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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:45 pm

Aaron Meyer has yet to surrender a run in two pitching starts so far this season for the Washington baseball squad.

After blanking Hermann through four innings in the opening round of the Four Rivers Classic, Meyer was back at it again in the semifinals of the championship bracket, keeping Borgia off the scoreboard in 5.1 innings of work.

Meyer and the Blue Jays went on for a 6-0 victory over the Knights Saturday at Borgia.

“It’s the second start in a row where Aaron has done a great job,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “He really thinks when he’s pitching and he throws the ball well. He changes speeds well and hits his spots. He has a lot of fun doing it. He’s pretty talented.”

Meyer allowed no runs on two hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

“We did nothing offensively worth discussing,” Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff said. “Meyer did a good job keeping the ball down and throwing strikes.”

Scott Byrne registered the final two outs for the Blue Jays, allowing one walk.

“Washington deserves the credit for being more mentally tough than we were,” Struckhoff said.

Tyler Murray got the start on the mound for Borgia and suffered the loss. In 4.1 innings, he allowed six runs, three earned, on five hits with five walks and one strikeout.

Jacob Grellner worked the final 1.2 frames, allowing no runs on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.

“Tyler Murray started for us and I thought he had good stuff,” Struckhoff said. “However, he struggled with the strike zone and his defense didn’t help him at all. He’ll have better outings for us. Jacob Grellner came in for relief and did a good job keeping us in it.”

The victory sent the Blue Jays to the tournament’s championship game, where they lost 7-6 to Festus.

Borgia lost to Pacific in the third-place contest, 10-1.

“It’s a big game against Borgia for the kids because they all know each other. They play with each other and against each other,” Bray said. “The kids do a better job knowing the scouting report than I do when we play them.”

Washington held the lead from start to finish, scoring two runs in both the first and third inning and single tallies in the fourth and fifth.

The game ended after six innings due to the time limit of one hour and 45 minutes.

“Jumping out to a lead was important. It helped settle everyone down,” Bray said. “We still made too many errors. There are areas where we need to improve.”

Matt McGilvray collected two of Washington’s six hits. He also scored two runs.

Camron Shipley, Matt Miller, Nick Thiel and Meyer each finished with one hit. Meyer also walked twice. Shipley walked and had one RBI. Miller walked and scored.

Ryan Becszlko, Austin Finder and Byrne each scored a run. Sam Katzung walked and had one RBI. Byrne added one RBI. Brian Trigg also drew a walk.

“We put the ball in play. At times, we’re missing our pitch and we’re not hitting it as hard as we could be,” Bray said. “We came out swinging. When you get in hitters’ counts, you have to go up there swinging it. When you get two strikes in the count, you still got to battle it out, put it in play and get on base. That’s what we did against Borgia. We put the ball in play and they made some mistakes.”

Nathaniel Hillermann and Justin Horace both had one hit for Borgia.

Hillermann’s hit was a line drive off the glove of Thiel at first. Initially, the ball was ruled foul by the plate umpire, but the field umpire overruled the call and awarded a single. Courtesy runner Todd Kleekamp was given second base on the play.

Spencer Juergens drew two walks. John Himmelberg and Justin Baylard also walked.

“I was really disappointed in the way we played against Washington,” Struckhoff said. “We could blame it on playing at Duchesne the night before, the early morning, or the cold, but we don’t make excuses. When you are in a rivalry game, it shouldn’t be hard to be motivated. Both teams made mistakes, but Washington tightened up their defense first and was able to capitalize on ours. We walked too many, threw wild pitches, and made five errors on defense (four in one inning). It was a very forgettable game for us.”


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

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

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    TBA

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.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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