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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:05 pm

In a game that had a total of five hits by the two teams combined, Washington survived in the opening round of the Class 5 District 8 Baseball Tournament.

Trailing by a 1-0 score for most of the day, the fourth-seeded Blue Jays scored single runs in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings for a 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded Hannibal Saturday at Holt High School.

“We’re still playing, that’s the most important part,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “We struggled a little at the plate, but we did a good job moving runners over and in when we did get guys on base.”

The Blue Jays (15-10) scored both of their runs without getting a hit in the final two frames.

With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the game ended in an unusual way.

Alex Monehan drew a leadoff walk, moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Andrew Sumner, and to third base on a groundout by Derek Walters.

With two outs, Pete Coulter hit a ground ball to second base, which was fielded cleanly. The throw to first was a good one, but the Hannibal first baseman dropped the ball, allowing Coulter to reach and Summers to score.

“You feel sorry for the kid and you hate to see someone lose that way, but we’ve been on the losing end of some tough games, too, this season,” Bray said. “I give a lot of credit to Coulter for hustling all the way. A lot of the crowd had their heads down and didn’t see the play, figuring we were going to the eighth inning.”

Hannibal took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the top of the first inning.

Washington tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Brock Hopkins was hit by a pitch and moved to second base on a wild pitch. Kyle Summers then took over running at second base, moved to third on another wild pitch and scored on an RBI groundout by Sam Katzung.

Jared Walde pitched all seven innings for Washington to earn the win. He allowed one unearned run on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Brandon Scott, a hard-throwing right-hander, pitched the entire game for the Pirates. He allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

“Both pitchers located really well,” Bray said. “Jared struggled a little early, but he got into a groove and did a great job.”

A triple by Walters and a single by Katzung were the only two hits for Washington.

Still, the Blue Jays had chances.

On Katzung’s single, Hopkins was thrown out at the plate from second base in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Walters’ triple in the bottom of the fifth gave Washington a chance with two outs, but it couldn’t take advantage.

Hopkins drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. Dilan Bollmann and Monehan also walked.

Third-seeded Timberland defeated sixth-seeded Troy in the other first-round game, 10-0.

Francis Howell Preview

Washington meets top-seeded Francis Howell in the first semifinal game Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Timberland takes on second-seeded Holt in the other semifinal contest Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

The championship game is Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Francis Howell (27-5) won the GAC South title with a 9-1 record.

“Like I told our team, we’ll have to play Francis Howell eventually. If we eliminate them now, we won’t have to worry about them,” Bray said. “I doubt we’ll see their No. 1 pitcher, but their No. 2 and No. 3 pitchers would be the top guys on most other teams. In baseball, anything can happen. One through nine, we have to put the ball in play and move runners around the bases.”

The Vikings have four starters with a batting average over .400, led by Eli Dilday’s .443 mark.

In the pitching department, Calvin Munson is 6-0 with 0.61 earned-run average.

Austin Southmayd is 6-3 with a 2.16 ERA. Dylan Salsman is 6-0 with a 2.67 ERA.

Justin Schuler, who is 3-1 with a 2.30 ERA, will start Washington.

“We’ll start Justin with Luke Hasenjaeger warming up right next to him,” Bray said. “Justin has come a long way since last year. His velocity is better and he has good command of his curveball.”


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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

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