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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Ending the regular season, the Borgia baseball Knights earned a 14-2 victory Wednesday at St. Dominic in O’Fallon.

“This game had a similar theme to our other wins this year,” Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff said. “We had great pitching, great defense, and we took advantage of the other team’s mistakes. We belted out 13 hits, but we also had five walks, three hit batters, and two reach on errors.”

Borgia (14-6, 4-3) is seeded second in the Class 4 District 4 Tournament and will open play Monday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field against either Priory or Union at 7 p.m.

“Overall, it was a great way for us to end the regular season,” Struckhoff said about the St. Dominic game. “Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into the district tournament.”

In its first season in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association, the Knights finished 4-3 with two losses to Duchesne and one to league winner St. Mary’s.

While Borgia dominated the game, it still went the full seven innings.

Borgia scored six runs in the third and one in the fourth before St. Dominic put its two runs on the board in the fifth inning.

“We put runners on in the first two innings against their No. 1 pitcher, but couldn’t produce,” Struckhoff said. “However, we jumped all over their next pitcher in the third with six runs. The big blast was a grand slam by Noah Borgerding. He had a big day. It is good to see him getting hot at the right time.”

Borgerding went 2-4 on the day with a double and a home run. He also walked, scored once and drove in four runs.

“St. Dominic tried to make it interesting in the fifth,” Struckhoff said. “They scored two runs and had runners on second and third, but we were able to get out of it. We put the game away with a seven-run seventh.”

Borgia exploded for seven runs in the top of the seventh to finish out the offense.

Struckhoff said Borgia approached the game in a manner of getting ready for the district tournament.

“Both St. Dominic and us were preparing our pitchers for districts, so there were going to be a lot of pitching changes,” Struckhoff said.

Spencer Juergens started and earned the win. Over four innings, he allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four.

“Spencer Juergens had a nice start for us,” Struckhoff said. “He threw strikes and let his defense make plays. He was also able to work around a couple runners in scoring position with some big strikeouts. He’s only a sophomore, but he’s got good stuff and really has a good head on his shoulders. Nothing bothers him too much which is a good thing when playing baseball.”

Tyler Murray pitched one inning, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out one batter.

Tony Helfrich pitched the last two innings while allowing one hit. He struck out one.

“Tony Helfrich threw the final two innings and as usual didn’t give up anything,” Struckhoff said. “He’s not a vocal leader for us, but the other pitchers watch him and learn what it takes to be successful.”

Offensively, Borgia had eight different players record hits with four of them ending with two or more hits.

Grant Eckelkamp had the most hits, three, including a double. He scored twice and drove in one.

Mitchell Hammack posted two hits with two runs and two RBIs.

Helfrich had two hits, including a double. He scored a run and drove in two.

“We had contributions up and down the order,” Struckhoff said. “Grant had a big day for us with three hits and two runs scored. Justin Horace got on base three times also. Tony and Noah combined for six RBIs in the four and five spots in the order which was huge. Jacob Haskins singled and also took two hit by pitches. Mitchell Hammack added two singles which was good to see from him.”

Horace singled and walked twice. He scored three runs and drove in one.

Matt Jones recorded one hit, an RBI and a walk.

Haskins singled, sacrificed, was hit by two pitches, scored twice and drove in one run.

John Himmelberg had one hit and scored.

Michael Kren scored a run.


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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