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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:00 pm

For four innings, it looked like the Union Post 297 Juniors would break their hex against Elsberry Post 226.

But the Ninth District regular season champion ended Union’s season in the Ninth District Tournament losers’ bracket Friday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 6-3.

Union finished the season with a 33-9 record with three of those losses coming at the hands of Elsberry this season.

“It was a tough loss but we gave it our all,” Post 297 Manager Ryan Bailey said. “Coming out of the losers’ bracket is tough and it caught up with us tonight.”

Even with the loss and fourth-place finish in the district tournament, Bailey said it was a successful season.

“You never want to be out of the tournament but these 18 kids should keep their heads high because they had a great season,” Bailey said.

In Friday’s game, Elsberry scored in the bottom of the first inning, but Union rallied to take the lead with three runs in the top of the third.

Pitcher Drew Reed led off by being hit by a pitch. He then came all the way around on a triple by Dillon Breeden.

Breeden also scored on an error during that play to make it 2-1.

The rally wasn’t over. Dawson Sickmeier drew a walk on a full count and then stole second base. He went to third when Blake Pickard reached on an error. Nick Eads grounded out to bring home the run.

That proved to be the high-water mark for Union. Post 297 managed just three base runners after that point.

“When we took the lead, 3-1 in the middle of the game, I thought we would keep hitting and add to the lead but our bats cooled and they came right back to tie it up and then go ahead,” Bailey said.

Meanwhile, Elsberry fought back to tie it in the bottom of the fourth and won it with three runs in the fifth.

The big blow was a two-run triple by Zach Richardson. He had two hits in the game, both going for extra bases. He doubled and scored in the first and reached on an error in the third.

Richardson scored on a passed ball for the final run.

Union’s pitching was handled by three players.

Reed got the start and went four innings, allowing six runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk. He struck out three.

Chris Griffin went an inning, striking out one batter.

Kendall Sheler pitched the sixth inning, walking one.

Offensively, Union had four hits in the game with Breeden picking up two of them. He tripled, scored and drove in a run.

Nick Kretzler and Reed had the other hits. Reed also scored and was hit by a pitch.

Sickmeier walked, stole a base and scored. Eads drove in a run.

Jerod Mattingly stole two bases while Pickard had one swipe.

Sheler drew a walk.

For Elsberry, Brandon Bennett went the distance for the win. He allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks. He struck out 11.

Besides Richardson, Joshua Derrington had one hit.

Neither team had a lot to work with offensively. Union stranded three runs and Elsberry left two on base.

Union made four errors to one for Post 226.

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Area Scoreboard

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Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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

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