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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

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