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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.


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.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. West, 5 p.m.

G4 Daniel Boone vs. Hannibal, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. Jackson, noon

G4 Springfield Glendale vs. Sedalia, 2:30 p.m.

G5 Eureka vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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