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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:45 pm

There have been three common themes so far for the Union baseball Wildcats.

Both games so far have been played in Phelps County.

Union has scored eight runs in each outing.

And both have ended in Union victories.

The Wildcats won 8-2 Monday at St. James in their Four Rivers Conference opener.

“We grinded out a conference win, so I’m proud of the guys,” said Union Head Coach Ryan Bailey. “We looked like a team that hadn’t played in two weeks and had been on a long spring break, but our at-bats improved throughout the game and we kept working hard to get a quality win.”

In Monday’s game, Union scored in the top of the first, but allowed St. James to come back with two runs in the bottom of that frame.

That was it for the Tigers though.

Union added two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and four final runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Jordan Weaks was the winning pitcher, going the distance. He allowed two runs on four hits and five walks. Weaks fanned 14 St. James batters.

“I joke with Jordan that I expect a lot of him — I think I’m almost as tough on him as I am on my sons,” Bailey said. “He threw a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts and I think my heartbeat never went below 300 beats per minute most of the night. He’s struggled with letting the leadoff hitter each inning get on base, which always makes for an interesting time, but he’s good enough to get our team out of those situations and our defense played a solid game to help him out of some jams.”

Offensively, the standout was Devon Fennessey. He recorded four hits, two of which were doubles. He scored twice, drove in four and added a stolen base.

“Devon Fennessey had a very good game,” Bailey said. “He put the ball in play for all five of his at-bats, and his only at bat without a hit was a hard groundball to third that resulted in an error. We struggled at the plate for most of the night, but he picked our whole lineup up with some big hits until some other guys got their bats working.”

Brendan Burgess and Drew Juengel had two hits apiece. Burgess scored and drove in a run. Juengel scored twice and walked.

“Brendan Burgess had a big at-bat in the fourth inning,” Bailey said. “He gave us some breathing room with a line drive single to score Nick Schumaker on a hitter’s count. When guys execute in a big situation it really picks the team up to see someone do what they are supposed to do.”

Aldwin Fleer and Weaks posted one hit each. Fleer scored twice, drove in a run and stole a base. Weaks doubled, drove in one and walked.

Dillen Myers walked twice. Ashton Dehn drew one walk.

“We’re getting production from lots of different players,” Bailey said. “Drew Juengel has been taking good at bats and had two hits Tuesday night. Aldwin Fleer has been taking good cuts at the plate and had a nice two-out RBI to give us some breathing room against St. James. Emmett Parker plays shortstop when Weaks is pitching and after making a mental error on a double play ball, he settled himself down and made a good play on the next batter to give us a chance to end the inning and we got out of it unscathed. All of those contributions allowed us to get the win against St. James.”

For St. James, Justin Ray, Jake Ford, Jake Gleason and Elye Rogers each had one hit.

Ford doubled and drove in both runs. Rogers also doubled and scored. Drew Lahnman scored once.

Rogers drew two walks. Zach Dean, Lahnman and Nathan Strait walked once.

Ford took the loss. He went five innings while allowing four unearned runs on four hits and five walks. He fanned three.

Dean pitched 1.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits. He struck out two.

Cody Miller pitched two-thirds of an inning, striking out one batter.

/sports

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

%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.

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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