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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Washington was six outs away from taking the Four Rivers Baseball Classic championship, but couldn’t hold on to a four-run lead.

Trailing 5-1, Festus grabbed the lead for good with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays to capture the title.

The Tigers (4-3) scored six runs on five hits and took advantage of three Washington errors in the sixth inning.

Washington (3-1) scored one run in the top of the seventh inning and had the tying run on base, but couldn’t pull even.

“Our goal, just like any other team, is to avoid the big inning,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “The game against Borgia, we gave them five outs in the first inning and they didn’t score. These guys swing it a little better and you can’t make errors against them.”

Camron Shipley got the start on the mound for Washington and suffered the loss. He crusied through the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth.

In 5.1 innings of work, Shipley allowed seven runs, four earned, on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Chris Bethal took over in the seventh inning and got the final two outs.

“Camron threw another good game for us against a team that one through nine, hits it. They hit the ball at a pretty good level. Camron even admitted it coming off the field that they could hit,” Bray said. “We gave them six outs in the sixth inning. Camron worked his tail off and got us ground balls on plays that we can make, and we didn’t make them.”

Festus started the sixth inning with four hits, which were followed by three Washington errors and another hit.

It was fielding and throwing miscues that accounted for the errors, which seemed to snowball in the sixth inning.

It all added up to six runs scored for the Tigers.

“Camron is our normal shortstop and when he’s on the mound, Seth (Bollmann) has to step up,” Bray said. “We’ve yet to find a steady guy at third base. We’ve used a couple of different guys there. (Ryan) Becszlko can play anywhere. We have him at second base now. It’s just a matter of making plays, which I know we’re capable of doing.”

The Blue Jays scored single runs in each of the first five innings for a 5-1 advantage.

In the bottom of the second inning, Festus’ Ethan Reando belted a home run.

Ryan Becszlko led Washington’s 10-hit attack with three hits, three RBIs and one run scored.

Shipley (one double) helped himself at the plate with a pair of hits.

Seth Bollmann also had two hits and scored a run.

Finishing with one hit were Aaron Meyer (double), Matt McGilvray and Matt Miller. Meyer also scored two runs. Brian Trigg and Austin Finder both scored a run.

Sam Clippard pitched the first five innings for Festus, allowing five runs on nine hits.

Blake Baumer tossed two innings in relief for the win, allowing one run on one hit.

Andrew Hayden and William Wamble both had two hits for the Tigers.

“We’ve left too many guys on base in every game that we’ve played. We’ve had chances to put teams away. It didn’t hurt us in our first three games,” Bray said. “In a game like this against a team that can hit the ball well, you have to score the runs you’re supposed to score. I felt that way when it was 5-1. It came back to bite us.”

Bray said it’s an encouraging start to the season for the Blue Jays.

“Overall, I’m pleased with our start. We kind of gave one away, but that’s baseball. I can’t complain,” Bray said. “The kids know we have a lot of work to do and they’re ready to go do it. We have to keep working at it.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

High School Sports


Friday, Sept. 4

Miller Career at Borgia    7 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    7 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    7 p.m.

*St. James at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Montgomery Co    7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 28

Borgia 31, Union 19

Sullivan 26, Washington 21

Ozark 24, St. Clair 14

Potosi 27, Pacific 7

Hermann 40, Cuba 14

Blair Oaks 48, Owensville 19

Houston 36, St. James 35

Warrenton 37, Troy 13

Orchard Farm 14, Wright City 12

Friday, Aug. 21

Borgia 55, Owensville 16

Washington 34, St. Clair 12

Parkway West 39, Union 14

De Soto 40, Pacific 14

Park Hills Central 52, Sullivan 14

Hermann 55, Montgomery Co 6

St. James 64, Cuba 26

Warrenton 28, St. Dominic 26

Wright City 20, Trinity 18


Friday, Aug. 28

Tri-City at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Willard Lori Endicott Tournament

Pool Play

Borgia split with Logan-Rogersville, 22-25, 25-22

Borgia def. Neosho, 25-12, 25-19

Borgia def Stockton, 25-14, 25-19

Borgia def. Green Ridge, 25-8, 25-10

Bracket Play

Borgia def. Aurora, 25-14, 25-23

Borgia def. Willard, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21

Monday, Aug. 31

Warrenton def. St. Clair, 25-10, 17-25, 25-22

Tuesday, Sept. 1

*Borgia def. St. Dominic, 25-18, 25-18

Mehlville def. Union, 25-22, 25-14

Eureka def. Pacific, 23-25, 25-11, 25-13

Waynesville def. Sullivan, 25-19, 25-12

New Haven def. Chamois, 25-4, 25-6

Hermann def. Father Tolton 25-17, 25-17

Mehlville def. Union 25-22, 25-14

Crosspoint at North County    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Washington def. Pacific, 25-21, 25-17

Thursday, Sept. 3

Borgia def. Incarnate Word, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt N, 25-21, 25-14

North County def Union, 25-22, 25-21

Hermann def Fatima, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16

New Haven def Montgomery Co., 25-11, 25-20

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 4

Whitfield at Sullivan    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 5

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 8

*Borgia at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Kingston at St. Clair    5 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    5 pm.

