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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Ryan Bailey’s team just keeps on winning.

The Union Post 297 Junior Legion baseball team improved to 13-2 on the season with a 5-2 win over Wentzville Post 323 on Wednesday at Union High School.

With the victory, Union won for the eighth time in nine games.

Union (13-2, 6-1) hosts a doubleheader with Elsberry on Sunday. Game one starts at 3 p.m.

Bailey said his team played well against a solid Wentzville squad. Post 323 entered the night with a 5-2 district record.

“It was a close, competitive game between two good teams,” Bailey said.

Bailey added his team’s defense was stellar.

“A few plays by Mike Wachter and Emmett Parker stood out to me as the difference in the game,” Bailey said. “Emmett played a very good shortstop and made every play that came his way. Two in particular were double play balls that he was able to field, step on second, and throw to first for the twin killing. One ended a Wentzville rally with no score in the top of the third, and the other took care of a leadoff single in the top of the seventh. On our turf Emmett is about as good as they come in attacking the ball and making the play. As our catcher, Mike was able to kill a Wentzville rally in the top of the sixth by throwing out a runner by at least four steps. It was a big momentum swing, as they had just scored and had runners on the corners. Both Emmett and Mike had good days for us and helped lead us to victory.”

Kendall Sheler went 3-3 with two RBIs to lead Union’s offense.

“Kendall Sheler had a good day at the plate,” Bailey said.  “We were only up one run when he got a base hit with the Wentzville infield drawn in. He was able to poke a base hit through the middle. He’s 6-6 our last two games and that’s big for his confidence. I was even happier to see him fight a curve ball off with two strikes, using skills that we talk about back during the high school season to get better results now. It’s good to see a guy have success and have a good approach at the plate where they work on things they’ve been taught. Kendall was a big bat for us on Wednesday when we needed one.”

Dillon Breeden and Drew Reed drove in one run apiece, Blake Pickard, Wachter and Breeden had one hit apiece, while Emmett Parker and Nick Eads both scored runs.

Union broke a scoreless tie by scoring one run in the third. The hosts added a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one more in the sixth. Wentzville’s runs came in the fifth and sixth.

Breeden’s single to right field drove in Wachter in the third.

“Our defensive play really stood out when their shortstop waited on a ground ball by Wachter and he was able to beat it out for a base hit in the bottom of the third,” Bailey said. “He later scored on a base hit by Dillon Breeden. Mike’s hustle is one of the great assets our team has and it directly led to our first run of the game and we never trailed.”

Reed’s fielder’s choice plated a run in the fourth to make it 2-0. After Post 323 got on the board in the top of the fifth, Union extended its lead in the bottom half. That’s when Sheler hit a two-run single, scoring Breeden and Eads. A balk by Wentzville allowed Union to score an insurance run in the sixth.

Reed earned the win with a solid pitching performance, going all seven innings on the mound for Post 297. He struck out seven, walked one, and allowed only one earned run.

“Drew Reed threw a very good game,” Bailey said. “With basketball and football camps this week, along with some vacations here and there, it’s always nice to get a complete game from your pitcher to help save your arms. Drew got ahead in counts the whole game and was able to get a lot of swings and misses throughout. The only time they scored was when Drew tried to do too much and made an error on a pick-off attempt that put a man in scoring position, and later when he balked a runner to third who scored on a ground out. He already is becoming a great high school pitcher, but once the game slows down for Drew he’ll be very tough to beat.”

Crocker

Union was scheduled to play a doubleheader at Crocker on Thursday. The date was canceled. Bailey said Crocker’s fields were unplayable due to the recent rain.

Cuba

Union and Cuba squared off on Monday, but the game was not finished due to rain. Only a few innings were completed. Bailey said he wasn’t sure if the game would be made up or not.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Week 11 Playoff Round 2

Friday, Oct. 31

Union at Borgia    7 p.m.

Brentwood at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Cardinal Ritter    7 p.m.

Week 10 Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Battle 56, Washington 8

Borgia 42, Kennedy 6

Union 55, Pacific 7

Priory 49, Sullivan 17

Salem 50, St. James 27

Southern Boone 40, Owensville 24

Hermann 36, Transportation and Law 6

Moberly 42, Warrenton 0

O'Fallon Christian 50, Wright City 12

Cuba 30, Jefferson 0

Saturday, Oct. 25

Westminster 49, St. Clair 6

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Hogan Prep 49, Cuba 6

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven def. Calvary Lutheran, 25-9, 25-16

Sectional Matches Saturday, Oct. 25

Class 3

At Villa Duchesne

Villa Duchesne def. St. Dominic, 25-19, 25-13

Borgia def. Duchesne, 25-16, 25-17

Championship — Villa Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-18, 25-23

Class 1

At New Haven

New Haven def. Liberal, 25-15, 25-17

Green Ridge def. Osceola, 25-19, 25-21

Championship — New Haven def. Green Ridge, 25-16, 25-14

State Matches

Friday, Oct. 31

Class 1 Pool Play

New Haven vs. St. Vincent, 9 a.m.

New Haven vs. Santa Fe, 1 p.m.

New Haven vs. Winona, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Third-place match, 9 a.m.

Championship match, 3 p.m.

Boys Soccer

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland 2, (4) Washington 1 (1OT)

(2) Troy 2, (3) Holt 1 (PKs)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Timberland vs. Troy, 5 p.m.

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit 3, (3) Pacific 1

(1) Webster Groves 7, (4) Windsor 0

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Webster Groves vs. Rockwood Summit, 6 p.m.

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton 2, (4) Union 1 (1OT)

(2) Helias 2, (3) Rolla 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Camdenton vs. Helias, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia 4, (4) Winfield 0

(3) Elsberry 2, (2) O’Fallon Christian 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Borgia vs. Elsberry, 5 p.m.

Class 2 District 10

At St. James

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Fatima 3, (4) St. Clair 1

(2) Sullivan 4, (3) St. James 3 (1OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Fatima vs. Sullivan, 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at Clayton Inv    9 a.m.

Washington at Class 4 District, Parkway Central, TBA

Boys Swimming

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 29

*Borgia at Trinity    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

Racing News