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The Varsity Tigers fell on Tuesday night to Jefferson at home. Festus collected just three hits. Senior Collin Reando had two hits in the game and came up with some solid defensive plays as well when the Tigers needed it. Senior Laine Axtetter had a hit in the game. Axtetter and Sophomore Jackson Gross both tallied a run batted in for the game. The Tigers saw three pitchers take the mound in the game. Senior Connor Hulsey, Junior Kaleb Kennedy and Junior Trent Ellis all got time on the mound. One highlight of the game was Kaleb Kennedy. Kennedy struck out 6 in four and 1/3 innings of work allowing no runs in relief. Trent Ellis pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
Festus must rebound with four conference games in six days and a doubleheader on Saturday. Festus plays Perryville at West City Park on Thursday at 430 pm with the JV to follow. The doubleheader on Saturday will be the 2021 version of the Coach Davenport and Buechting Classic against district foe North County. Game times are 10am and noon for the Varsity doubleheader.