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Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:00 pm

By scoring 10 unanswered runs, the Union Post 297 Junior Legion baseball team turned a close game into a blowout.

Union topped Hannibal Post 55, 13-2, in game one of a doubleheader on Thursday.

Post 297 took game two, 10-3, to complete the sweep.

The sweep gave Union the second seed for this week’s district tournament.

"These were two huge wins as they wrapped the second seed in the district tournament," Union Manager Ryan Bailey said. "The boys have accomplished quite a bit this summer and it was great to see them make the two-hour drive to Hannibal and then come out ready to play ball."

In game one, the visitors led 3-2 after the first inning before erupting for 10 unanswered runs over the next six innings to blow the game open. Union scored three runs in both the second and third innings, and then added two runs apiece in the fifth and seventh innings for the final margin.

"We hit the ball really well, scoring in five of the seven innings we played," Bailey said. "It was a nice game for a lot of guys to get some quality at-bats."

Union scored 13 runs on 14 hits and also took advantage of six Hannibal errors in game one’s win.

Blake Pickard went 3-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Bobby Curnutte drove in two runs on two hits, while Nick Eads, Drew Reed and Justin Mentz all had one RBI apiece.

Dillon Breeden got the win on the mound, going three innings and allowing no earned runs. He struck out three and gave up two hits. Pickard went three innings and Trent Kranz pitched one inning.

Collin Pettit took the loss for Hannibal, allowing two earned runs in 4.1 innings. Austin Noble had two RBIs for Post 55.

In the second game, a six-run third inning propelled Post 297 to victory.

"We were able to break the game open in the third, scoring six runs on some timely hitting and three hit batters,"  Bailey said. "Our bats fell silent for the next few innings and Hannibal cut the lead to four, but RBI singles by Drew Reed and Emmett Parker extended our lead back to seven and we cruised from there."

Union led 1-0 before six runs in the third and three more in the sixth accounted for the final score. Hannibal’s runs came in the fourth and sixth. Post 55 had just three hits in the game.

Union recorded 11 hits. Reed and Emmett Parker drove in two runs apiece, while Eads and Kendall Sheler had one RBI apiece. Parker had three hits, while Reed, Sheler and Eads recorded two hits apiece.

Chris Griffin got the win on the hill, going 3.2 innings and striking out four. He allowed just one earned run. Sheler pitched the final 3.1 innings and struck out three.

"Chris Griffin has pitched outstanding in relief for us this year and we've really wanted to get him a win on the mound," Bailey said. "He's had a few chances and things just haven't worked out so it was great today for him to go out, throw strikes, and for our bats to get him a lead."

Colten Brummell took the loss for Hannibal. He allowed three earned runs and four hits in 2.2 innings.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games