Borgia Wins Four Rivers Classic

Borgia's Noah Borgerding runs the bases during the Knights' 3-2 win over Pacific in the championship game of the Four Rivers Baseball Classic.

In a span of roughly 24 hours, Borgia won all four of its games in the Four Rivers Baseball Classic to claim the tournament championship.

The Knights (4-0) won their two pool play games Friday over Owensville 7-1 and Montgomery County, 10-0.

Tony Helfrich pitched a no-hitter in the Montgomery County contest.

On Saturday at St. Clair High School, Borgia won a pair of one-run games, 2-1 over Rolla in the semifinals and 3-2 over Pacific in the championship game.

Matt Jones tossed the first four innings against Pacific and was relieved by Justin Molitor and John Himmelberg.

Nick Hogan pitched the first four innings for the Indians and was relieved by Ryan Howell.

Pacific took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run double by Hank Vandaveer.

The Knights tied the game in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by Nick Jacquin.

An RBI groundout by Jones in the fifth gave Borgia a 3-2 lead.

Pacific (3-1) defeated St. Clair in the semifinals 4-2 behind a complete game effort by Vandaveer.

In the third-place game of the championship bracket, Rolla scored two runs in bottom of the seventh inning to defeat St. Clair, 6-5.

Washington (3-1) had two dominating wins in the Consolation B bracket over New Haven 15-0 and St. James, 13-0.

New Haven came back to beat Owensville, 13-0, on a no-hitter by Austin Madden.

See Wednesday’s Missourian for more details from the tournament.