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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Two victories to start the baseball season for Washington added up to a first-place finish in Pool D of the Four Rivers Classic.

The Blue Jays (2-0) registered wins of 11-0 in five innings Friday at Hermann and 6-3 Monday over Rolla at Ronsick Field.

The Pool D winner was scheduled to host the championship bracket Saturday, but Washington does not have access to Ronsick Field on that day.

If Borgia wins its pool, it likely will host Saturday’s championship bracket starting at 9:30 a.m.

“We’ve put ourselves in a spot where we want to be,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “Hopefully we’ll have some good games on Saturday. I hope the weather is a little better.”


Leading 2-0, Washington broke open the game against Hermann with eight runs in the top of the fourth inning.

The Blue Jays scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings.

“It was a good beginning, but we have a long way to go,” said Bray. “We’ll work on getting better each day.”

Aaron Meyer got the start on the mound for Washington and earned the win. He allowed four hits and issued no walks in four innings of work.

“Aaron came out and threw a good game to start it for us, going four shutout innings,” Bray said.

Will Davis tossed a scoreless fifth inning to end the game.

Washington began the game with a triple and a double to grab a 1-0 lead. The score remained the same through three innings.

The Blue Jays collected 13 hits in the game.

Matt McGilvray, a freshman, led the Blue Jays at the plate with three hits.

Brian Trigg, Mitch Barrow and Meyer each had two hits.

Grant Ruediger tossed three innings for Hermann and took the loss. Garrett Leimkuehler and Ben Held both worked one inning.

Austin Wurtz, Kody Thompson and Leimkuehler each had one hit for the Bearcats.


Washington jumped to a 5-0 lead over Rolla with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, one in the second and one in the fourth on a cold, snowy day.

With the score 6-1, the Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Trailing 6-2, Rolla had the tying run at the plate with the bases loaded and two outs.

A base hit to right field scored one run to make the score 6-3, but Washington right fielder Brian Trigg threw out the Rolla runner trying to score from second base.

Sam Katzung made the tag at the plate, which ended the game.

“We practice that play and the situation came up,” Bray said. “I don’t blame their third-base coach for sending the runner home. With the conditions the way they were, the throw could have sailed and the tying run could have been on second base. Brian fielded it and threw a strike. It wasn’t really close.”

Camron Shipley pitched the first six innings for Washington to earn the win. He allowed one unearned run on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

“I didn’t know what to expect from Camron and he went out there and competed,” Bray said. “He threw hard and threw well to go six strong. The one run they score was unearned. He threw well.”

Ryan Becszlko worked the seventh inning, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk.

Meyer, Katzung and McGilvray (one double) each collected two hits for Washington. Katzung added three RBIs. Meyer had two RBIs. McGilvray scored two runs.

Shipley added one hit and one walk. Trigg was on base three times and scored three runs.

“With Trigg and McGilvray at the top of our lineup, if they get on, Sam should drive in a lot of runs, especially with Brian and Matt’s speed,” Bray said. “There are a couple of spots in our lineup that we still have to figure out. One through five, we’re pretty solid. We just have to get six through nine swinging a little better. Mitch Barrow was 2-3 against Hermann, so we just have to get it going up and down the lineup.”


Area Scoreboard


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

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

@Neosho Co def. ECC, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23

Marquette def. Washington 25-19, 25-20

@ECC def. Labette, 25-15, 13-15, 25-20, 25-18

Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. St. Louis Panthers    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

@ECC vs. Fort Scott    11 a.m.

@ECC vs. Pratt    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor Tny    TBA

Monday, Aug. 25

Steelville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pacific at Seckman    4:15 p.m.

Union at Potosi    5 p.m.

Washington at Francis Howell C    5 p.m.

Pacific at Farmington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Central Methodist JV at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Notre Dame at Borgia, 5 p.m.

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

Battle at Union    5:30 p.m.

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.


Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    8 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

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

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

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 at Washington    7 p.m.

Warrenton at Union    6 p.m.

Duchesne at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City at St. Clair    6 p.m.

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Fulton St. Albans at Crosspoint    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

Friday, Aug. 22

Crosspoint at ER    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Union PPD, Rescheduled for Oct. 13

#Washington 2, Bishop DuBourg 1

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Rockwood Summit 8, Washington 0

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Sunday, Aug. 24

Heartland at ECC    1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union at St. James    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Fredericktown    5 p.m.

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union    7 p.m.

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 at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

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

Washington at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

*Borgia at Kennedy    TBA

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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