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    NEWS: KFMOsports wrapped up the 2018-2019 broadcast season with West County’s State Quarterfinal baseball loss to Saxony Lutheran. The season started way back on Aug. 24 with week one of HS football. The Parkland’s Sports Leader broadcasted 280 games in 272 days. The new 2019-2020 season will open with week one on the gridiron on Aug. 30.

    BASE: The West County Bulldogs fell victim to Saxony Lutheran in the State Quarterfinals on a walk-off hit by Mason Lewis. It’s the second straight postseason win via a walk-off hit by the Crusaders. They earned a trip to the Quarterfinals with a win over Malden in 11 innings. Hayden Roney started on the hill for the Bulldogs and went 6 innings allowing 6 runs on 6 hits, fanning 7 but it was Peyton Nipper who took the loss giving up the game-winning hit to Lewis. West County committed four erros in the loss that ends their season at 21-7.

    TUESDAY, MAY 21:
    SB: KFMOsports has confirmed that Bryan Wallen is stepping down as Central head coach after six years at the helm. Wallen led the Lady Rebels to the 2018 State Championship Game, losing to Strafford 3-0. Wallen will move from the spring season to the fall season and become the new head coach at Farmington, taking over in place of recently departed Lindsey Albee. Wallen’s assistant, Taylor Friend, has been named the new head coach of the Lady Rebels.
    BASE: The start time for the State Quarterfinal on Wednesday with West County playing at Saxony Lutheran has been set for 4:30p. Pregame coverage will start at 4p on AM-1240, KFMO. The winner advances to the Final Four in O’Fallon.

    MONDAY, MAY 20:
    BASE: West County claimed a spot in the Quarterfinals with a wild victory over Valley Park in the State Sectionals. Dakota Dowd started for West County, but only lasted 3 innings, allowing 5R, 4ER, 4H, 3BB, 1HBP, 4K. Hayden Roney powered the West County offense early, hitting homeruns in each of his first two at-bats, a 3-run shot in the first and a 2-run drive in the 3rd. Dowd left with a 9-3 lead, but Valley Park would eventually tie it in the top of thr 5th on a wild pitch to score Luis Sanchez. The Hawks actually took a lead of 10-9 in the top of the 7th, their first lead of the game, when Michael Menley tripled to drive in Sanchez with the go-ahead run. But in the bottom of the 7th, Cody Ruble just missed tying the game with a solo homerun as he doubled halfway up the wall in left with one out. After Tanner Morgan struck out, Zach Francis was sitting 0-2 and blooped an RBI single down the left-field line, just over Drew Hansel. Leftfielder Ryan Blankley’s throw home to try and get Ruble skipped away from catcher Braden Spawr. Francis, already heading to second on the throw home, tried to get to third on the overthrow to the catcher. Spawr threw to third, but that throw went over the head of Hansel, into leftfield and Francis sprinted home with the winning run setting off a raucous scene for the Bulldogs. West County avenge a loss to the Hawks in the 2017 State Semifinals in walk-off fashion. West County is a win away from their second Final Four appearance in three years. The Bulldogs play at Saxony Lutheran Wednesday in the State Quarterfinals.