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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:30 am

Pacific’s run in the Zone 1 Junior Legion Tournament came to an end with a heartbreaking loss Friday night.

Post 320 (29-7) suffered a 3-2 loss to Jefferson City Post 5 in the losers’ bracket final at Ronsick Field in Washington.

Pacific had a 2-2 record in the Zone 1 Tournament, losing both of its games to Jefferson City, 6-1 and 3-2, and knocking off Chillicothe 12-3 and Hannibal 14-8 in eight innings.

“Overall, we played pretty well in the tournament. We just didn’t execute in our first game against Jefferson City,” said Pacific Manager Cory Cowsert. “It was a great season. The boys gave me everything I could have asked for. We’ll move up to the Senior level next year and add a few more guys. I’m also putting a team together to play in the fall to give guys more playing time.”

Washington Post 218 won the zone crown with a 5-4 victory over Jefferson City on Sunday, going 3-0 in the tournament and advancing to the state tournament this week in Joplin.


Pacific rebounded from its first-round loss to Jefferson City with a 12-3 win over Chillicothe.

“It was good to play well and get that win over Chillicothe,” Cowsert said. “I think that got the guys going and gave them some momentum.”

After Chillicothe took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Post 320 responded with one run in the bottom of the first inning, five in the third, two in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Chillicothe scored its other two runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Noah Brocato got the start on the mound for Pacific and earned the win.

In four plus innings, Brocato allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and no strikeouts.

Allen Fitzgerald tossed three scoreless innings in relief. He allowed five hits and registered one strikeout.

Post 320 had 13 hits in the contest.

Alex Rice and Tyler Straatmann both finished with three hits. Straatmann added two RBIs and two runs. Rice had two RBIs and one run.

Ryan Vogelgesang collected two hits, two runs and one RBI.

Brendan McMillan registered one hit, one walk, reached on an error and scored three runs.

Ryan Howell had one hit, was hit by a pitch, reached on a fielder’s choice, and scored two runs and had one RBI.

Brocato added one hit, one walk and one run.

Drew Fonner had one hit and was hit by a pitch.

Bailey Watson had a double and two RBIs.

Fitzgerald was hit by a pitch and scored a run.


Pacific exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth inning, turning a 7-7 tie into a 14-7 lead Saturday over Hannibal.

Post 320 held on for a 14-8 victory.

Austin Muich got the start on the mound for Post 320. After cruising through the first two innings, his day ended after allowing five runs in the bottom of the third.

In three innings, he allowed five runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Fitzgerald tossed the next three plus innings in relief. He allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

Howell pitched the final two frames to earn the win. He allowed one run on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Pacific picked up 17 hits against Hannibal.

“We hit the ball really well against Chillicothe and Hannibal,” Cowsert said. “That was nice to see.”

Tyler Gerling had a big game. Offensively, he reached base three times with two hits and reached on an error. He also stole home, which highlighted the seven-run eighth inning.

Defensively at second base, Gerling saved the game in the bottom of the seventh with a diving stop up the middle on a ground ball, which prevented the runner to score from second base.

Post 320 got out of the inning with no damage done.

Straatmann and Fitzgerald both collected three hits. Straatmann added a walk, two runs and one RBI. Fitzgerald had one RBI and one run.

Fonner reached base five times with two hits and three walks. He scored three runs and had one RBI.

Vogelgesang was on base four times with two hits, one walk and was hit by a pitch. He added three RBIs and one run. His two-run single in the top of the eighth broke a 7-7 tie.

McMillan finished with two hits, a walk and two runs.

Howell added one hit (double), one walk, reached on an error, two runs and one RBI.

Rice registered one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run.

Brocato had one hit and was hit by a pitch, to go with two RBIs and one run.

Ryan Ray was hit by a pitch.

Jefferson City

Jefferson City broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to eliminate Pacific Saturday night.

Straatmann pitched the entire game for Post 320. He allowed three runs in 6.1 innings.

“We wanted to get to the championship game and they were going to have to beat our best, which they did,” Cowsert said. “It was a well-played game and a tough one to lose. I’m proud of the way we competed.”

Offensively, Cowsert said Post 320 was led by Straatmann, Fonner, Vogelgesang and Gerling.

“Straatmann had a couple of hits and Fonner and Gerling were on base almost every time. Vogelgesang hit the ball well and was solid behind the plate all year,” Cowsert said. “We pitched pretty well throughout the whole tournament.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. West, 10 a.m.

G6 St. Charles vs. Daniel boone, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka vs. Washington, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — Jackson vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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