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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:00 pm

It was a win which could help greatly for district seeding purposes.

Borgia (10-6) posted a 9-3 win Friday over Fatima at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

Both teams are in Class 3 District 8, which will be hosted by Fulton High School. Other teams in that district are Blair Oaks, Fulton, Hermann, Montgomery County, North Callaway and Owensville.

“What a great game this was for us,” Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff said. “We definitely could’ve had a letdown after the big win over Washington, but we came together and collected another come-from-behind win.”

Fatima jumped on top and was up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.

“Grant Eckelkamp and Jack Kopmann came up with big RBI singles to tie the game,” Struckhoff said. “Michael Kren (running for Austin Rettke, who walked), Sam (Deschenes), and Grant all scored in the inning.”

The Knights attacked again in the next inning.

Matt Jones led off the sixth with a single. Mitchell Hammack, seeing playing time for the injured Noah Borgerding, and Brendan Kleekamp, each reached on bunts Fatima couldn’t handle.

The Comets did record outs against Brendan Feldmann and Deschenes, but Borgia scored twice. Jack Kopmann and Trent Leimkuehler later singled to drive in runs.

“I was proud of the way our batters battled with their pitchers,” Struckhoff said. “Fatima’s got some talented players and they will definitely be a team to look out for in districts.”

Rettke pitched the first four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits. He struck out two.

Leimkuehler earned the victory, throwing three innings. He allowed one unearned run on three hits while striking out four.

“Austin and Trent were spectacular on the mound for us,” Struckhoff said. “Austin threw strikes and allowed his defense to make the plays. He did exactly what we wanted from him. Trent then came in to finish and get the win. He’s got a little more velocity than Austin, so it was a nice change of pace and it really affected their hitters.”

At the plate, Kopmann and Eckelkamp each had two hits. Kopmann scored, walked and drove in three runs.

“Jack had a great game at the plate with a couple of big hits in the fifth and sixth,” Struckhoff said. “However, we had contributions up and down the lineup.”

Batters with one hit each were Jones, Leimkuehler, Kleekamp and Hammack.

Leimkuehler drove in two. Kleekamp scored. Hammack scored.

Deschenes walked, scored twice and drove in a run. Rettke walked and scored. Feldmann had an RBI. Kren and Todd Kleekamp each scored runs.

Timberland

Borgia fell Monday at home to Timberland, 5-1.

“We came out flat and paid for it,” Struckhoff said. “We could only muster two hits and a sacrifice fly by Austin Rettke in the bottom of the seventh.”

Feldmann pitched for the Knights, but didn’t get much support according to Struckhoff.

“Brendan Feldmann pitched pretty well but didn’t get any help from his defense or offense,” Struckhoff said. “He made a few mistakes with location and they turned them into runs. I’ll take his performance on most nights, though.”

Struckhoff praised Timberland’s pitcher for keeping the Knights from being able to find holes in the defense.

“Their pitcher wasn’t overpowering, but just kept us from getting the barrel on the ball,” said Struckhoff. “Reminded me a lot of the kid for Kirksville last year in the sectional game. When we did manage to hit it hard, they made the plays.”

Borgia’s defense, which has been solid lately, also let down.

“We also had too many mistakes on defense,” Struckhoff said. “We misplayed two ground balls and two bunts. We also turned a base hit into a triple. When the offense isn’t going, the defense must perform better.”

The Knights visited Union Tuesday. Borgia comes back to host Blair Oaks Thursday in another game which could have district implications. That game starts at 4:30 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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