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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:30 am

Energy was in the air Friday when the Union baseball Wildcats opened the season in Rolla.

And the Wildcats took advantage, rolling to an 8-4 road victory.

“We had a great crowd make the hour drive to Rolla to cheer for us,” Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey said. “It was an exciting opening day and we’d like to thank the parents and fans for all they do for Union baseball. It is appreciated very much by the coaching staff and the players.”

Union wasted little time in jumping out to the lead in the game, scoring two runs in the first and three more in the top of the second.

“I was very happy with the way we played and how we responded to being on a field for the first time all year,” Bailey said. “The guys looked sharp during warmups and came out being aggressive at the plate. Our bench was into the game from the first pitch, we ran the bases aggressively, and we didn’t make one mistake with picking up our signs. From a first game standpoint, we did a nice job.”

Rolla struck for three runs in the second, but Union replied with three additional runs in the fourth inning. Rolla scored its final run in the bottom of the fourth.

The Wildcats recorded 13 hits and four errors to go with their eight runs. Rolla scored its runs on four hits.

“We banged out 13 hits and they were spread out across the lineup,” Bailey said. “Brendan Schumaker played his first game in two years coming back from injury and had three hits and scored three times. Aldwin Fleer had a pinch hit single that scored two and was at a crucial point in the game. Our three top hitters back from last year, Devon Fennessey, Jordan Weaks, and Dillen Myers, all had multiple-hit games or hit the ball very well just right at people. We can still get a lot better at the plate, but it was a great way to get the season started.”

The Wildcats used two pitchers in the game.

Jordan Weaks started and was the winner, going four innings. He allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out six.

“Jordan looked a little rusty on the mound but when we needed him he definitely got the job done,” Bailey said. “Rolla had two innings where they could have tied us up or taken the lead and he bared down and got us out of the inning with limited damage. He should have a good season as we move forward.”

Ashton Dehn threw three innings while earning the save. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck one batter. He fanned four.

“Ashton came in and looked sharp,” Bailey said. “With his fastball and how much it moves we thought he would be hard for the Rolla hitters to handle and he proved that true. He did a nice job of coming into a game with the lead and just throwing strikes.”

Schumaker led the Wildcats with three this, three runs and a walk.

Fennessey, Myers and Brendan Burgess recorded two hits each. Fennessey scored twice and walked. Myers drove in three and was hit by a pitch.

Batters with one hit each were Weaks, Fleer, Drew Juengel and Dehn.

Weaks drove in a run and walked. Fleer scored once and drove in two. Juengel doubled and walked. Dehn scored and walked.

Trey Fink walked to drive in a run.


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