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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Despite being outhit and trailing for part of the game, Pacific found a way past St. Clair in the opening round of the Class 4 District 4 Baseball Tournament.

The fourth-seeded Indians (10-8) advanced with a 9-6 victory over the fifth-seeded Bulldogs Saturday at Ronsick Field in Washington.

“We were down 3-0 right off the bat. It seems like it was that way a lot this year. At least our kids showed a lot of heart and battled back,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “It wasn’t pretty, but all you want to do is advance.”

St. Clair outhit Pacific 13-5, but the Indians took advantage of four errors by the Bulldogs.

“The game was back and forth. In the end, we simply made too many errors and mistakes. We had plays that should have been made and we cost ourselves a close game,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “Pacific is a good young team and they played well. They put pressure on us and took advantage of what we gave them.”

Tyler Straatmann got the start on the mound for Pacific in a no-decision. In 4.1 innings, he allowed six runs on 11 hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Austin Muich, a freshman, finished the game with 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win. He allowed two hits and registered two strikeouts.

“Austin did an outstanding job in relief. He came in the game in a tight situation and got us out of it,” Reed said. “We’ve had a lot of younger players make contributions, which is good for the future of Pacific baseball.”

Brenden Murphy pitched the entire game for the Bulldogs and was hurt by defensive mistakes. In six innings, he allowed nine unearned runs on five hits with five walks, three hit batters and four strikeouts.

St. Clair (6-17) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Pacific countered with two runs in the bottom of the first.

It was back-and-forth from there.

Pacific scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 9-6 lead.

Tanner Brown (double), Eain Roberts (double), Hank Vandaveer, James Howie and Straatmann each had one hit for Pacific.

Vandaveer also walked and scored two runs. Roberts and Straatmann both had one RBI and one run. Brown added one RBI. Howie scored a run.

Ryan Howell scored two runs and had one RBI. Jake Null had one walk, one RBI and one run. Allen Fitzgerald walked twice. Alex Rice scored a run.

Blake Dierking (one double) and Greg Marler both were 3-4 at the plate for the Bulldogs. Dierking added two RBIs. Marler scored two runs and had one RBI.

Austin Gotway reached base three times with two hits and a walk to go with two runs.

Ben Feddersen and Kody Halmich both added one hit and one RBI. Ayden Carey had one hit and one walk. Murphy had one hit and one run. Jake Oermann had one hit.

“We came out aggressive and really put pressure on them. We scored three runs in the first inning and gained a lot of confidence that we needed to get on them,” Hauck said. “Unfortunately, we made an error and had some walks to let them get momentum.”

St. Clair’s six seniors were Gotway, Dierking, Murphy, Marler, Carey and Anna Reed.

“We’ll miss our seniors and wish them the best as they take the next step in their lives,” Hauck said.

Pacific-Westminster

Pacific lost to top-seeded Westminster Monday in the semifinals 10-0 in five innings.

The Wildcats (28-3) broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the third inning, increasing their lead to 8-0.

“Up and down the lineup, that team can swing it,” Reed said. “They had a good guy on the mound. It wasn’t their ace, but he threw three pitches for strikes and pounded the zone. It makes it tough. We tried to compete, but didn’t make enough contact.”

Vandaveer pitched the first 2.2 innings and suffered the loss. He allowed eight runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Muich and Howell pitched in relief.

“Hank did all right. He left some balls out over the plate and they capitalized on them. It was the best I’ve seen him use three pitches early on,” Reed said. “When Muich was out there, our pitcher and catcher both were freshmen. We had a lot of youth on the field. There are good things coming for Pacific baseball.”

Roberts (double), Vandaveer and Howie each had one hit for Pacific.

Davis Vanderslice pitched all five innings for Westminster. He allowed no runs on three hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Shane Benes led the Wildcats at the plate with three hits, including a home run.

Pacific’s two seniors were Brandon Colter and Null.

“I wish some of my other kids had Brandon Colter’s heart. He loves baseball and loves to compete. Jake gives you his best every day,” Reed said. “It hurts that we’re losing them, but we have a lot coming back.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

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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