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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:45 pm

St. James pulled off a stunner Wednesday on the baseball diamond.

The Tigers (4-12, 1-3) ended Pacific’s 27-game Four Rivers Conference winning streak, knocking off the Indians at St. James High School, 10-5.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve beaten Pacific. The last time we beat them was my senior year in 1998. We won 16-11 in the Four Rivers Tournament against them. They won the actual conference game against us later that year,” said St. James Head Coach Marty Hauck. “It was a huge win for us. We’ve been right on the edge of winning several games in the past week-and-a-half and just haven’t put a full game together.”

While the loss was tough for Pacific to take, Indians Head Coach Jeff Reed appreciates the success his teams have had in the past against conference opponents.

“I’m awfully proud of having a 27-game conference winning streak. That’s something you just don’t see very often,” Reed said. “A lot of players were involved in that winning streak. They did a great job over the last few years working hard to win those games. Our goal now is to put together another winning streak.”

St. James jumped to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Pacific (6-4, 3-1) responded with two runs in the top of the third inning and single tallies in the fourth and fifth to tie the game, 4-4.

The Tigers answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead for good, 6-4.

The Indians finished their scoring with a run in the top of the sixth.

St. James put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

“The turning point was the fifth inning. We tied the game 4-4 in the top of the inning and then in the bottom half, (Jake) Ford hit a home run. It wasn’t a bad pitch. He’s probably their best hitter and did a good job going with the pitch and hitting it out to right field. Things just snowballed from there. We made some defensive mistakes and the little things added up.”

Zach Dean got the start on the mound for St. James and earned the win. In 5.1 innings, he allowed five runs, two earned, on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Brenn Bartz worked the final 1.2 frames. He allowed no runs on one hit with no walks and one strikeout.

Pacific used three pitchers in the game, two sophomores and a freshman.

Drew Fonner, a sophomore, started on the mound and did not register an out. He allowed four runs on one hit with three walks.

“They had an infield hit and three walks to start the game, which led to four runs,” Reed said. “I guess it’s my fault for starting a young kid and putting that kind of pressure on him.”

Lucas Zurliene, a freshman, pitched five innings in relief and suffered the loss. He allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Ryan Howell, a sophomore, pitched one inning. He allowed two runs on two hits with one walk.

“Zurliene threw the ball pretty well,” Reed said. “He didn’t deserve the loss.”

Ford reached base three times for St. James with the home run and two walks, to go with three runs.

Zack Russell and Nathan Strait both added two hits. Austin Gibson, Justin Ray, Elye Rogers, Troy Parker and Dean each added one hit. Parker had three RBIs.

“It took a full team of doing their jobs to beat Pacific. They are a very good team with a tradition that we are trying to work toward,” Hauck said. “Our kids were excited to be in the game and winning it throughout. They didn’t want to let go of that feeling and momentum. We stayed focused for all seven innings. That’s what we knew it would take to beat them and end the streak.”

Allen Fitzgerald and Eain Roberts both had two hits for Pacific. Roberts scored two runs. Tanner Brown, Jake Null, Tyler Straatmann and Howell each added one hit.

“A couple of our guys had decent days at the plate, but we just tried to pull everything. I can’t tell you how many assists their shortstop had,” Reed said. “We’re young in a lot of spots. We’re looking for some leadership. We have three seniors, all who are quiet kids. Two of our juniors, Tanner and Hank (Vandaveer), are trying to be vocal leaders, but it’s tough for two guys to do it. We just have to continue to work at getting better.”


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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