Valle Catholic Holds Off Late Rally From Farmington To Win 15-6 On KREI
(Ste. Genevieve) Farmington had a late-inning rally to make things interesting against Valle Catholic, however, the number one team in Class Three pulled away for a 15-6 win at Alumni Field Wednesday afternoon.
Valle led 2-0 after the first inning, with Chase Fallert scoring on a passed ball and Isaac Viox scoring his brother Alex on an RBI groundout.
Farmington loaded up the bases with two outs in the top of the second for freshman Cooper Tripp, but a great play in the field by Clayton Drury got the Warriors out of the jam.
Farmington starting pitcher Aiden Redmond held the Warriors scoreless in the second, but Valle continued the onslaught in the third inning.
Grant Fallert also knocked in a two-RBI triple and Carson Tucker recorded an RBI groundout.
Tripp collected an RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 7-1, but Valle picked up three runs in the bottom half of the inning on RBIs from Carson Tucker, Jackson Fowler and Aaron Eftink. Trailing 10-1, the Knights countered in the fifth when Caden Probst stepped in with one man on.
Knights reliever Lucas Birkner was steady on the mound, tossing two innings while giving up one run and striking out three. In the top of the sixth, Farmington kept on climbing back.
The Warriors answered the call in the bottom of the sixth, plating five runs to put the game out of reach.
Eight of the nine starters for Valle Catholic recorded an RBI. The Warriors picked up 16 hits as a team.
Grant Fallert got the win on the mound, tossing four innings of one run ball while striking out five. He also went 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs.
Coach Nate Gegg gave his thoughts on the victory.
Valle Catholic improve to 22-3 and will host Ste. Genevieve Thursday afternoon. The Knights fall to 5-9 and will host Windsor Saturday afternoon at noon.
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