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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Turning to hot bats, the Pacific baseball Indians outslugged Borgia Wednesday afternoon in Washington, 14-8.

“What I was impressed with was that every time Borgia scored we answered right back the next inning,” Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed said. “I think the only one we didn’t was in the seventh. We had some really good approaches at the plate and it showed with some of their results.”

Borgia Head Coach Rob Struckhoff was happy with his team’s offensive output as well.

“One area I was happy about was our hitting,” Struckhoff said. “We faced a couple of their best pitchers and really did a good job. Scoring eight runs on a pitching staff coached by Jeff is an accomplishment. It was good to see Justin Baylard get into one for a home run. I don’t think it took more than two seconds for that one to get out.”

Besides Baylard’s home run, Pacific’s James Howie and Ryan Howell also launched shots over the center field fence.

For the Indians, Howie, Noah Brocato, Lane Smith and Tyler Straatmann posted two hits apiece. Hank Vandaveer, Hunter Finney, Tanner Brown and Howell posted one hit each.

Howell scored three runs. Howie, Brocato, Straatmann and Brown scored twice. Smith and Drew Fonner scored one run apiece.

Smith drove in three. Brocato and Howell each had two RBIs. Howie, Vandaveer, Finney and Brown each had one RBI.

Howie, Vandaveer, Finney and Straatmann doubled.

Howell walked three times.

Vandaveer started and went 3.2 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks. He struck out four.

Austin Muich earned the win, going 3.1 innings. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits and one walk while fanning four.

For Borgia, Justin Horace and Evan Ayers each had two hits. Mitchell Hammack, John Himmelberg, Spencer Juergens, Jacob Wunderlich and Baylard had one hit apiece.

Baylard scored twice. Hammack, Himmelberg, Horace, Ayers, Juergens and Philip Swoboda each scored once.

Horace drove in two. Hammack, Himmelberg, Wunderlich, Baylard and Swoboda each had one RBI.

Hammack, Himmelberg, Horace, Juergens and Wunderlich doubled.

Hammack started and went four innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks. He struck out three.

Ayers went one inning and took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits and four walks.

Jacob Grellner pitched the final two innings, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out one.

It was the second time Pacific had beaten the Knights on the Borgia field. The two teams also squared off in the third-place game of the Four Rivers Classic with Pacific winning that one as well.

The two meetings couldn’t have been more different. In the first meeting, it was cold, cloudy and windy with the pitchers and defenses taking care of things in a Pacific shutout win.

On Wednesday, it was sunny and warm and the bats heated up as well.

The scoring started in the second inning. Pacific scored twice, but Borgia came back with three runs.

The Indians scored three times in the third and Borgia scored once.

Things evened up again in the fourth inning with one Pacific run and two Borgia runs.

The Indians broke things open in the fifth with six runs. Borgia got two back, but couldn’t get any closer.

Neither coach was completely happy.

“This was our first game back in over a week,” Reed said. “Practice inside you can only do so much and it showed with our defense at times. We didn’t get some good reads on fly balls that should have been caught.”

Struckhoff said Borgia wasn’t sharp, either.

“For us this game was full of mental mistakes,” Struckhoff said. “We only made one true error in the game, but we had other problems. Not knowing how many outs there were when on the base paths, running into outs at third on ground balls to shortstop, cutting balls on throws when not hearing ‘cut’ are all problems with concentration. Believe me, these will be addressed in practice.”

Pitching wasn’t strong, either.

“To go along with the mental errors, our pitching staff had trouble throwing strikes,” Struckhoff said. “Give Pacific credit, they really swing the bat well. But when you give them nine walks and they are consistently hitting with 2-0 and 3-1 counts, it makes it real easy on the hitter. We need some pitchers besides Spencer and Tyler to step up.”

Pacific was ready to swing away, Reed said.

“We have been working on some things in the cage with the guys and I could tell some were putting it to work,” Reed said. “What I really liked was we were hitting line drives and not popping thing up. That’s an indication that they are concentrating at the plate. Pretty much top to bottom of the lineup did well last night.”

Pacific defeated New Haven in Four Rivers Conference action Thursday, 20-10. Lucas Zurliene was the winning pitcher. Brocato doubled twice and drove in four. Vandaveer and Howell each had three hits.

Kyle Ruediger led New Haven with three hits.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

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

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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