Union at Montgomery Co    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Father Tolton    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Rock Bridge    6 p.m.

Belle at Sullivan    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

*Borgia at Rosati-Kain    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

St. Clair at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Union    5 p.m.

Centralia at New Haven    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Park Hills Central    5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Pacific at Fox    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia Tournament    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

St. Clair, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Classic    TBA


Friday, Aug. 28

Lutheran South at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Belle Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 29

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 1

*Union 11, New Haven 0

*Sullivan 10, St. Clair 0

*Pacific 17, Hermann 0

Wednesday, Sept. 2

*Borgia 12, Duchesne 2

Eureka 13, Washington 2

Thursday, Sept. 3

*Borgia 12, Rosati-Kain 0

*Union 7,  Pacific 2 

*Owensville 15, St. Clair 0

*Hermann 14, New Haven 5

Sullivan 4, St. James 3

Warrenton 12, Wentzville Liberty 0

Saturday, Sept. 5

St. Clair at Potosi Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 8

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

*Union at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

*St. Clair at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Washington at Francis Howell Central Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia at Cuba Tny    TBA

Washington at Francis Howell Central Tny    TBA

Owensville Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA


Friday, Aug. 28

*Fulton SA at Eagle Ridge    4:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Heritage     5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

De Soto 4, St. Clair 0

St. Charles 2, Washington 1

*STL United at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1

Crosspoint at North County    6 p.m.

Borgia 3, Fort Zumwalt West 1 (St. Dominic Tny)    

Wednesday, Sept. 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N 4, Washington 0

Thursday, Sept. 3

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

Helias 3, Washington 1 

Borgia 1, Kennedy 0 at St. Dominic Tny

Friday, Sept. 4

*Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 5

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny  

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Valley Park at Sullivan    4 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Warrenton at Washington    5 p.m.

Union at Hancock    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    5 p.m.

Pacific at Mehlville    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Pacific at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*Westwood at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

St. Clair at North County    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

*Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

Pacific Tournament

Monday, Aug. 31

G1 Eureka 10, Union 0

G2 Wentzville Liberty 2, Pacific 1 (PKs)

G3 Windsor 7, Warrenton 5

Tuesday, Sept. 1

G4 Seckman 2, Rolla 1

G5 Pacific 3, Union 1

Wednesday, Sept. 2

G6 Eureka 5, Wentzville Liberty 1

G7 Windsor 2, Seckman 1

G8 Rolla 5, Warrenton 2

Thursday, Sept. 3

Consolation — Rolla 2, Pacific 1

Third place — Seckman 2, Wentzville Liberty 0

Championship — Eureka 2, Windsor 1

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 28

St. Clair at First Capital Inv    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 29

Washington at Lafayette    9 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

New Haven Short Course    8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Sullivan Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia, Washington, St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at Forest Park    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 24

Washington 260, Borgia 277 (Medalist Sydney Parrish, Washington, 44) 

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Troy 195, Washington 204, Borgia 209 (Medalist Bayley Henke, Troy, 41)

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Barat Academy 243, Borgia 219 (Medalist Marcie Brinker, Borgia, 46) 

Thursday, Aug. 27

Washington 193, Borgia 220 (Medalists Emma Jones, Washington and Sydney Unnerstall, Borgia 45)

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Washington Tny- Washington 400, Troy 401, Wentzville Liberty 417, Lutheran St. Charles 430, Borgia 431, Francis Howell Central 515, Ft. Zumwalt East 520. (Medalists — Madeline Larouere, Liberty, and Alyssa Wrozier, LSC 84)

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Washington 201, Borgia 208, Ste. Genevieve not enough for team score

Thursday, Sept. 3

*Borgia at Lutheran SC    3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4

Washington at Troy Tny    8 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

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

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Borgia, Timberland, Warrenton at Washington     3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

*Borgia at Notre Dame    3:30 p.m.

Washington at Wentzville Liberty    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Ft Zumwalt South

Friday, Sept. 4

Washington at CBC, Oakville    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt S    3:30 p.m.

*League Games