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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 6:50 pm

Pacific erased a deficit with a big sixth inning to notch a Four Rivers Conference softball win Thursday at St. Clair High School.

Trailing 5-0, the Lady Indians (6-7, 3-2) scored seven runs in the sixth inning and held on for a 7-5 victory.

“I told the girls if we come out flat that St. Clair could beat us. They did for the first five innings. Luckily, softball is a seven-inning game. I give St. Clair a lot of credit. They hit the ball with authority,” said Pacific Head Coach Traci Dewert. “Coming back from a 5-0 deficit shows how much determination our team really has. The girls need to not be content with just showing up to the game.”

St. Clair (10-5, 3-3) scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, one in the third and two in the fourth.

“We played a great first five innings, but fell apart in the last two. We have to learn to finish games. We are not there yet, but we have come a long way so far this year,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “Give Pacific credit for not giving up and continuing to battle back.”

Pacific used three pitchers in the game.

Meagan Wakefield pitched the first 2.2 innings, allowing three runs. Amber Zurliene worked 2.1 frames to earn the win, allowing two runs. Marissa Tate pitched two scoreless innings to nail down the win.

Anna Reed pitched all seven innings for St. Clair.

Lizzy Almo, Kelsey Inman and Mary McDaniel each collected two hits for Pacific. Almo also walked twice and scored a run. McDaniel and Inman both added two RBIs and one run.

McDaniel had a two-run single to tie the game in the sixth inning and Inman followed with a two-run double to give the Lady Indians the lead for good.

Madison LeClaire, Wakefield, Zurliene and Tate each finished with one hit. Claire Schulte walked and scored.

Alicia York led St. Clair with three hits and two RBIs.

Karissa Hoffman and Reed both added two hits. Reed added two RBIs. Hoffman scored two runs.

Claire Schulte walked and was hit by a pitch, scoring one run. Sarah Hinson and Keighlee Grable both drew a walk.

Pacific-St. James

Pacific won Tuesday at home over St. James in six innings, 10-0.

Leading 1-0, the Lady Indians broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and five in the sixth.

“We scored in the first inning and then went flat. Our defense kept us in the game with the girls making some great stops both infield and outfield,” Dewert said. “Jenny (Meitz) and I are proud of how the girls didn’t give up. I give St. James a lot of credit. They have really improved.”

Wakefield pitched the first five innings for the win. She allowed no runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Zurliene tossed a scoreless inning in relief, allowing no hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Tiffani Castelli, McDaniel and Wakefield (one double) each had two hits for Pacific. McDaniel and Castelli also walked and scored two runs. Wakefield scored two runs.

Emily Copeland (triple), Almo (triple) and Inman (double) each added one hit. Almo also walked and scored three runs. Copeland had two RBIs. Inman also drew a walk.

Pacific won Wednesday at Lutheran South, 11-3.

“The girls had an awesome game. They came to play offensively and defensively,” Dewert said. “We hit the ball with a purpose. Our infield has been great all season making some unbelievable plays.”

Tate pitched all seven innings for the win. She allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts. She also belted a home run, finishing with three hits, two RBIs and two runs.

Inman was 4-4 at the plate with two triples, two RBIs and two runs.

Almo (two doubles) and McDaniel both collected three hits. Almo scored three runs. McDaniel had two RBIs and two runs.

LeClaire registered two hits and two RBIs. Zurliene had one hit.

Pacific lost 6-4 Monday to Rockwood Summit.

Tate pitched all seven innings for Pacific.

LeClaire belted a home run for Pacific, finishing with two hits, one walk, two RBIs and one run. Inman (one double) also collected two hits to go with one RBI and one run.

St. Clair-New Haven

St. Clair won Tuesday at New Haven, 11-3.

“We started out aggressive and hit the ball really hard,” Hauck said. “They helped us out and gave us a few extra base runners, which we were able to capitalize on.”

Reed pitched four innings for the win. She allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Tori Martin tossed three scoreless innings. She allowed one hit and four walks while striking out three.

St. Clair had 18 hits, three apiece by Nicole Nardi, Marissa Laubinger (two doubles), York (one triple) and Reed (one double). Reed scored three runs and had two RBIs. Nardi scored two runs. York added two RBIs. Laubinger also drew two walks.

Hoffman and Martin both had two hits and two runs. Stevenson and Stephanie Stradford both added one hit.

Kierstin Monzyk, four innings, and Stephanie Scheer, three innings, pitched for New Haven.

Meagan Ley, Blair Bowers and Monzyk each had two hits. Tenille Duessler had one hit.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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