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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

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

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton at Washington    7 p.m.

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Sullivan at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    7 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    7 p.m.

*Montgomery Co at Wright City    7 p.m.

Softball

Monday, Sept. 1

Hermann at Warrenton    4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Union at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Lutheran S at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Owensville Tny    TBA

St. Clair at Potosi Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Borgia at St. Dominic    5:30 p.m.

Mehlville at Union    5:30 p.m.

Eureka at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Father Tolton    5:30 p.m.

Waynesville at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Rolla at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washington    5 p.m.

Hermann at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Bourbon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    5:30 p.m.

Union at North County    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

Incarnate Word at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5

Sullivan at Whitfield    5 p.m.

#ECC vs. Labette    5 p.m.

Patriette Lights at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

#ECC vs. Pratt    7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament    8:30 a.m.

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Jefferson at ECC    4 p.m.

St. James at Laquey    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Fatima    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Fulton SA at Barat    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 4

ECC at Maple Woods    4 p.m.

North County at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    4:30 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washington    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Friday, Sept. 5

Jefferson City Lightning at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Fulton SA at Tolton    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

ECC at Blue River    noon

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Sept. 6

New Haven Short Course    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at SLUH Inv    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Borgia at Westminster    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Borgia at Washington    3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

*Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Troy Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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