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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

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

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 vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation — Soldan vs. Union, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place — Washington vs. North Tech, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship — CBC vs. Borgia, 7:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Haven at Belle    6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Festus at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

#St. Clair vs. St. Vincent    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

#St. Clair vs. Jefferson    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

#Crystal City Tny    5/6:30/8 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Washington 61, St. Clair 49

Saturday, Nov. 29

@Pacific vs. North County    2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

St. Louis Patriettes at Union    7 p.m.

&Pacific vs. Marquette    7 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

&Pacific vs. Ft. Zumwalt West/Rosati-Kain    4/5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

Pacific at Marquette Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Washington at Owensville/Rolla    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Union at Ladue    5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Union, Borgia at Washington    6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington, Pacific at Westminster Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Thursday, Dec. 4

Borgia at Burroughs    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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