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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 4:00 pm

With a new coaching staff in place, the Pacific Post 320 Freshman American Legion baseball team opens it season this weekend.

Post 320 takes on Wentzville Sunday at home at 1 p.m. The game is scheduled to be played at the Pacific Youth Association field, but could be moved to Pacific High School.

Nathan Bruns, a 2012 Pacific High School graduate and former Indians baseball player, takes over as manager this season, replacing Cody Kelley.

Assistant coaches are Allen Bruns, Nathan’s father, and Kyle Dean, also a 2012 PHS graduate.

“Most of our team consists of players from this year’s Pacific freshman high school team. A couple of them played junior varsity and even varsity,” Nathan Bruns said. “We also have some guys from Union and St. Clair.”

Bruns will get to know his team during the early stages of the season.

“We’ve only had a couple of practices, so we’re excited to see what exactly we have. They seem like a good group of kids,” Bruns said. “I know we have a lot of young talent. We just need to get some games in and build some team chemistry.”

Bruns said to start the season, the team’s top two pitchers appear to be Austin Muich and Ryan Ray.

Muich appeared in six games in a relief role for the Pacific varsity team this season. In eight innings, he allowed five hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

“Austin and Ryan should be two of our main pitchers. I’m anxious to see what we have from there,” Bruns said. “We should have plenty of arms. I hope to have a deep pitching staff.”

Muich also figures to be one of Pacific’s top offensive threats. When not pitching, he’ll play in the outfield.

Bruns said another offensive weapon should be catcher Sam Fuchs.

Other players on the Post 320 roster are Brendan McMillan, Zack Michalski, Tyler Gerling, Reid Dauster, Tristan Longsdon, Tyler Warren, Jacob Michael, Colby Rettinghaus, Kyle Fitzgerald and Dylan Hurt.

“I like what I’ve seen from this group in the couple of practices we’ve had,” Bruns said.

Bruns expects Pacific to compete favorably in the Ninth District.

“When I played on Pacific’s Freshman Legion team, our goal was to win the district. I want this team to think the same way. We don’t want to settle for anything less,” Bruns said. “Our main goal is to get these kids experience and help the Pacific High School program, but we’d like to win games along the way. We’ll have some tough competition against teams like Washington. Hopefully we’ll be up for the challenge.”

Following Sunday’s game against Wentzville, Post 320 will take on St. Peters Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at Blanchette Park.

Pacific also will field a Junior team this summer.

Cory Cowsert is the manager of the Junior team. He’s being assisted by Tim George and Matt Strothkamp.

The Post 320 Juniors open their season Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. against Hannibal at Elsberry.

More information on the team will appear in a future edition.


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

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