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Pacific Outlasts St. Clair With Winning Run in Eighth Inning

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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.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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