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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Scoring an unearned run in the fifth inning, the Priory Rebels squeezed past the Union Wildcats Saturday in the opening round of the Class 4 District 4 baseball tournament at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 1-0.

Union finished the season at 6-9 while Priory advanced to Monday’s semifinal game against the second-seeded Borgia Knights.

Union’s Ashton Dehn engaged in a pitchers’ duel with Priory sophomore Nathan VonderHaar.

“It was a shame that Ashton had to take the loss,” Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey said. “That was one of the best pitched games I’ve seen all year, not just on our team but by anyone. He was a horse for us this year, especially when our roster changed midway through the season.”

While both teams had chances to score in the contest, Priory was the only one to take advantage.

In the bottom of the fifth, an error opened the inning, but Union was able to force that batter at second.

Reaching base on that play was Drew Callahan. He advanced to third on a hit-and-run single by Dominic Revetta.

Dehn came back to strike out Daniel Watson for the second out. Watson had tripled in his first at-bat.

But David Nogalski hit a slow roller to third base and beat out the throw to first as Callahan crossed the plate, giving the Rebels the lead.

Dehn came back to strike out Andrew Rund, but the damage was done.

For the game, Dehn allowed one unearned run on six hits and one walk while striking out seven Priory batters.

VonderHaar allowed five hits and two walks while fanning six Wildcats.

Union had plenty of chances in the game. Nick Schumaker was hit by the game’s first pitch and stole second. He was stranded there on a strikeout and two pop-ups.

Dehn allowed a two-out triple to Watson in the bottom of the first, but came back with a strikeout to end the threat.

Union had singles by Andrew Lenau and Aldwin Fleer in the second, but couldn’t produce.

Dehn, Lenau, Burgess, Fleer and Dustin Griffin had Union’s hits. Burgess and Griffin also walked and Schumaker stole a base.

In the fourth, Union had one runner get caught stealing and left Dehn on base.

Dehn escaped a first and third situation in the fourth on a groundout.

Union had a chance in the sixth inning, but had a runner get picked off second.

“The fifth and sixth innings just defined the year it’s been for us,” Bailey said. “It’s been a tough year in a lot of different ways. To give up an unearned run on a bad hop to the shortstop that wasn’t Emmett (Parker)’s fault and then a very slow roller to third that Trey (Fink) made a good try on is hard to explain. And then to have Brendan (Burgess) slip at second base and get picked off to put a knife in our rally was just the icing on the cake. We played a good game, but mistakes here and there and just bad breaks ended our season.”

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Baseball

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)

Golf

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

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