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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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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 26

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at St. James    7 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Liberty Wentzville    7 p.m.

Warrenton at Parkway West    7 p.m.

Wright City at Mark Twain    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

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

Softball

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington 7, Ft. Zumwalt S 2

North County 2, Union 1

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

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

New Haven at Valley Park    4:30 p.m.

Waynesville at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Borgia at Rosati-Kain    4:30 p.m.

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

*Sullivan at Union    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Linn    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

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

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

Borgia, Hermann at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at De Soto    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Wright City    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Borgia at Union    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Rockwood Summit    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

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

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-22, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-14

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-8, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-16

Pacific split with Montgomery Co., 25-9, 24-26

Borgia def. Washington, 25-16, 25-23

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Sullivan at Northwest    4:15 p.m.

*ECC at Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Crystal City at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Consolation — Pacific vs. TBA, 4 p.m.

Semifinal 1 — Borgia vs. TBA, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 2 — Washington vs. TBA, 6 p.m.

Third-place match, 7 p.m.

Championship match, 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

%Northeastern Oklahoma at ECC    10 a.m. (Seed Tournament)

%Longview at ECC    11:30 a.m.

%Cottey at ECC    2:30 p.m.

Owensville at Chamois Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Union at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Borgia at Lafayette    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Rolla    5:30 p.m.

ECC at Rend Lake    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Eureka at Washington    5 p.m.

*Union at St. James    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Panthers Home School    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro 3, Union 1

Washington 0, Bayless 0

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Warrenton at Sullivan    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*St. Charles at ECC    4 p.m.

Valley Park at Fulton SA    4:15 p.m.

#Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

*Pacific at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 26

*Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Belle    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

CYC Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Northwest at Pacific    4:15 p.m.

*ECC at St. Louis (Florissant)    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Fulton SA at John Burroughs JV    4:15 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    5 p.m.

Calvery Lutheran at St. James    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:15 p.m.

Cross Country

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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