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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:45 pm

Nick Thiel tossed a four-hitter and Washington collected 13 hits in a 10-1 baseball victory Tuesday at Warrenton.

The Blue Jays’ game Wednesday at Winfield was rained out and rescheduled for April 25.

Against Warrenton, the Blue Jays scored two runs in the top of the first inning, two in the third, three in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.

“We’re beating the teams we’re supposed to beat, which is a good thing,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “We have to get better. I told the guys if that game was against a GA Central team, we probably would have lost. Our plate coverage wasn’t good. We were clueless at the plate at times. We had 13 hits, but we also struck out eight times.”

Thiel pitched all seven innings for the win. He allowed one run on four hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

“Nick threw strikes. That was the main thing. He threw only 66 pitches. His pitch count was low and he felt great,” Bray said. “Warrenton had a lineup of free swingers. They were swinging at everything. Nick threw five pitches in one inning.”

Finishing with two hits apiece for the Blue Jays were Brian Trigg, Matt McGilvray, Aaron Meyer, Camron Shipley and Sam Katzung. McGilvray also drew a walk.

Meyer added three RBIs and three runs. McGilvray scored two runs. Katzung had two RBIs.

“Those five guys basically are the top five guys in our batting order,” Bray said. “Trigg and McGilvray have done a good job getting on base and the guys in the middle of the lineup have been driving them in.”

Matt Miller, Scott Byrne and Seth Bollmann each finished with one hit. Byrne also drew a walk.

Hunter Capstick and Ben Stephens both had two hits for Warrenton (2-3). Capstick scored the lone run on an RBI by Stephens.

Washington (4-1) hosts Lutheran South Monday at 4:30 p.m. and begins GAC Central action with games against Ft. Zumwalt East Tuesday on the road and Wednesday at home at 4:30 p.m.

“We’ll be tested next week against Lutheran South and Ft. Zumwalt East,” Bray said. “Our kids realize there are improvements to be made. We’re off to a good start and I’m happy about that. We just have to get better as we start our conference schedule.”


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