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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

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games