By ERIC X. VICCARO
Ste. Genevieve senior Brittney Kreitler established many new school records in volleyball last fall.
How about adding a softball record to your resume, Ms. Kreitler?
That’s exactly what Brittney did on Friday — belting her 16th double of the season in a 12-2 five-inning victory over Grandview at Leon’s Field.
“Brittney is a special player,” Ste. Genevieve coach Russell Toombs said of the Mineral Area College pledge. “She works really hard to be on top of her game.”
What’s more, Toombs decided to give Kreitler the starting nod inside the circle. She didn’t disappoint there, either.
Kreitler allowed two runs (only one earned) on two hits with one walk and one strikeout over five innings. Thirty-seven of Brittney’s 54 pitches were strikes — or nearly 69 percent.
At the dish, Kreitler was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. She leads the Dragons with a .458 batting percentage.
It was a relaxing way to end a stressful week, which included a fourth-place finish at the Mineral Area Activities Association conference tournament. Park Hills Central, Potosi and West County proved too strong for the field. The Rebels defeated the Trojans, 7-3, in the title game.
Toombs said Ste. Genevieve finished as expected as the Dragons begin practicing for the postseason.
Izzy Basler and Autumn Basler also went 2-for-3 in the victory, with Izzy Basler scoring three times and Autumn Basler producing three RBI. Morgan Schwent and Chloe Walker both pushed across two runs, and Emma Johns also scored.