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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 6:00 pm

Washington gave up just one hit, but saw its softball season come to an end Thursday against Lafayette.

Playing at home, second-seeded Lafayette took advantage of its opportunities and a few Washington mistakes in a 3-0 win in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 3 Tournament.

Third-seeded Washington (16-9) defeated sixth-seeded Pacific (7-16) Wednesday in the opening round at Lakeview Park, 11-0, in six innings.

Lafayette (20-4) played top-seeded Eureka (23-4) in the district championship game Friday afternoon.


Washington belted three home runs in the win over Pacific.

The game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-run homer by Megan Micke.

“Micke reminds me of Kaelie Smith. She’s the smallest girl out there and hits the ball hard. It messes with the defense because you think she’s bunting, and then she hits a bomb,” said Washington Head Coach Phil King. “I’m glad she’ll be around for two more years.”

Courtney Kedroski gave the Lady Jays a 1-0 lead with a home run in the first inning.

Megan Freitag connected for a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Washington collected 13 hits in the contest.

“We hit the ball hard all night. The girls definitely were ready to roll,” King said. “Our seniors led the way. It’s a nice ending for them.”

Kayla Pilgram tossed the first five innings for the win. She allowed no runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Katie Irwin tossed a perfect sixth inning, striking out one.

Pacific had three hits in its final game.

“We had some runners on base, but couldn’t get them around to score,” said Pacific Head Coach Tonya Lewis. “I’m happy with how our season went. We did really well in conference. We played a lot of close games.”

Elanna Osthoff (two doubles) and Kaelie Smith (one double) both registered three hits for the Lady Jays. Osthoff added four RBIs and scored a run. Smith had one RBI and one run.

Kedroski, Freitag and Lilli Mantle each finished with two hits. Freitag also was hit by a pitch, scored three runs and had two RBIs. Kedroski scored twice and had one RBI. Mantle added two RBIs.

Micke had one hit, two walks and two runs. MC Landolt registered one hit and one run. Abbey Martin was hit by a pitch and scored.

Emily Copeland had two hits for Pacific. Amber Zurliene added one hit. Claire Schulte drew a walk.

Marissa Tate pitched the first 3.1 innings. She allowed seven runs on nine hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

Meagan Wakefield tossed the remainder of the game, allowing four runs on four hits with two hit batters and one strikeout.

“Our young pitchers and catchers haven’t quite figured out how to maneuver a ballgame. That’s something we’ll work on this winter,” Lewis said. “I expect Marissa to come back better next year. We have to get our pitching going.”


Lafayette broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning without a hit, but took advantage of a walk, an error and a fielder’s choice.

The Lancers added a run in the bottom of the fifth.

Washington had the tying run at the plate in the seventh inning, but couldn’t capitalize.

“I knew it was going to have to be a low score for us to win because they have a good pitcher. We had runners in scoring position three out of the first four innings and had someone on base in five innings,” King said. “We kept the pressure on them, but just couldn’t push across any runs. Our fourth inning defense killed us. Walks and errors always hurt.”

Pilgram was Washington’s starting pitcher and tossed three perfect innings, striking out one batter, before being replaced by Kedroski.

In three innings, Kedroski allowed three runs on one hit and two walks.

“Kayla pitched awesome. She doesn’t throw hard, but she locates. She doesn’t walk people and is a smart pitcher,” King said. “It makes me look like an idiot taking her out with a perfect game, but that was the plan all along. We were hoping from Kayla to Courtney, there was enough of a difference to offset their offense. They didn’t hit us. I’d do it again if given the chance.”

Landolt, Micke and Martin each had a hit for the Lady Jays.

Maddie Seifert pitched all seven innings for Lafayette. She had six strikeouts.

“Our senior class had 16 wins this year and 17 last year. It’s been one of the best senior classes we’ve had. MC has the school record for most hits. Kaelie is second and Courtney is fourth. Courtney is tied for most home runs and has the school record in RBIs. I joke with Courtney that every school record she has, Freitag is going to break next year,” King said. “The future looks good. We’re losing a lot of offense, but we’ll bring back two pitchers and our center fielder. We’ll be strong up the middle.”


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