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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

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 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.


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