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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:30 pm

With four runs in the bottom of the second inning, Pacific took control of its Four Rivers Classic home baseball contest Friday against Montgomery County.

The Indians (1-0) added six runs in the fourth inning and ended the game with two runs in the fifth for a 12-2 victory.

Montgomery County scored single runs in the top of the first and third innings.

“It’s a good way to start the season. I was disappointed in a couple of things, like our approach at the plate. We took too many fastballs. Our pitchers gave up too many walks,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “Those are things that we’ll work on. Overall, it was a good game for us.”

Pacific used three pitchers in the game, two sophomores and a junior.

Austin Muich, a sophomore, got the start on the mound and worked two innings. He allowed two runs on no hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Fellow sophomore Lucas Zurliene took over and pitched the next 2.2 frames. He allowed no runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts to earn the win.

Ryan Howell, a junior, recorded the final out in the top of the fifth inning. He walked two batters.

“We have a lot of young pitchers this season who need to get their feet wet. I’m sure the nerves were going pretty good for the first game. We threw 107 pitches in the game and only 53 of them were strikes. We need to fix that,” Reed said. “We threw Austin right in there and gave him the start to show him the confidence we have in him. Our defense was good when we had the chance to make some plays.”

Leading the Indians’ six-hit attack was Hank Vandaveer, who finished with two hits (one triple), two RBIs and one run.

James Howie reached base twice with a double, a walk, three RBIs and two runs.

Noah Brocato collected one hit, one walk and one run.

Tyler Straatmann registered one hit, one RBI and one run.

Howell added one hit and one walk.

Lane Smith drew two walks and scored three runs.

Tanner Brown walked twice and scored a run.

Drew Fonner added one walk, one RBI and one run. Hunter Finney drew a walk.

“I think seven of our first nine outs were strikeouts, which made me a little nervous. Once we scored our first run, we settled down and got things going pretty good,” Reed said. “Hank had a big triple in the fourth inning and James had a double that scored a couple of runs. Tyler also had an RBI hit in the game. It was nice to see us have some clutch hits.”

Pacific won the pool title with a victory Tuesday at New Haven.

The tournament finals take place on Saturday.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games