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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 5:30 pm

If one word had to be used to describe the Borgia baseball season, it would be shutout.

“I’m really proud of how well our pitchers and defense have played this year,” Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff said. “In 16 games, we’ve thrown seven shutouts and only given up 42 total runs. That’s incredible at our level.”

The Knights (12-4, 3-3) whitewashed the Bishop DuBourg Cavaliers Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dutzow, winning 4-0 in the opener and 12-0 in the nightcap.

“It was a great night to pitch for us,” Struckhoff said. “Warm weather and great defense really gave our pitchers a boost. We turned four double plays between the two games, made no errors, and really looked sharp.”

The games were played at Borgia’s third home field, Dutzow Ballpark. Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field was booked for a Washington game and the Borgia JV team played at the field at school.

Struckhoff said conditions at Dutzow were good.

“Dutzow had the infield in perfect condition,” Struckhoff said. “It’s nice to be able to play at a park where you don’t have to worry about a ball taking a bad hop.”

Game 1

In the opener, Borgia got a four-hit shutout from Matt Jones and Tyler Murray.

Jones went six innings and got the win, allowing three hits and five walks. He struck out eight.

“Matt Jones pitched the first game and had real good stuff,” Struckhoff said. “His fastball was overpowering most of the game. He ran into trouble a couple times with walks, but was able to work out of jams. Tyler Murray came in and did a good job finishing off the game.”

Murray pitched the final inning, allowing just one walk.

Offensively, the Knights scored three runs in the second and one in the fifth. Borgia had just three hits, but made those pay off.

John Himmelberg had the biggest hit, a two-run double.

Jacob Haskins doubled, scored twice, drove in one and walked.

Tony Helfrich singled and stole a base.

Also scoring were Nathaniel Hillermann (who walked) and Nick Jacquin.

Grant Eckelkamp walked and drove in a run.

Justin Horace walked while Noah Borgerding stole a base.

“We didn’t do much offensively in the first game but took advantage of our opportunities,” Struckhoff said. “John Himmelberg and Jacob Haskins both came up with the big RBI hits. Both those guys work extremely hard at practice to get better and I’m happy with their progress this season.”

Game 2

After an intermission, Murray got the ball for the second game and went the first two innings.

He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out one.

Spencer Juergens got the win in relief and pitched five scoreless innings. The Cavaliers managed four hits and one walk against him. Juergens whiffed five DuBourg batters.

“We started Tyler right away in the second game and he gave us two solid innings. Spencer finished the final five innings to get the win,” Struckhoff said. “He really pitched well. His velocity was great and he had command of all his pitches.”

Borgia found the bats for the second contest. The Knights scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings before adding two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Up 6-0 in the top of the seventh (Borgia was the visiting team on the scoreboard), the Knights ripped out six more runs.

“We brought the bats out in the second game banging out 16 hits,” Struckhoff said. “We had contributions up and down the lineup though.”

Jones produced four hits, including a double. He drove in two.

Borgerding and Juergens each had two hits, one run and one RBI.

Haskins doubled, scored and drove in two.

Michael Kren produced a double and a walk while scoring three times and driving in two runs.

Eckelkamp played the role of leadoff batter, drawing three walks to go with one hit. He scored three times and drove in one.

“Grant and Michael Kren each scored three runs,” Struckhoff said. “They both have good speed and do a good job on the bases.”

Helfrich and Horace each singled, walked and scored.

Todd Kleekamp singled and drove in one run.

Mitchell Hammack singled and scored. Himmelberg had one hit. Hillermann walked.

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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 vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

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 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

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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