FROM STAFF REPORTS
POTOSI — The Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150 freshmen team knocked off Potosi, 15-1, in the championship game last Friday at the Trojan Sports Complex.
In the opening round of the tournament, DeSoto topped Potosi 17-7 while St. Genevieve topped DeSoto 9-3.
Potosi net upset DeSoto, 13-2, ousting them from this double-elimination formatted tournament.
Then Ste. Genevieve took care of Potosi — advancing to the American Legion State Tournament.
Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150’s first game will be Wednesday in Ballwin.
Post No. 150 scored eight runs in the first inning of the championship game, and never looked back.
Carter Viox earned the win, allowing one unearned run on four hits and four walks over four innings. He threw 68 pitches, 39 of them for strikes (57.3 percent). Tucker Reed pitched the fifth inning.
Potosi helped Ste. Genevieve along the way, surrendering nine walks and committing three errors.
Conner Clanton scored three runs. Barrett Vaeth went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Grant Williams, Waylon Samples and Tyler Gegg also pushed across two runs apiece. Bryce Bloom, Williams and Viox all had two RBI.
Also, last week, Ste. Genevieve’s juniors played host to the district tournament at Yanks’ Field.
The Festus Reds 17’s team knocked off Ste. Genevieve twice to win the event, with an 11-1 victory on Wednesday, July 7 and 3-2 this past Friday.
Ste. Genevieve pulled within one run in the seventh inning as Austin Viox singled home Mason Nix.
However, Cohen Gibbs was left stranded at third base, Viox second and Grant Fallert at first with both Rylan Fallert and Bryant Schwent striking out looking to end the game.
The Festus Reds 17s advance to the Junior Zone Tournament set to take place from Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, at Sikeston.
The senior tournament began on Tuesday evening with Ste. Genevieve squaring off against Rock Memorial (Imperial) at Yanks’ Field. Festus would play the winner of Monday’s game between Bonne Terre and DeSoto.
The championship game is slated for 5 p.m. Friday, with a second game at 7:30 p.m. the same night — if needed.