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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

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 St. Charles Post 312 vs. West, 5 p.m.

G4 Daniel Boone vs. Hannibal, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

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 Washington vs. Jackson, noon

G4 Springfield Glendale vs. Sedalia, 2:30 p.m.

G5 Eureka vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

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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