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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:00 pm

Making the change from wood to aluminum bats did not go well for the Pacific Post 320 Juniors in the opening round of the Zone 1 Tournament Thursday night at Ronsick Field in Washington.

Pacific (27-6) managed just two hits in a 6-1 loss to Jefferson City Post 5.

“I knew our pitching had to be good because over the last four days of practice, our hitting and everything else was the exact same way it was tonight,” said Pacific Manager Cory Cowsert. “We didn’t hit the ball and we also made some mistakes defensively. The guys seemed to take it lightly. I guess just being here is good enough for them. Hopefully tonight was a wake-up call and we’re ready to play tomorrow.”

Post 320 was scheduled to play Chillicothe in a losers’ bracket contest Friday at 8 p.m. The winner will play Saturday at 4 p.m. Chillicothe lost to Hannibal Thursday night, 4-2.

Jefferson City (14-4) takes on Friday’s Washington-Hannibal winner Saturday at 1 p.m.

“There’s a lot of good competition here. I don’t know much about Washington, other than they’re a good ball team. Pacific has a good ball team and I know Washington has beaten them. I didn’t see Hannibal play, but they’re off to a good start,” said Jefferson City Manager Ethan Williams. “Baseball is the hardest game to succeed at. To win a tournament, you have to get lucky and catch some breaks. We were able to do that tonight.”

Alex Dickneite, a junior-to-be at Fatima High School, tossed a two-hitter for Post 5.

In seven innings of work, Dickneite allowed one run on two hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.

Pacific’s two hits came on a bunt single by Drew Fonner in the fifth inning and a seventh-inning single by Bailey Watson.

Williams said Dickneite is not necessarily Jefferson City’s No. 1 starting pitcher, although he pitched like it against Pacific.

“I’m not sure who our No. 1 is. We have about five guys and they all throw about the same type of stuff,” Williams said. “Every tournament we’ve had, Alex has been our guy who starts first, so we stuck with it and let him go to work. He threw well just like he has all year. He was able to locate a lot of his offspeed pitches. His best pitch is his knuckleball and that was really sharp tonight and had good late action.”

Ryan Ray got the start on the mound for Pacific and suffered the loss.

In six innings, Ray allowed six runs on nine hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. He was hurt at times by defensive miscues by his team.

Brendan McMillan pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing one walk.

“Ryan threw the ball really well. If we would have put the ball in play, all that does is motivate him even more,” Cowsert said. “Brendan hasn’t pitched in a while, but he went out there and had a good seventh inning.”

Pacific took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Alex Rice walked and moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Howell. He then stole third base and scored when the throw to third skipped into left field.

Jefferson City tied the game with a run in the top of the second inning and took the lead for good, 4-1, with three runs in the top of the third.

Post 5 added single runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings.

Trailing 5-1, Post 320 had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but didn’t score.

In addition to singles by Fonner and Watson, Rice walked twice and scored. Ryan Vogelgesang also drew a walk.

Williams was pleased with Jefferson City’s performance.

“Any time you get a guy come out and go seven strong innings, that’s big. Another big thing was we had a lot of two-out hits that kept innings alive. We kept the ball in play and stayed back on curveballs, hitting them the other way,” Williams said. “Defensively, we played very well outside of the one throwing error in the first inning. Overall, it was a good game for us.”

Pacific hopes to make a run through the losers’ bracket.

“We have the pitching to get through this tournament, but it doesn’t matter how good your pitching is if you don’t score runs,” Cowsert said. “We have to figure out ways to score runs or we won’t be around much longer.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

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 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

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 8, St. Peters 3

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

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

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 First

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    First

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    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

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.

*Indicates League Games

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