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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Playing in a close game was nothing new for St. Clair and Union during their Four Rivers Conference baseball meeting Thursday afternoon.

The Bulldogs were able to come out ahead as they edged the Wildcats at St. Clair High School, 4-3.

St. Clair (4-13, 3-3) snapped an eight-game losing streak with the win.

In those eight consecutive losses, six of them were by three runs or less.

“It feels very good to get back in the win column. We have struggled lately with closing out games, but we were able to get the job done against Union,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “We knew coming in that it would be a close game and that both teams’ records did not show how good they could be.”

Union (3-7, 2-3) has been in the same boat.

The Wildcats have suffered six straight losses, five of which have been by three runs or less.

“We’ve struggled at the plate all year, but our boys keep battling and we’ve been in every game these last three weeks,” said Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey. “It gets hard to keep losing one-run games to good teams or going into the last inning tied, only to see the win go to the other team, but that’s the way it goes in baseball sometimes. Hopefully we can find a little hot streak here next week and head into districts on a positive note.”

Jake Oermann pitched all seven innings for St. Clair to earn the win. He allowed three runs, one earned, on four hits with one hit batter, four walks and four strikeouts.

“Jake threw a really good ballgame,” Hauck said. “If we would have made a couple of more plays for him, the score would not have been as close.”

Trey Fink tossed all six innings for the Wildcats. He allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks, two hit batters and 11 strikeouts.

“Trey pitched a good game. It takes good stuff to get 11 strikeouts in a game. He got his first extended outing of the season and did a good job,” Bailey said. “A couple of pitches he left in the zone when he was ahead in the count and those doubles hurt him. Hopefully he’ll learn from it and execute in those situations next time.”

Ben Feddersen was 2-3 at the plate for the Bulldogs with one RBI and one run.

Greg Marler also was 2-3 with one RBI.

“Offensively, we had one of our better performances lately with several guys having big hits,” Hauck said. “Ben and Greg got back into rhythm with two hits apiece.”

Austin Gotway was 2-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and one run for the Bulldogs.

Skyler Hutchison was 1-2 with a double and a walk.

“Austin Gotway had a nice day at the plate. Skyler gave us a big boost in the second inning with a double as he entered the game,” Hauck said. “Our lineup was finally able to get some hits with guys in scoring position. We were able to get some runs early thanks to some big hits.”

Fink belted a home run for Union, finishing with one hit, one RBI and one run.

Ashton Dehn collected one hit (double), one walk and one RBI.

Dustin Griffin had one hit (double) and one run.

Brendan Burgess registered one hit.

Nick Eads walked and was hit by a pitch. Emmett Parker and Keaton Groff both had a walk. Aldwin Fleer scored a 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 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