Mineral Area Legion Stays Alive in District Tourney

(Ste. Genevieve) The Mineral Area Legion team stayed alive in the District 13 tournament with a 3-2 victory over DeSoto SMCI last night in Ste. Genevieve. Mineral Area scored twice with the help of a bases loaded error in the third. Meanwhile Cason Murphy cruised through the DeSoto lineup. Murphy threw five and third innings and stuck out 14. He allowed one run as one of his inherited runners came in after his departure. Kendall Horton provided the only rbi for Mineral Area for the winning run in the sixth….

Mineral Area Coach Larry Kekec says after seeing several hard hit balls go for outs this summer Horton found the right spot in this game…

Eli Epley threw a strong game for DeSoto going the distance and giving up four hits and only one earned run. Kekec appreciated the efforts of both pitchers…

Mineral Area improves to 6-5 on the summer and moves to the next round of the losers bracket against Rock Memorial today at 5:00. The winner plays Festus at 7:30. We’ll have both games on regional radio. DeSoto closes the season at 9-22.

Full interview with Larry Kekec

Full game audio