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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

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Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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