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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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