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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Things looked bleak for Washington for the first part of its GAC Central baseball game against Ft. Zumwalt North Wednesday at Ronsick Field.

The Blue Jays (8-4, 1-2) trailed 8-0 after 2 1/2 innings, but fought all the way back and stunned the Panthers in nine innings for their first conference victory, 10-9.

“Coach (John) Alfermann and myself just kept telling the kids that we were not out of it. We had runners on base in every inning and just needed that big hit,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “The kids believed they could come back from 8-0, and then it started to happen.”

Ft. Zumwalt North (5-6, 1-3) scored three runs in the top of the first inning, one in the second and four in the third to grab an 8-0 lead.

Washington trimmed the deficit to 8-3 with three runs in the bottom of the third inning.

The Panthers made the score 9-3 with a run in the top of the fourth inning, which turned out to be their final run of the game.

The Blue Jays scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the score 9-7 and one in the fifth to pull to within 9-8.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Washington scored a run to tie it, 9-9.

Todd Hellmann, hitting first in the order, reached on an error and Luke Hasenjaeger singled, putting runners on first and third bases.

Dilan Bollmann then reached on a fielder’s choice to score Hellmann and tie the game.

The score remained 9-9 until the Blue Jays won it in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Phillip Straatmann drew a walk and Brian Trigg entered the game as a pinch runner. Hellmann then laid down a bunt, which the Panthers could not make a play on, putting runners on first and second bases.

Hasenjaeger then squared to bunt, causing the infielders to charge the plate, but faked. With third base open, Trigg took off from second base. The Panthers’ catcher tried to pump fake, but threw the ball toward the dugout, allowing Trigg to score the game-winning run.

“It was a good win for the team. We were able to capitalize on some of their mistakes,” Bray said. “Our kids can play. When we play well, we can compete with anyone as long as we stay focused.”

While the Blue Jays chipped away at the lead, their pitching kept Ft. Zumwalt North scoreless for the final five innings.

Hasenjaeger got the start on the mound for Washington. In 2.1 innings, he allowed eight runs, two earned, on nine hits with three walks and one strikeout.

“Luke didn’t have his best stuff and they hit him around a bit, but he did battle while he was in there,” Bray said. “We didn’t make some plays that should have been made, which I think made him try to do too much.”

Aaron Meyer, Andrew Sumner and Brock Hopkins worked in relief.

Hopkins tossed the final five frames for the win, allowing no runs on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

“Aaron, Andrew and Brock held them to only one run the rest of the way,” Bray said.

Hasenjaeger had a big day at the plate, going 4-4 with two runs scored.

Kyle Summers was 2-3 for Washington. Dilan Bollmann was 2-4 with a walk, two runs and one RBI.

Sam Katzung added two hits and one RBI.

Hellmann collected one hit, two walks and three runs.

Phillip Straatmann had one hit, one walk and one run.

Hopkins registered one walk, one RBI and one run. Pete Coulter Mike Reinhold both had one RBI. Trigg scored a run.

Justin Dierden and Cody Roderique both had three hits for the Panthers. Dre Gleason belted a home run.


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