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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.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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