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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:30 pm

A couple of bloops and a few blasts combined with solid pitching and defense added up to a convincing baseball victory for Washington over Pacific.

The Blue Jays (5-3) collected 14 hits in a 13-2 win over the Indians in five innings Monday at Ronsick Field.

“I couldn’t tell you the last time we beat Pacific. We’ve probably lost to them five or six times in a row, so it’s nice to finally get one against them,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “It was just a matter of our guys getting some confidence at the plate. We were fortunate to get a couple of bloop hits early in the game. I thought we wore down their pitcher a little and were able to get some hard-hit balls, which led to runs.”

Pacific (5-3) trailed from the second inning through the remainder of the game, and couldn’t get anything going at the plate or in the field.

“From the start of the game until the end, not much went right for us,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “There were some plays that we didn’t make in the field, which turned out to be a huge difference.”

Luke Hasenjaeger pitched all five innings for Washington. He allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

“It all starts with ‘Hasy’ on the mound. He got in a little trouble late in the game, but gutted it out,” Bray said. “The kid works his tail off, no matter what sport he’s playing.”

Hasenjaeger felt confident going into the game.

“I felt good out there. I really wanted to have a good game. I’ve never beaten Pacific in baseball on the varsity level, so it’s a big win for me and the rest of the seniors,” Hasenjaeger said. “Our bats really came alive. It was awesome to see everyone hit the way we did. Our defense was great, especially Sam (Katzung) behind the plate.”

Hank Vandaveer got the start on the mound for Pacific, despite dealing with an injury. In three innings of work, he allowed eight runs, two earned, on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

“Hank dislocated his pinky finger on his pitching hand playing pickup basketball last Friday,” Reed said. “He wasn’t at his best, but he competed. He gave us a chance to win. Our defense didn’t give him enough help.”

Ryan Howell pitched one inning in relief, allowing five runs.

Washington jumped to an 8-0 lead with one run in the bottom of the first inning, four in the second and three in the third.

After Pacific made the score 8-1 in the top of the fourth inning, the Blue Jays put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the fourth.

The Indians scored a run in the top of the fifth inning.

Batting in the leadoff spot, Pete Coulter was 4-4 at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored for Washington.

“Our leadoff spot has been a question mark for us. We’re set with our three, four and five hitters,” Bray said. “Pete stepped in and did a nice job. He usually makes good contact.”

Dilan Bollmann was 2-3 with three RBIs.

Jared Walde was 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs.

Sam Katzung was 2-2 with a walk.

Todd Hellmann finished with one hit, two runs and one RBI. Mike Reinhold added one hit and two runs. Brock Hopkins had one hit and one run. Hasenjaeger had one hit.

Scott Byrne scored three runs. Phillip Straatmann walked and scored.

“I don’t think we’ve played a bad game, but we haven’t played our very best, either. There are things to improve on,” Bray said. “We got some breaks and were able to put them away. Jeff has a good team. They’re going to have a good season.”

Tanner Brown, Jake Null, Tyler Straatmann and Vandaveer each had one hit for Pacific.

Hunter Finney added one RBI. Lucas Zurliene and Vandaveer both scored a run.

“Our approach at the plate was horrible. We were out on our front foot and lifted everything up,” Reed said. “Hopefully this game was a wake-up call. If not, we’re going to have more just like it.”

Washington vs. Winfield

Washington posted a 10-0 win in six innings over Winfield last Friday at Ronsick Field.

Leading 3-0, the Blue Jays ended the game with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Zach Pointer tossed a one-hit shutout for Washington. In six innings, he allowed one walk and registered nine strikeouts.

“Our bats came to life toward the middle of the game and Zach had a very good performance on the mound,” Bray said. “He showed good command of all pitches. He went out there with something to prove and stayed focused for the entire game.”

Hopkins was 3-3 at the plate with a walk, two RBIs and a run. Hellmann was 3-4 with two RBIs and a run. Hasenjaeger was 2-3 with a walk and two runs.

Andrew Sumner, Bollmann, Katzung, Straatmann and Pointer each added one hit. Katzung also walked. Straatmann had two RBIs. Reinhold walked twice.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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