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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.


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