Vianney earns state baseball title

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Vianney's varsity baseball team poses with their 2018 state championship trophy.

The 2018 Vianney varsity baseball team, pictured above, poses with their 2018 state championship trophy.

The St. John Vianney High School baseball team topped Hickman 8-2 in the Class 5 Missouri state championships earlier this month.

The Griffins began the game trailing behind 0-2 after the first inning, but ended up topping Hickman 8-2 in the June 1 Class 5 Missouri State Baseball Championship game at Car Shield Field in O’Fallon.

Last season, the Griffins were knocked off the path to state in semifinals by Fort Zumwalt West with a score of 4-3. That  near-miss motivated the team to go farther in the playoffs this season.