games to Central earlier in the season. Now at 8-14, head coach Matt Buechting says he hopes his pitching can hold its own this weekend.

The opener will begin with the Flieg’s Equipment pregame show at 11:45 a.m. with a noon first pitch on J-98.
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