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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:30 am

Playing a non-district doubleheader Saturday at Pacific High School, the Pacific Post 320 Juniors suffered their first loss of the baseball season, splitting the two games against House Springs.

Pacific (13-1, 9-0) lost the first game 4-1, but bounced back to claim the nightcap, 6-4.

With it being a non-district game, Post 320 used metal bats in the first game, but switched over to wood bats in the second.

House Springs used metal bats in both contests.

“I didn’t know House Springs was using aluminum bats until the first batter of the game. We had a couple of aluminum bats with us and let our kids swing them in the first game,” said Post 320 Manager Cory Cowsert. “With the metal bats in their hands and the short porch in left field, our kids tried to hit it out and we had a ton of fly balls for outs. So I took the metal bats away in the second game and we went to the wood bats. Those fly balls turned into line drives.”

First Game

Post 320 managed just four hits in the first game.

Ryan Howell, Tyler Gerling, Allen Fitzgerald and Drew Fonner each collected one hit. Fitzgerald scored the lone run on an RBI by Fonner.

Ryan Ray got the start on the mound and suffered the loss. In six innings, he allowed three runs on eight hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.

“Ryan did well. He just made a couple of mistakes. He lived at the belt too much instead of at the knees,” Cowsert said. “They had some good hits, but some of them would have been fly balls with wood bats.”

Brendan McMillan pitched the seventh inning. He allowed one run on two hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Second Game

Using wood bats, Post 320 won the second game of the doubleheader. House Springs stayed with the metal bats.

Pacific collected seven hits in the contest.

Fitzgerald and Gerling both finished with two hits. Fitzgerald added one RBI and one run. Gerling had two RBIs.

Tyler Straatmann, Ryan Vogelgesang and Fonner each had one hit. Straatmann scored two runs. Vogelgesang and Fonner both scored one run.

Post 320 scored two runs in the top of the first inning, one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth.

“Using the wood bats, our guys knew that hitting the ball out wasn’t going to happen. We’re not that kind of team,” Cowsert said. “The way we win games is hitting line drives and filling the gaps.”

Fitzgerald pitched all seven innings to earn the win. He allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

“Allen threw the ball really well,” Cowsert said. “He had one inning, the fourth inning, where he walked three batters and gave up two runs. That was the only issue he had.”

Pacific’s game Monday against Central was rained out and Tuesday’s contest against Creve Coeur was canceled. Post 320 visits New Haven Wednesday at 7 p.m. and hosts Washington Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


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

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.


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