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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:00 am

Pacific’s baseball season came to an end with a 5-3 loss to top-seeded Parkway South in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 4 Tournament Monday at Ballwin Athletic Association.

The fourth-seeded Indians (19-4) knocked off fifth-seeded Marquette in eight innings Saturday in the opening round, 2-1.

Parkway South (22-7) plays second-seeded Lafayette (23-8-1) in the championship game Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

“To go 19-4, if you would have told me we’d have that record at the beginning of the year and we were going to be playing Parkway South in the semifinals to this type of game, I’m pretty happy,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “I consider us a small school and to be going against bigger fish, that’s good for these kids.”

Marquette

Pacific broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to win Saturday at home over Marquette, 2-1.

Zeth Boyer started the eighth inning by reaching on an error and moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Dean.

After a single by Hank Vandaveer put runners on first and third bases, Ryan Jones ended the game with a single to left field, which scored Boyer to give the Indians the win.

“It was one of the best high school games that I’ve been a part of and have been able to watch,” Reed said. “The momentum was going both ways. It was a great defensive game. It was a good high school atmosphere.”

Andrew David pitched all eight innings for Pacific to earn the win. He allowed one run on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

“If Andrew David is not the player of the year in the conference, then there’s something wrong,” Reed said. “He’s been our guy all year. I think we have two No. 1 pitchers with Andrew and Josh Moore. I have all the confidence in the world in both of them.”

Daniel Mannion got the start on the mound for the Mustangs, allowing one run in six-plus innings.

Kyle Ostrander worked the seventh and eighth innings, allowing one run.

Pacific took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a double by Nathan Bruns followed by an RBI single by Josh Conley.

Marquette (13-14) tied the game 1-1 with a run in the top of the fourth inning.

Both teams had golden opportunities to score in the seventh inning, but couldn’t.

A pair of singles and a balk gave Marquette runners at second and third bases with no outs in the top of the seventh inning.

David struck out the next batter and then issued an intentional walk, which loaded the bases with one out.

The inning ended when Pacific shortstop Jones fielded a ground ball near second base, stepped on the bag and fired to first base for a double play.

“We played outstanding baseball to get out of the seventh inning without a run scored,” Reed said.

David then led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a double. With Brandon Colter coming in as a courtesy runner, he moved to third base on a wild pitch with nobody out.

Bruns then ripped a hard ground ball to the right side, which tipped off the first baseman’s glove right to the second baseman, who fired home to nail Colter at the plate.

Pacific outhit Marquette, 8-5.

David led the way with two hits (one double). Tanner Brown, Vandaveer, Jones, Boyer, Bruns (double) and Conley each had one hit.

Jones and Conley both added one RBI. Boyer and Bruns both scored one run.

Parkway South

With the game tied 1-1, Parkway South scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to grab a 3-1 lead.

Both teams added two more runs in the contest.

“If you take that one inning away where they put some pressure on us, we were right there,” Reed said. “Those two runs they got were the difference in the game.”

Josh Moore pitched all six innings for Pacific. He allowed five runs on eight hits with six walks and 10 strikeouts.

“Josh did a great job getting out of the first inning, which scared the death out of us,” Reed said. “For him to come out unscathed and to give us a chance was a big deal.”

Michael Patterson pitched 5.2 innings for the Patriots. Tyler Omlid worked the final 1.1 frames.

“That’s their best pitcher,” Reed said of Patterson. “He wasn’t overpowering. He got some of us the second time through swinging at that curveball and the changeup in the dirt.”

Pacific collected six hits, two apiece by David (one double) and Jones. David scored one run and Jones crossed the plate twice.

Moore and Bruns both had one hit. Bruns added two RBIs. Conley walked and had one RBI.

“This group of seniors had a great ride. It’s been a great four years of baseball at Pacific. The number of wins they’ve accumulated is unbelievable,” Reed said. “We have some good kids coming back and some young kids coming in who can step in and do good things for us.”

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Area Scoreboard

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Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

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.

Wrestling

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

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