MOKANE — The No. 5 seed Wildcats were limited to just three hits in falling to the No. 4 Trailblazers in five innings in the Class 3, District 8 quarterfinals Friday night.
New Bloomfield's lone offensive highlight came in the top of the first inning when sophomore second baseman Breycin Dysart's solo home run to left gave the Wildcats a brief 1-0 lead.
Father Tolton countered with two runs in its half of the first, then put up single runs in the second and third to take a 4-1 advantage. The Trailblazers pulled away behind a seven-run outburst in the fourth.
Junior center fielder Nash Quick also singled in the second and senior left fielder Clayton Martin singled in the fourth for New Bloomfield, which ended its season with a 5-19 record.
Senior starter Jacob Lane was tagged with the loss for the Wildcats, surrendering eight runs — seven earned — on only two hits in three innings. Lane (0-6) issued eight walks and struck out three.
Tolton (8-12) moves on to face top-seeded South Callaway in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Monday.