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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Despite being outhit and trailing for part of the game, Pacific found a way past St. Clair in the opening round of the Class 4 District 4 Baseball Tournament.

The fourth-seeded Indians (10-8) advanced with a 9-6 victory over the fifth-seeded Bulldogs Saturday at Ronsick Field in Washington.

“We were down 3-0 right off the bat. It seems like it was that way a lot this year. At least our kids showed a lot of heart and battled back,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “It wasn’t pretty, but all you want to do is advance.”

St. Clair outhit Pacific 13-5, but the Indians took advantage of four errors by the Bulldogs.

“The game was back and forth. In the end, we simply made too many errors and mistakes. We had plays that should have been made and we cost ourselves a close game,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “Pacific is a good young team and they played well. They put pressure on us and took advantage of what we gave them.”

Tyler Straatmann got the start on the mound for Pacific in a no-decision. In 4.1 innings, he allowed six runs on 11 hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Austin Muich, a freshman, finished the game with 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win. He allowed two hits and registered two strikeouts.

“Austin did an outstanding job in relief. He came in the game in a tight situation and got us out of it,” Reed said. “We’ve had a lot of younger players make contributions, which is good for the future of Pacific baseball.”

Brenden Murphy pitched the entire game for the Bulldogs and was hurt by defensive mistakes. In six innings, he allowed nine unearned runs on five hits with five walks, three hit batters and four strikeouts.

St. Clair (6-17) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Pacific countered with two runs in the bottom of the first.

It was back-and-forth from there.

Pacific scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 9-6 lead.

Tanner Brown (double), Eain Roberts (double), Hank Vandaveer, James Howie and Straatmann each had one hit for Pacific.

Vandaveer also walked and scored two runs. Roberts and Straatmann both had one RBI and one run. Brown added one RBI. Howie scored a run.

Ryan Howell scored two runs and had one RBI. Jake Null had one walk, one RBI and one run. Allen Fitzgerald walked twice. Alex Rice scored a run.

Blake Dierking (one double) and Greg Marler both were 3-4 at the plate for the Bulldogs. Dierking added two RBIs. Marler scored two runs and had one RBI.

Austin Gotway reached base three times with two hits and a walk to go with two runs.

Ben Feddersen and Kody Halmich both added one hit and one RBI. Ayden Carey had one hit and one walk. Murphy had one hit and one run. Jake Oermann had one hit.

“We came out aggressive and really put pressure on them. We scored three runs in the first inning and gained a lot of confidence that we needed to get on them,” Hauck said. “Unfortunately, we made an error and had some walks to let them get momentum.”

St. Clair’s six seniors were Gotway, Dierking, Murphy, Marler, Carey and Anna Reed.

“We’ll miss our seniors and wish them the best as they take the next step in their lives,” Hauck said.

Pacific-Westminster

Pacific lost to top-seeded Westminster Monday in the semifinals 10-0 in five innings.

The Wildcats (28-3) broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the third inning, increasing their lead to 8-0.

“Up and down the lineup, that team can swing it,” Reed said. “They had a good guy on the mound. It wasn’t their ace, but he threw three pitches for strikes and pounded the zone. It makes it tough. We tried to compete, but didn’t make enough contact.”

Vandaveer pitched the first 2.2 innings and suffered the loss. He allowed eight runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Muich and Howell pitched in relief.

“Hank did all right. He left some balls out over the plate and they capitalized on them. It was the best I’ve seen him use three pitches early on,” Reed said. “When Muich was out there, our pitcher and catcher both were freshmen. We had a lot of youth on the field. There are good things coming for Pacific baseball.”

Roberts (double), Vandaveer and Howie each had one hit for Pacific.

Davis Vanderslice pitched all five innings for Westminster. He allowed no runs on three hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Shane Benes led the Wildcats at the plate with three hits, including a home run.

Pacific’s two seniors were Brandon Colter and Null.

“I wish some of my other kids had Brandon Colter’s heart. He loves baseball and loves to compete. Jake gives you his best every day,” Reed said. “It hurts that we’re losing them, but we have a lot coming back.”

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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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