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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

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

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.

Wrestling

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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