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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:00 pm

Pacific Post 320 took advantage of its opportunities against Central in the Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament Monday at Pacific Youth Association.

Second-seeded Pacific drew 15 walks and collected six hits in a 17-4 victory in five innings over 10th-seeded Central.

“We did what we had to do,” said Post 320 Manager Cory Cowsert. “We didn’t hit the ball like we can. Yes, we scored 17 runs, but they walked a lot of guys. We had a couple of timely hits, and that was big for us. We needed those hits at the time.”

Pacific (25-3) advances to the winner’s bracket semifinals, where they will host sixth-seeded Elsberry Wednesday at 6 p.m. Elsberry defeated third-seeded West Monday night, 5-4.

Pacific and Elsberry have split two games this season. After winning at Elsberry early in the season, Post 320 lost at home to Elsberry July 1 in nine innings, 5-4.

“The next game is a big one. We want to stay in the winner’s bracket and be at our best if and when we run into Washington. This is baseball, so anything can happen,” Cowsert said. “I hope the guys learned a lesson when we lost to Elsberry. That’s a team I thought we should have beaten. We seemed to be on cruise control in that game because we had already beaten them and we were kind of on a roll. We have to come to the park ready to play.”

Pacific will advance to the Zone 1 Tournament July 18-21 at Ronsick Field in Washington by winning the district tournament or by Washington winning the tournament.

The Ninth District regular season champion and tournament champion both advance to zone. If the regular season champion (Washington) also wins the tournament, the second-place team from the regular season also advances.

Central Game

Pacific took control of the game with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. Post 320 had three hits and drew seven walks in the opening frame.

In the second inning, Post 320 made the score 12-0 with four runs.

Central scored all four of its runs in the top of the third inning to make the score 12-4.

Pacific added five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to increase its advantage to 17-4.

Allen Fitzgerald pitched all five innings for Post 320. He allowed four earned runs on six hits with three walks, one hit batter and six strikeouts.

“Allen threw the ball OK. I wouldn’t say he threw it great. He definitely didn’t have his best stuff,” Cowsert said. “He grinded it out and finished the game strong.”

All nine players in Pacific’s starting lineup reached base at least twice.

Leading the charge was Brendan McMillan, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup. He finished with two hits (a two-run double and a two-run triple), one walk, five RBIs and three runs scored.

“All nine of the guys we had in the lineup tonight can definitely hit the ball,” Cowsert said. “Our No. 9 hitter had two hits and five RBIs. It just goes to show what else we have in the lineup ahead of him.”

Ryan Howell collected two hits (one double), four RBIs and one run. He was the only Pacific player not to draw a walk.

Ryan Vogelgesang registered one hit, two walks, two RBIs and two runs.

Alex Rice added one hit (double), one walk, two RBIs and two runs. He also reached on an error.

Tyler Gerling finished with three walks, one RBI and three runs.

Drew Fonner walked three times and scored three runs.

Noah Brocato and Fitzgerald both walked twice and scored a run.

Tyler Straatmann had one walk, one RBI and one run.

“We won the game and advanced in the tournament, so that’s good. When we start playing the better teams like Washington, West and Elsberry, we’re not going to win playing like we did tonight,” Cowsert said. “In close games, it takes things like bunting and moving runners over. Those are the little things that are going to beat the better teams.”

Cowsert said Brocato will be Pacific’s starting pitcher against Elsberry.

“Our pitching is lined up really good for the rest of the tournament. We’ll have Brocato on the bump Wednesday ready to go. Hopefully we can go out there and fill it up,” Cowsert said. “We still have Howell, Straatmann and (Ryan) Ray ready to go, so we’re in good shape with our pitching.”

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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

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

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.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

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 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union vs. Wentzville Liberty   4 p.m.

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Pacific vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — St. Clair vs. Holt   7 p.m.

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington vs. Warrenton    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

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

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.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.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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