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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Showing why it’s one of the hottest baseball teams in the state, Logan-Rogersville eliminated Sullivan from the Class 4 state playoffs.

The Wildcats won for the 20th consecutive time, notching an 8-6 victory over the Eagles in a sectional contest Wednesday at Sullivan High School.

Logan-Rogersville (23-3) hosted Warrensburg (16-6) in the state quarterfinals Thursday night.

“Our kids battled and fought hard, but we came up a little short. That’s baseball,” said Sullivan Head Coach Mike Carmi. “Logan-Rogersville was by far the best team we’ve faced this season. They had a great approach at the plate. There were no easy outs. They were a fundamentally sound team from top to bottom.”

Sullivan (19-7) trailed 8-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but didn’t go down without a fight.

The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and had runners at second and third bases with two outs before the game ended on a strikeout.

“We gave ourselves a chance in the seventh inning,” Carmi said. “We never gave up and battled all the way.”

Seth Mesey was the starting pitcher for Sullivan and suffered the loss. He worked four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Joey Lochner tossed the final three frames for the Eagles. He allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout.

“Seth fought through his four innings. He left a few balls up and they hit them,” Carmi said. “He fell behind in the count a few times and had trouble locating. They eliminated his offspeed pitch and sat on his fastball. Good-hitting teams are able to do that.”

Logan-Rogersville used a pair of right-handed pitchers.

Justin King got the start and worked 6.1 innings before being lifted in the seventh inning. He allowed six runs, five of which came in the first and seventh innings, on 10 hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Tad Mitchell, a sophomore who started the game at third base, took over on the mound in the seventh inning and got the final two outs. He walked one and struck out one.

Sullivan grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run double by Mesey, scoring Jake Lochner and JC Beckett.

The Wildcats scored six unanswered runs to take a 6-2 advantage. They scored one run in the second inning, two in the third and three in the fourth.

The Eagles made the score 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI single by Matt Foster, scoring Beckett.

Logan-Rogersville added single runs in the top of the sixth and seventh innings to increase their lead to 8-3.

Jake Lochner walked and Joey Lochner singled to start the bottom of the seventh inning. Beckett followed with an RBI double to make the score 8-4.

An RBI ground out by Foster made the score 8-5 and Mesey followed with an RBI single to trim the deficit to 8-6.

After the Wildcats changed pitchers, Zach Blanton drew a walk to put runners on first and second bases with one out.

A ground out moved both runners in scoring position with two outs before a strikeout ended the game.

Logan-Rogersville outhit Sullivan, 11-10.

Beckett and Mesey both reached base three times with two hits and a walk. Mesey had three RBIs. Beckett added two runs and one RBI.

Jake Lochner also reached base three times with one hit and two walks to go with two runs.

Cullen Stockley finished the game with two hits.

Joey Lochner, Austin Farris and Foster each collected one hit. Lochner scored a run. Foster had one RBI. Blanton drew a walk.

“Scoring six runs against them, I’ll take that. You can’t expect to score 10 or 12 runs this time of year. There were a few balls we hit right at them,” Carmi said. “Their shortstop and center fielder were very talented and made some nice plays in the field.”

Mitchell had three hits to pace Logan-Rogersville. Evan Gruener added two hits.

“It was a tough loss, but it doesn’t take away what we accomplished this season. We had a 19-7 record against a solid schedule. We were conference and district champions,” Carmi said. “We just ran into a hot team. We have a lot of good seniors who we’ll miss. We’ll try our best to reload next year. We have some talented younger players still in place.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games