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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 2:45 pm

With a win sandwiched between two losses, the Borgia softball Lady Knights placed sixth at Saturday’s Union Tournament.

Borgia (1-3) opened the tournament with a 10-2 loss to Pacific, but came back to beat the host school, 14-8. That reversed the result from the season opener last Thursday (5-0 Union win).

In the final round, Farmington won third place with an 18-2 win over the Lady Knights.

“I was proud of the way the girls did not give up an at-bat in any of the games,” Borgia Head Coach Stan Westhoff said. “They battled until the end, even in games in which we were down. This is a better start to the season than last year in that we did not win a game in the Union Tournament last year.”

Westhoff feels the win should help the team.

“We need to build on the success we had so far and understand that a bad loss does not define us any more than your best win in a season,” Westhoff said.

Borgia jumps back into action with a busy week. The Lady Knights opened Archdiocesan Athletic Association action Tuesday against St. Dominic. Borgia hosts Pacific Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and St. Clair Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

“We have a very busy week this week and next with seven games in 10 weekdays,” Westhoff said. “The test tonight against St. Dominic will be big because they have been the conference champs the last few years. They are always tough and then we have Pacific again which will be a tough battle as well as St. Clair, which is a very improved team since the last time we saw them. It will be a tough week.”


The highlight of the Union Tournament was the 14-8 win over Union in the consolation semifinals Saturday afternoon.

“The Union game was amazing for us because we kept coming back to tie or take a small lead,” Westhoff said. “I wish I knew which switch to push to turn the hitting on, but it was the key to this game.”

Borgia led 3-2 after one inning, 4-3 after two innings and was tied at the close of three, 5-5.

Union went on top in the fourth, but Borgia responded with three runs in the bottom of that frame.

Up 8-7 going to the bottom of the fifth, Borgia put the game away with a six-run rally. Union scored its final run in the top of the seventh.

Rachel Boley was the winning pitcher, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and eight walks. She walked four.

Cali Witte picked up the save, going 1.1 innings. She allowed one run on two hits and two walks.

Offensively, Katelyn Gratza and Elizabeth Westhoff each had three hits.

Gratza tripled, scored three times and drove in three.

Westhoff scored three runs and drove in one.

Witte posted two hits with two runs and two RBIs. One of her hits was a double.

Kaylee Heggemann had one hit, a double, and drove in four runs. She scored once.

Taylor Nadler doubled and scored. Madelyn Tuepker singled, walked and scored.

Boley singled, walked and drove in two runs. Payton Keene doubled, scored twice and drove in one. Boley and Keene sacrificed.

Megan Jensen scored a run.


Starting the tournament, Borgia was in good shape in the middle of the fourth.

The Lady Knights were tied with Pacific, 1-1. But Pacific scored six times in the bottom of the fourth and went on to win, 10-2.

Witte pitched and took the loss, allowing 10 runs (four earned) on 10 hits and five walks. She struck out two.

Offensively, Heggemann had two hits and two walks.

Batters with one hit apiece were Boley, Gratza, Nadler, Jensen and Tuepker.

Boley doubled. Michaela Morhaus and Tuepker scored the runs. Morhaus and Heggemann walked.


Borgia’s final game in the event ended in an 18-2 loss to Farmington for third place.

Borgia started strong with two runs in the bottom of the first. But that’s where the highlights stopped.

Farmington scored eight times in the second, four in the third and six in the fourth to win the contest.

Borgia helped the Knightettes with six errors.

Jensen and Nadler each had two hits. Jensen doubled and drove in a run. Nadler doubled, scored and stole a base.

Witte had Borgia’s other hit. She scored and stole a base.

Morhaus took the loss, going 1.1 innings. She allowed eight runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk.

Witte pitched 2.2 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk. She struck out two.

Boley recorded one out while allowing five runs (four earned) on one hit and three walks.

“We started out all right in the other two games, but errors and unlucky hitting worked against us,” Westhoff said. “Ultimately, the heat wore our pitching down and Farmington is a very good team. They were hitting bullets all over the field, nothing cheap.”


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