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Diamond Dragons up and down at midseason

By Michael Boyd Jr.

Herald Sports Editor

Ste. Genevieve’s Aiden Meyer tries to snag a low throw from his catcher as Valle Catholic’s Nathan Schwent is just shy of reaching second base during a successful steal attempt during the Warriors 3-0 win in the annual Old Settlement Showdown between the crosstown rivals. (Photo by MICHAEL BOYD JR./Herald staff)

Ste. Genevieve’s Aiden Boyer rips a foul ball against Jackson. (Photo by MICHAEL BOYD JR./Herald staff)

Sophomore Mason Nix was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as he and Aiden Boyer provided most of Ste. Genevieve’s offense in a 9-4 loss to St. Pius X Friday in Festus.

The Dragons outhit the Class 3 No. 2-ranked Lancers 12-7, but they stranded eight runners and struck out eight times offensively, and committed five errors in the field to suffer their third loss in four games, including two straight    both to Catholic schools.

Ste. Genevieve (11-7) managed only one run in each of the first, third, fourth and fifth innings.

Pius (11-6) snapped a two-game skid taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first frame. They added a run in the second, then plated two more in each of the third, fifth and sixth and held on from there.

For more, see the Herald’s May 4 printed edition.