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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Pacific needed extra innings to extend its Four Rivers Conference baseball winning streak to 27 games.

A sacrifice fly ball by Tyler Straatmann in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Indians a 3-2 victory over St. Clair Monday at Pacific High School.

“It was a good game for us. Winning close games like that builds character for the team,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “We left 13 runners on base. It would have been a bitter pill to swallow had we lost because we missed so many opportunities, but we came out on the right side.”

Pacific (6-3, 3-0) won in the eighth inning after St. Clair tied the game 2-2 with a run in the top of the seventh inning.

The Bulldogs (3-12, 2-2) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Pacific countered with two runs in the bottom of the first.

“It was a close ball game that was well-played by both sides. The pitching and defense was outstanding. It was a great high school baseball game, and it shows how our team is improving,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “We had our chances, but were unable to get the winning run in. Credit goes to both teams for an outstanding game.”

Hank Vandaveer got the start on the mound for Pacific in a no-decision. In 6.2 innings, he allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Zeth Boyer worked the final 1.1 innings for the win. He struck out one and allowed no runs, hits or walks.

“Hank threw the ball well. They tied the game in the seventh and had a chance to take the lead,” Reed said. “We brought in Zeth and he got (Austin) Gotway, who swings the bat well, with a runner in scoring position.”

Brenden Murphy pitched the entire game for St. Clair. He allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits with six walks, one hit batter and four strikeouts.

“Murphy threw another great game, but the offense was not there to support him,” Hauck said. “As a team, we have to get more guys on base and be able to drive in those runs. We hung in with Pacific the entire game, which Murphy allows us to do every game, but we were not able to get guys on base until the seventh.”

James Howie finished with two hits and two RBIs for Pacific.

Tanner Brown, Hunter Finney, Zeth Boyer, Allen Fitzgerald, Vandaveer and Straatmann each had one hit. Vandaveer also walked twice.

Austin Gotway collected one hit, one walk and one run for St. Clair.

Blake Dierking and Jake Oermann both added one hit and one RBI. Ayden Carey scored a run.

St. Clair-Blair Oaks

Following a 10-0 baseball loss in five innings to Borgia, St. Clair turned around and gave Blair Oaks a run for its money before dropping a 3-2 decision Saturday at Ronsick Field in Washington.

Blair Oaks defeated Borgia in Saturday’s final game, 9-4.

“We played a much better game against Blair Oaks,” said Hauck. “We made a couple of mistakes late in the game, and good teams will take advantage, which Blair Oaks did.”

Kody Halmich pitched all seven innings for the Bulldogs. He allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits with no walks, one hit batter and two strikeouts.

“Kody pitched excellent and our defense was behind him to make some huge plays for him,” Hauck said. “We were able to get out of a couple of jams. That helped us gain some momentum.”

St. Clair (3-11) collected eight hits in the contest.

Greg Marler and Wyatt Mehler both were 2-3 at the plate.

Gotway reached base two times with one hit and one walk. He also scored a run.

Oermann finished with one hit and two RBIs.

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — Washington vs. St. Charles, 1 p.m.

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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