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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

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games