Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.
Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Wilmington Blue Rocks
•April 6 – Patton, a South Central graduate, pitched two innings of relief during a 5-0 loss at Myrtle Beach. The Kansas City Royals prospect allowed two hits, including a home run, and one walk, while striking out two.
Quenten Austin • Freshman • Carthage
•April 5-6 – Austin, a Vandalia graduate, participated in three events at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships. He made the finals of the 110-meter hurdles, and placed eighth, with a time of 15.89 seconds. He did not record a height in the pole vault, and did not place in the javelin throw, with a toss of 39.34 meters. Carthage finished sixth at the event.
Trevor Montgomery • Frosh • Fontbonne
•April 6 – Montgomery, a Vandalia graduate, collected his first college hit during a 5-0 loss to Blackburn. Starting as the designated hitter, Montgomery went 1-for-4, with an RBI in the loss. He has played in four games this spring, and Fontbonne is 8-13.
Dathan Berning • Freshman • Greenville
•April 6 – Berning, a Vandalia graduate, went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter in a 6-3 win against Spalding. In 10 games this season, Berning is 2-for-7, and Greenville is 8-11 this spring.
Whitney Newsom • Soph. • Greenville
•April 3 – Newsom, a Vandalia graduate, was 1-for-3 in a 6-5 loss to Millikin. In 11 games this spring, Newsom is 5-for-23, and Greenville is 5-13 on the season.
Abby Hill • Sophomore • Greenville
•April 6 – Hill, a St. Elmo graduate, placed sixth in the hammer throw at the Washington (Mo.) University Select meet. Her throw went 133 feet, 8 inches. Greenville placed sixth in the event.
Harley Tompkins • Freshman • Parkland
•April 2 – Tompkins, a Mulberry Grove graduate, had a double and a single in a 10-1 win at John Wood University. Parkland is 19-7 on the season.
Cheyenne Rogier • Freshman • Lewis and Clark
•April 3 – Rogier, a Mulberry Grove graduate, played in two games for Lewis and Clark Community College. In game one, a 11-3 win against St. Louis Community College, Rogier walked and scored. In game two, a 4-2 win against SLCC, she was 1-for-2, with a walk. LCCC is 4-16 on the season.
Seth VonBehren • Coach • Maryville
•VonBehren, a Vandalia graduate, has led the Maryville University baseball team to an 11-13 record so far this season. Included is a 10-6 mark in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.