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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:00 pm

With a dominating week on the baseball diamond, the Pacific Post 320 Juniors hit the 20-win plateau for the season.

Post 320 (20-2, 16-1) allowed just one run in four games after wins Monday at Sullivan 15-0, Tuesday at Elsberry 10-1 and a home doubleheader sweep Wednesday over Central, 12-0 and 14-0.

“We’re starting to kick it in from the beginning of the game and not having to rely on those one- or two-run games. We’re taking good at-bats, even with big leads,” said Post 320 Manager Cory Cowsert. “Our pitching and defense have been great. We have six or seven guys who I have no problem throwing at anytime.”

Pacific played Friday against West and visits Wentzville Saturday at 6 p.m. Next week, Post 320 hosts Elsberry Monday and O’Fallon Tuesday for 6 p.m. starts.


Allen Fitzgerald tossed a one-hitter in Tuesday’s victory at Elsberry.

In seven innings, he allowed one run on one hit with four walks, one hit batter and four strikeouts.

“Allen did a great job. In previous games, he’s had more strikeouts. In this game, he pitched to contact and let his defense work behind him,” Cowsert said. “Two of the four walks he allowed were back-to-back in the sixth inning, which is when they scored their only run.”

Tyler Straatmann reached base four times for Post 320 with two hits and two walks to go with one RBI and one run.

Ryan Howell and Fitzgerald (one double) both reached base three times with two hits and one walk.

Howell also scored two runs. Fitzgerald had one RBI.

Ryan Vogelgesang collected two hits and two runs.

Drew Fonner was on base three times with one hit and two walks to go with two RBIs and one run.

Ryan Ray finished with one hit (double), one walk, two RBIs and one run.

Noah Brocato registered one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run.

Alex Rice added one hit.

Pacific scored in every inning, getting single runs in each of the first three innings, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

“We played a very good game. We hit the ball well and had good balance up and down the lineup,” Cowsert said. “The guys had confidence in the guys hitting behind them. We got our leadoff batters on base four times and sacrificed them over every time, which led to runs. We played station to station and generated runs.”


Pacific swept Wednesday’s doubleheader over Central with a pair of five-inning shutouts.

In the first game, Brocato was the winning pitcher. In five innings, he allowed no runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

“Noah pitched to contact and we made some good defensive plays,” Cowsert said. “He threw 67 pitches. He filled up the strike zone.”

Brocato also led the offense by going 2-2 at the plate with a walk and two RBIs.

Straatmann reached base three times with one hit, one walk and was hit by a pitch. He added two runs and one RBI.

Fitzgerald collected one hit, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases.

Rice finished with one hit, one walk and two runs.

Howell walked twice, was hit by a pitch, scored three runs and had one RBI.

Vogelgesang walked twice, was hit by a pitch and had one RBI.

Fonner walked, was hit by a pitch and had two RBIs. Tyler Gerling walked twice, had one RBI and one run. Ray was hit by a pitch.

“We took advantage of their mistakes,” Cowsert said. “It seemed like if they didn’t walk us, they hit us.”

In the second game, Ray was the winning pitcher. In five innings, he allowed no runs on four hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

“Ryan struggled a little with his location. He fell behind in the count a few times and threw 94 pitches. He did a good job working his way back and our defense made plays behind him,” Cowsert said. “He knows he needs to stay ahead in the count, which will make things easier for him.”

Brocato led the offense again by going 3-3 (one double) at the plate with a walk, four RBIs and three runs. He was 5-5 with two walks and six RBIs in the doubleheader.

“Noah had a great all-around night,” Cowsert said.

Straatmann also was 3-3 with a walk, two runs and one RBI. He was 4-5 and reached base seven times in the twin bill.

“Tyler started the season a little slow. He hit into some tough luck,” Cowsert said. “He’s really coming on now.”

Will Pruden and Fitzgerald both were 2-3 at the plate. Pruden also walked and had three RBIs. Fitzgerald also walked and scored three runs.

Gerling collected one hit (double), one walk, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs.

Austin Kennedy had one hit, two RBIs and two runs.

“Our defense was very good,” Cowsert said. “We didn’t have an error in either game.”


Post 320 won Monday at Sullivan, 15-0.

Straatmann tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out 17 batters and hitting one in seven innings of work.

“Tyler had an impressive performance,” Cowsert said. “He faced 25 batters and threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of them. He hit his spots. His curveball was working well.”

Straatmann helped himself at the plate with two hits, one walk, one RBI and one run.

Zack Michalski, Kennedy, Howell, Fitzgerald, Brocato, Vogelgesang, Gerling and Ray each had one hit in the contest.


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 10

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.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws 2

G2 Festus Post 253 9, Joplin Miners 2

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 Jefferson City vs. Festus, noon

G4 Lee’s Summit vs. Joplin, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

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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