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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 5:00 pm

Pacific’s appearance in the Ninth District Freshmen Legion Tournament, along with its season, came to an end Thursday night.

Fourth-seeded Pacific (9-12) suffered a 6-3 loss to third-seeded St. Peters in a losers’ bracket contest at Elsberry Legion Field.

Post 320 opened the tournament Tuesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings to fifth-seeded Wentzville.


Pacific opened with the extra-inning setback to Wentzville.

“It was a great game. It was one of the most intense games I’ve ever been a part of, either playing or coaching,” said Post 320 Manager Nathan Bruns. “I’m proud of the way our boys competed. Despite making a couple of mistakes, they kept their heads in the game and gave everything they had. Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you want them to.”

Austin Muich got the start on the mound for Post 320. He pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

“Austin was lights out. They could barely touch him. He did a tremendous job,” Bruns said. “He was at 99 pitches after six innings, so we had to get him out of the game.”

Tristan Longsdon pitched the final four innings and suffered the loss. He allowed one run on one hit with six walks and six strikeouts.

“Tristan was lights out also,” Bruns said. “He did have six walks, but he pitched in some high-pressure situations and was impressive. He looked calm, cool and collected.”

Post 320 was forced to use both Muich and Longsdon, two of their top starting pitchers, in the same game.

“My philosophy was to win by any means necessary and to start the tournament on the right foot,” Bruns said. “Wentzville is a good hitting team. I’m ecstatic with the way Austin and Tristan pitched. We just couldn’t get our bats going.”

Pacific took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the third inning.

Wentzville tied the game in the top of the fifth.

With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Post 320 had the bases loaded with nobody out, but couldn’t push across the game-winning run.

“We had a ground ball back to the pitcher, who got the force out at home, and then a popup on the infield and a fly ball to the outfield,” Bruns said of the eighth inning. “It was extremely frustrating. We were so close to the win and didn’t get it. You have to capitalize on those opportunities or it will usually come back to bite you. Sure enough, it did. Hopefully our boys will learn from that situation.”

After Wentzville took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th inning, Pacific threatened in the bottom.

“We had a runner at second base with two outs,” Bruns said. “Alex Westermann, our leadoff hitter, smoked a shot to left field and they made an over-the-shoulder catch to end the game.”

Reid Dauster led Pacific’s 10-hit attack with three hits in the contest. Tanner Wright finished with two hits.

Sam Fuchs, Tyler Warren, Mike Sinnott, Muich and Longsdon each added one hit. Fuchs scored the lone run.

“It was a pretty heartbreaking loss,” Bruns said. “The guys really wanted that one, and so did I. We were really into the game.”

St. Peters

Pacific fell behind 4-0 after three innings and could not recover in a 6-3 loss Thursday to St. Peters.

Post 320 made the score 4-2 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

St. Peters scored twice in the top of the seventh to increase its lead to 6-2. Pacific added a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Sam Fuchs pitched all seven innings for Pacific. He allowed six runs on 10 hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

“Sam didn’t have much help behind him from our defense,” Bruns said. “We had four or five errors in the first three innings and they took advantage.”

Cody Rettinghaus, Muich, Sinnott, Westermann and Fuchs each had one hit. Westermann and Sinnott both had one RBI.

The Ninth District Freshman Legion All-Star Game will take place in late July at Ronsick Field in Washington.

Bruns said he plans on coaching on the Legion level again next year.

“I know we’ll have a Senior team that Cory (Cowsert) will be coaching,” Bruns said. “The plan is to have a Senior team and either a Freshmen or a Junior team that I’ll be coaching.”


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