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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:30 pm

After being rained out Friday in the Potosi Tournament championship game, the Union baseball Wildcats looked for success in the Russellville Tournament Saturday.

The Wildcats (6-9) went 2-1 in the tournament, beating Linn and Pilot Grove. Union’s loss came in the middle game against the host team.

“This was a good tournament for us,” Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey said. “We’d have liked to have come out of it with three wins, and we expected to after winning the first game, but it wasn’t meant to be. The game against Russellville had some rain showers and the calls in the field and behind the plate didn’t go our way and it got to us. But overall, we swung the bats well and got some good pitching performances in the bookend games and we’ve given ourselves a chance this week to get back to a .500 record. The boys are playing pretty well right now and we’re having a good time. You can’t ask for much more than that.”

Linn

Union opened the tournament with a 12-1 win over Linn. The game went seven innings as Union didn’t establish a 10-run lead until the top of the seventh.

The Wildcats scored once in the first, twice in the second, four times in the third, once in the fourth, twice in the sixth and twice in the seventh. Linn’s run came in the fourth inning.

“It was a great start to the day,” Bailey said. “We scored in every inning but the fifth and we put the ball in play a lot. Linn is a pretty good team who is averaging double digits in hits per game so to hold them to one run was quite an accomplishment.”

Austin Bentlage, slated to pitch against Winfield at the Potosi Tournament, got the start and allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks. He struck out five.

“Austin looked a bit rusty after pitching one inning over the last 12 days, but he got stronger as the game went on and never really let them mount a threat,” Bailey said.

Tyler Johnson led Union’s offense with three hits, including a double, two runs, five RBIs and one stolen base.

“Tyler Johnson continues to hit the ball well,” Bailey said. “He came out and got on base and when he had runners on he drove them in. He’s one of the better baseball players we’ve had at Union High School.”

Logan Williams added two hits, a run and two RBIs.

Jordan Weaks had a double, a run and two RBIs.

Derek King, Devon Fennessey, Dillen Myers and Nick Schumaker each added one hit.

Russellville

Union’s loss came in the middle game of the tournament, 8-2 to the host team.

The Wildcats scored single runs in the first and second innings. Russellville scored once in the bottom of the first, three additional runs in the third and four times in the sixth inning.

Williams took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) over 2.1 innings on five hits and five walks. He struck out four.

Ashton Dehn pitched the final 3.2 innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with five strikeouts.

Bentlage belted a double and drove in a run.

Johnson had one hit and one RBI.

King doubled and scored.

And Dehn had one hit.

“We struggled with throwing strikes, some of that on our own and some due to the strike zone that was being called,” Bailey said. “I don’t feel that the calls in this game went our way at all, but they were bad for both sides. The reason we lost was because when we had to throw balls down the middle of the plate Russellville hit line drives and when they came right at us we popped the ball up. Russellville has a nice team who did a good job of putting the ball in play when helped by our pitchers not being allowed to hit the corners of the plate.”

Pilot Grove

The Wildcats capped the event with a 13-0 win over Pilot Grove. Like the first game, this contest went all seven innings as Union did not establish the 10-run lead until the final frame.

Union scored twice in the top of the second, once in the third, once in the fourth, twice in the fifth, twice in the sixth and five times in the seventh.

Johnson held Pilot Grove to just one hit and one walk while striking out seven.

“Tyler pitched a great game, giving up a double to lead off the fifth for his only hit,” Bailey said. “When you get that kind of pitching from a guy who doesn’t get to go on the mound much the team really appreciates it. He’s a ballplayer who does whatever it takes for the team to win.”

Johnson, King, Weaks, Bentlage, Fennessey, Williams, Myers and Schumaker each had two hits in the game.

Johnson, King, Aldwin Fleer, and Schumaker each drove in two runs.

Fennessey scored three times while Williams and Fleer each scored twice.

“Pilot Grove’s pitcher was a pretty good right hander who was able to keep us from breaking the game open for the first four innings,” Bailey said. “We spread out our hits and were only up four when he left the game. When relief came in we were able to build on our lead and put the game out of reach.”

Bailey indicated that the Potosi Tournament championship game will be made up at a future date.

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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 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

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 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

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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