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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


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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