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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:00 am

It was going to be difficult for Tyler Straatmann to top his last pitching outing, but he somehow found a way to do it.

Coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Sullivan, Straatmann tossed a five-inning perfect game for the Pacific Post 320 Juniors in a 13-0 victory Saturday at Wentzville.

In five innings of work, Straatmann allowed no runs, hits or walks while registering 10 strikeouts.

For Wentzville, it was 15 batters up, and 15 batters down.

“It was the Tyler Straatmann show,” said Post 320 Manager Cory Cowsert. “He did a great job spotting his fastball and also mixed in his offspead pitches. He had everything working. It was a great performance.”

Straatmann pitched a no-hitter earlier in the season against Sullivan. In two outings this season against Sullivan, he had the no-hitter and the 17-strikeout game.

Pacific (24-3, 18-2) ended the regular season with wins Friday over West 8-3 and Saturday over Wentzville before falling Monday at home to Elsberry in nine innings, 5-4.

The Ninth District Tournament is scheduled to begin this weekend. The bracket will be announced late in the week.

Pacific finished second behind Washington in the regular season standings.

“All in all, it was a phenomenal regular season. We had our highs and lows, but we kept battling,” Cowsert said. “They are such a great group of kids who still have a lot to learn. When they do, they are going to be very good ball players.”

Wentzville

While Straatmann’s perfect game was the highlight against Wentzville, Pacific’s offense produced 13 runs in five innings.

Post 320 scored six runs in the top of the first inning, three in the third and four in the fourth.

Allen Fitzgerald was 4-4 at the plate (one double) with three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases.

Ryan Howell collected two hits, two runs and two stolen bases.

Ryan Ray added two hits and a run.

Straatmann finished with one hit, one RBI, one run and two stolen bases.

Austin Kennedy notched one hit and two runs.

Ryan Vogelgesang was hit by a pitch twice and stole a base. Drew Fonner was hit by a pitch and stole two bases. Tyler Gerling had one stolen base.

West

Playing against a solid West team, Pacific notched an 8-3 victory at home.

“It was a good team win,” Cowsert said. “West has a good team. They have a good lineup. They were always under control and played with good composure.”

Ryan Howell pitched all seven innings to earn the win. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Howell kept West off the scoreboard until the visitors scored one run in the top of the sixth inning and two in the seventh.

Pacific scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and four more in the sixth.

“West put the ball in play. Our defense played well. We had two errors, but one of them was on a tough play,” Cowsert said. “Ryan is getting better as the year goes on. He’s getting that bulldog mentality. It’s nice to have Tyler and Ryan at the top of our rotation.”

Gerling reached base three times for Pacific with two hits and a walk to go with one RBI and two runs.

Noah Brocato collected two hits, two RBIs and one run.

Fitzgerald finished with one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run.

Fonner added one hit and one run.

Brendan McMillan walked and scored a run.

Elsberry

Pacific ended the regular season with Monday’s 5-4 home loss to Elsberry in nine innings.

Gerling got the start on the mound for Pacific in a no-decision. In 6.1 innings, he allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

“Tyler threw the ball exceptionally well. He put us in a perfect situation to win and was two outs away from getting it,” Cowsert said. “He’s not someone who is going to throw it by guys. He fills up the zone and lets the defense work.”

Drew Fonner pitched the remainder of the game and suffered the loss. He allowed one run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Fonner paced Pacific at the plate with two hits, two RBIs and one run.

Howell finished with one hit, one walk and two RBIs.

Brocato added one hit, one walk and one run.

Vogelgesang and Straatmann both had one hit. Vogelgesang also walked.

“I would say it’s probably the worst game we’ve played all year. We couldn’t field a ground ball, hit a cutoff man, and the list goes on. Just when I thought we were on the ball and on the right track going into districts with a full head of steam, we hit that wall,” Cowsert said. “I just hope the boys learn from this game and it will light a fire under them to get on the ball and get things done from the beginning of the game until it’s over.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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