Borgia Baseball Beats Warrenton, Owensville - The Missourian: Sports

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Borgia Baseball Beats Warrenton, Owensville

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:15 am

Hoping his team is starting to peak at the right time, Rob Struckhoff guided his Borgia baseball Knights to a pair of wins in recent days.

Borgia (17-7) beat Warrenton Friday, 11-2, and won at Owensville Monday, 14-2.

The Knights have been seeded first for the Class 3 District 8 Tournament at Fulton High School. Borgia takes on Owensville Saturday at 10 a.m.

“Our district tournament will be at Fulton High School which just built a beautiful, brand new baseball facility,” Struckhoff said. “Our first-round opponent is Owensville. We’ve beaten them twice now on the season, but I’m sure we’ll get their best effort on Saturday. We can’t afford to take anyone lightly at this time of the year. We’ve got one of the toughest districts in the state. Six of the eight teams have winning records.”


Despite spotting the Dutchmen an early lead Monday, Borgia was able to pick up a 14-2 win in Gasconade County.

“Owensville gave us a scare early by taking a 1-0 lead in the second,” Struckhoff said. “At that time we were a little flat, and weren’t taking very good at bats. However, the third inning was another story. We put 12 runs on them. I believe at one point we had three or four doubles in a row. We talk about driving the ball to the gap and that is exactly what we did in that inning.”

Owensville scored once in the bottom of the fourth and Borgia added two final runs in the top of the fifth.

Nine different players had hits in the game with Trent Leimkuehler and Matt Jones each getting two.

Noah Borgerding, Sam Deschenes, Brendan Feldmann, Tony Helfrich, Brendan Kleekamp, Jack Kopmann and Austin Rettke each had one hit.

Borgerding, Helfrich, Jones, Kopmann and Leimkuehler each hit doubles.

Kopmann scored three runs while Deschenes, Grant Eckelkamp and Kleekamp crossed the plate twice each. Feldmann, Helfrich, Alex Jasper, Michael Kren and Leimkuehler each scored once.

Borgerding and Jones drove in three runs apiece. Kopmann had two RBIs while Helfrich, Leimkuehler, Rettke and Evan Zeitzmann each had one RBI.

Jones walked twice. Eckelkamp, Kopmann and Leimkuehler had one walk apiece.

Deschenes and Kleekamp each stole two bases. Eckelkamp and Leimkueher had one apiece.

Borgerding and Zeitzmann contributed sacrifices.

Jones pitched, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out nine.

“Matt Jones started on the hill and gave us five solid innings,” Struckhoff said. “He really pumped strikes and that’s what you have to do as a pitcher. He challenged their hitters and won most of the battles.”


Friday’s game with Warrenton changed venues due to wet field conditions after storms rolled through the area earlier in the day. No matter where it was played, Borgia was ready to go, picking up an 11-2 win over the Warriors.

“We came out and played extremely well against Warrenton,” Struckhoff said. “We got on top early and kept tacking on runs throughout the game. When you can score runs in five of seven innings that shows your taking quality at bats as a team.”

Borgia scored four runs in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Warrenton’s runs came in the third and seventh innings.

Leimkuehler led the team with three hits, two runs, one RBI and two stolen bases.

Borgerding and Helfrich each had two hits. Borgerding scored once.

Helfrich homered, scored twice, drove in two and stole a base.

Borgia had two home runs on the day. Jones also hit one over the fence.

“Tony Helfrich and Matt Jones also knocked two balls out of the park which really fired our guys up,” Struckhoff said.

Eckelkamp, Jasper, Jones, Kleekamp and Kopmann each had one hit.

Eckelkamp doubled, scored twice, drove in one and walked. Jasper scored and drove in one.

Jones added one run, two RBIs and a walk to his home run.

Kleekamp doubled, scored, drove in a run and stole a base. Kopmann drove in a run and added a sacrifice.

Feldmann pitched the first six innings, allowing one run on five hits and one walk. He struck out five.

“Brendan Feldmann threw a quality game on the mound,” Struckhoff said. “He was sharp with his control and made them earn what they got. His defense was solid once again and that makes it really easy to pitch. This was a big game for Brendan’s confidence leading into our district tournament.”

Leimkuehler pitched the seventh inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk. He struck out one.


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

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