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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.

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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