(Frankclay ) The third ranked, but second seeded St. Pius Lancers used a four-run, two-out rally in the top of the 7th to come back and beat top seed West County 5-3 in the Class 3 District 3 Championship baseball game on regional radio. Bulldogs pitcher J.D. Whitter was forced out of the game with one out to go and a two-run lead because he reached his pitch limit. St. Pius’ Andrew Merseal singled and brought in a run to make it 3-2. That’s when Austin Almany stepped in with two men on…
Tate Ramsey threw only the sixth inning, but earned the win.
West County loaded the bases in the bottom of the 7th, but Andrew Merseal secured the save.
It’s the first district title for St. Pius since 2014. Almany, the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game, walked us through his game-winning three run blast.
St. Pius coach Dan Oliver his team relied on their experience in close games…
St. Pius improves to 20-6 on the year. They’ll head to Valley Park on Tuesday for a Class 3 Sectional game against the 17-4 Hawks and we’ll broadcast the game on Regional Radio. West County ends their season with a record of 18-5.
Postgame interview with Austin Almany
Postgame interview with Dan Oliver
Postgame interview with Bobby Simily
Full game audio