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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Opening Four Rivers Conference play with a victory, the Union baseball Wildcats improved to 3-1 on the season Thursday afternoon in Gasconade County with a 5-0 shutout win.

“Our defense was much improved from the night before,” said Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey. “With an older team I was hoping they could use some experience to get themselves better prepared coming off the bus to put together a solid effort in the field and they did. Our bats are still struggling — we left them somewhere during our spring break — but until we find them we’ll need pitching and defense and tonight we had enough of both to get a big Four Rivers Conference win.”

The game had been scheduled for Union, but the East Central College field was deemed unplayable and the teams agreed to move it to Hermann.

Despite traveling, Union still was the home team and scored single tallies in the bottom of the first and second innings. Union added one run in the fifth and two in the bottom of the sixth.

Ashton Dehn went the distance for the Wildcats, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out 12 in the shutout.

“Ashton Dehn threw a quality game. Our offense is struggling right now and for him to come out and throw a shutout was big. He’s having a very good season from the mound so far. He’s got good movement on his pitches and his control has been great. With only one walk and 12 strikeouts, Ashton allowed our defense to make a mistake here and there and not be hurt by it. He’s been a big game pitcher.”

Offensively, Drew Juengel and Devon Fennessey each had two hits. Juengel added two runs, an RBI and two stolen bases. Fennessey also had two runs and two stolen bases.

“Drew Juengel had a nice day at the plate with two key hits that scored one of our runs while he scored two himself,” Bailey said. “He was able to get in scoring position with some good reads of the Hermann pitcher creating two steals for himself. As a team, we’ve really been having a hard time stringing together hits and hitting balls into the gaps for extra bases. We need everyone to start picking each other up and putting some crooked numbers on the board. Until we do, however, it’s good that we can get a few guys each game to come through for us as Drew did tonight.”

Dehn (RBI), Brendan Burgess (run) and Andrew Lenau (stolen base) each had one hit.

Aldwin Fleer walked and stole two bases.

North County

The Wildcats fell for the first time this season Wednesday afternoon in Bonne Terre.

North County defeated Union, 7-1.

The Raiders scored four times in the bottom of the first and never looked back.

The Union run came in the top of the fifth, but North County answered with one run of its own in the bottom of that frame and added two more in the bottom of the sixth.

Eight Union errors played a huge role in the outcome. Only one of the seven North County runs was earned.

“We just played a bad game,” Bailey said. “It happens sometimes. Our defense was poor from the minute we took the field in warmups. Eight errors is hard to do — you almost have to try and make that many mistakes. When it happens, it seems like it’s one thing after the other. Our pitchers deserved better but they allowed the North County batters to put some good wood on the ball by throwing too many balls right down the middle of the plate. Overall, it was just a game we need to learn from and then forget.”

Union had six hits in the contest.

Burgess, Fennessey, Trey Fink, Dillen Myers, Nick Schumaker and Lenau posted one hit apiece. Fennessesy had the only extra-base hit, a triple.

Fleer scored Union’s run. Fennessey recorded the RBI.

Schumaker also drew a walk.

On the hill, Bailey employed three pitchers. Juengel got the start and took the loss while going 3.1 innings. He allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk. He fanned three Raiders.

Dehn pitched 1.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits. He struck out two.

Fink pitched one inning, allowing two unearned runs on two hits.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

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

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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