Top Teams Across the MAAA Two Weeks In

Many of the MAAA Baseball teams are having a surging start to the 2024 baseball season. Specifically, the Farmington Knights, Fredericktown Blackcats, and Valle Catholic Warriors.

Farmington, under new head coach Logan Winder, has started the season off 8-2 with wins over Class 5 opponents Cape Central and St. Mary’s, and Class 6 opponents Jackson and Fox.

The Knights just had an eight-game win streak snapped by Class 5, District 1 rival Hillsboro 16-7 on Thursday, but still hold a positive run differential of +29 (73-44). 

“We have pitched it particularly well limiting free bases by throwing strikes,” Winder said of the positive start to the season. “We have also done a great job of manufacturing runs.”

Cooper Tripp is batting .531 with 17 hits and 18 RBI, while Aiden Redmond is getting it done on the mound for the Knights going 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA.

“The goals for this team are to set the standard for the future of the program," Winder says. "This goes back to the culture of unity, leadership, toughness, resilience, and attitdute. We've done a great job of this so far and we look to continue to improve on it every day.”

Farmington travels to Pacific for a doubleheader on Saturday and return home to host Van Buren on Monday starting a busy week. The Knights will play six games in seven days.

The Fredericktown Blackcats are entering this season after finishing 2023 with a .500 record (11-11). The Cats have partnered with Marquand-Zion this year bringing over Brayden Homan.

Fredericktown is a perfect 5-0 and have outscored opponents 63-3. They will get their toughest counterpart of the season Monday playing on the road at Hillsboro who just beat the Farmington Knights.

 The Valle Catholic Warriors look like the top team to beat in the MAAA Small School Conference outscoring opponents with ease 70-12 through a perfect 9-0 start.

The Warriors are 9-0, ranked in the top 5 in Class 3, and have already beaten the Class 5 Defending Champion Festus Tigers 10-0. 

Grant Fallert is 3-0 on the hill for Valle. He, Alex and Isaac Viox, Tyler Gegg, and just about anyone in the Warrior lineup have contributed to a potent Valle Catholic offense. Valle faces the St. Louis Patriors on Tuesday.

Scores

Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday - Final
1-Valle Catholic4
8-Hazelwood West3
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
4-Farmington3
5-Greenville5
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Semifinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
1-Valle Catholic6
5-Greenville5
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
3-Sullivan6
6-Fox10
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
2-Festus2
7-North County0
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Semifinals
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Fredericktown Wood Bat Tournament
Friday 
Fredericktown-
Kelly-
Friday 
Ste. Genevieve-
Central-
Friday 
Herculenaum-
Kingston-
Potosi/West County Tournament
Friday - Final
West County6
Potosi0
No Games Today
   
   
   
   
No Games Today
   
   
Friday 
Festus-
Farmington-
Friday 
North County-
Valley Park-
Friday, Game 1
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday, Game 2
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday 
Neelyville-
Central-
Friday 
Licking-
Potosi-

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 12:
9:30a, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 1-VCath vs 8-HazW
12:00p, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 4-Farm vs 5-GVille
2:00p, Base, Farm Tourn, Semis: TBD vs TBD
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
6:30p, NHL: Carolina @ St. Louis
Saturday, April 13:
8:45a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
11:00a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
6:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Sunday, April 14:
11:30a, NHL: Seattle @ St. Louis
2:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Monday, April 15:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Qtrfinals
Tuesday, April 16:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Semifinals
Wednesday, April 17:
1:40p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
8:00p, NHL: St. Louis @ Dallas*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. 3rd Place Game
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Championship
Thursday, April 18:
4:00p, BASE: North County @ Farmington
Friday, April 19:
4:00p, BASE: Kingston @ Fredericktown
6:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Saturday, April 20:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Sunday, April 21:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
1:00p, NCS (MRN): Geico 500 at Talladega
Monday, April 22:
4:00p, SB: Valle Catholic @ West County
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Tuesday, April 23:
4:00p, BASE: Farmington @ Central
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Wednesday, April 24:
11:20a, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
4:00p, BASE: Valle Catholic @ Farmington
Thursday, April 25:
4:00p, BASE: Arcadia Valley @ North County
Friday, April 26:
4:00p, SB: Arcadia Valley @ Potosi
5:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Saturday, April 27:
2:10p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Sunday, April 28:
11:45a, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
12:00p, NCS (PRN): Wurth 400 at Dover
Monday, April 29:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
Tuesday, April 30:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
^ - denotes live video
+ -denotes game on KFMOsportsPlus
* - denotes game on B104.3