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Helfrich Holds Hermann to Three Hits in Borgia Win

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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 pm

Tony Helfrich might want to play more games at Borgia’s school field.

That’s because the Borgia junior held Hermann to three hits Monday in a 6-0 shutout win.

Borgia (13-7) also played Saturday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, falling to O’Fallon Christian, 6-2.


Facing another potential district opponent, the Knights managed to beat Hermann for the second time this season, 6-0.

“Beating another district opponent is huge for us,” Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff said. “Hermann’s been playing well lately and we knew we’d have our hands full. It was a great win for us.”

The first meeting was in the third-place game of the consolation bracket of the Four Rivers Classic. Borgia made it two wins in a row over the Bearcats Monday at Borgia.

Helfrich gave up only three hits in the game while striking out seven batters.

“Tony Helfrich was the story of this game,” Struckhoff said. “He worked fast and really did a great job hitting his spots. He kept Hermann off-balance the entire game. He only threw 74 pitches which might be a record for us in a seven-inning complete game. He really used his infield defense well. Of Hermann’s 21 outs, seven were strikeouts and 12 were groundouts. You’ll win a lot of games with that combination.”

Offensively, Jack Kopmann led the way with three hits and three RBIs.

“Jack Kopmann was the hitting and defensive star,” Struckhoff said. “He had three hits and three RBIs and cleanly fielded eight balls. That’s having a day. Brendan Feldmann posted two doubles while also walking and scoring a run.

“Brendan Feldmann also continued his solid hitting with two doubles,” Struckhoff said.

Trent Leimkuehler, Grant Eckelkamp, Brendan Kleekamp and Austin Rettke also had hits for the Knights.

Leimkuehler added a stolen base. Eckelkamp scored and stole a base. Kleekamp scored, drove in a run and stole a base. Rettke doubled, scored and drove in two runs.

Sam Deschenes walked, stole a base and scored. Alex Jasper also scored a run.

Jake Schannuth took the loss for Hermann, allowing six runs on nine hits and two walks. He struck out seven.

Hermann’s statisticians credited their team with four hits with Brett Eckelkamp, Ben Held, Justin Wurtz and Craig Winkelmann being given singles.


Hosting O’Fallon Christian in the Dubourg Tournament, the Knights fell Saturday afternoon, 6-2.

“This was a game of missed opportunities for us,” Struckhoff said. “We put 11 men on base, but could only muster one hit with a man in scoring position. Three times during the game we had a runner on second with nobody out and couldn’t even move him to third base. We’ve been through this before, though. We’ve shown the ability to score runs, so I’m not worried.”

Struckhoff indicated Christian came through with runners on the base.

“Christian had the exact opposite luck we had,” Struckhoff said. “They scored all six runs in the third. Other than that inning, they only had one base runner the rest of the game. Baseball is funny that way.”

The Knights used two pitchers in the game. Feldmann lasted four innings, allowing six runs on seven hits while striking out three.

“Brendan Feldmann started and pitched well in three of his four innings,” Struckhoff said. “However, they got to him in the third. We had to pull him after four innings due to an illness.”

Leimkuehler, honored before the game for a MSHSAA record 28-game hitting streak which ended this season, pitched the last three innings while allowing two hits. He struck out four.

“Trent finished up and pitched very well,” Struckhoff said.

Struckhoff praised Borgia’s defense.

“Our defense played errorless baseball once again, which was good to see,” Struckhoff said.

Matt Jones and Noah Borgerding each had two hits in the game.

Borgerding added a double and an RBI.

Borgia’s other hits came from Leimkuehler and Rettke.

Leimkuehler also scored. Rettke doubled and walked.

Alex Jasper scored the other run while Kleekamp walked and had an RBI.

Others with walks were Eckelkamp, Kopmann and Helfrich.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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