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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2:00 pm

Justin Schuler put up eye-popping numbers in his pitching performance last Friday against Warrenton at Dutzow Ballpark.

The senior southpaw tossed a seven-inning no-hitter, registering 17 strikeouts, in the Blue Jays’ 9-0 baseball victory over the Warriors.

“I’m excited about it. I never thought I’d ever have a game like that. I don’t consider myself a strikeout pitcher,” Schuler said. “The big thing was that I usually got ahead in the count. Once I got ahead, I got them out with my curveball, or stayed with my fastball if they weren’t catching up to it.”

All but four of the outs Schuler recorded came via the strikeout.

In the four outs that were not strikeouts, two of them were ground balls back to the mound, meaning Schuler had a hand in 19 of the 21 outs.

The other two outs were a sacrifice bunt that catcher Sam Katzung fielded and a fly ball to right field caught by Jared Walde.

In seven innings of work, Schuler allowed no runs or hits with four walks and 17 strikeouts. He struck out the first five batters of the game.

“It’s hard to describe Justin’s performance. He started out not being able to throw a strike while warming up, and then went out and completely dominated,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “I believe the 17 strikeouts is a school record, and our first no-hitter versus a GAC school. It was a great performance against a pretty good team.”

Schuler, who once threw a one-hitter for the Washington Post 218 Junior Legion team, agreed that he did not have a good warm-up session.

“I’ve noticed that when I don’t throw well in the bullpen, I usually have a good game,” Schuler said. “In this game, part of it probably was that there isn’t a mound in the bullpen at Dutzow, which threw me off a little.”

The Blue Jays (7-4) took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning, which was all they needed.

They added three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and five in the sixth.

“It was a 1-0 game through 4 1/2 innings, so it was much closer than the final score indicated,” Bray said. “It was hard to get a read on our defense with only having to field two balls.”

Brock Hopkins, who has one of the top batting averages in the St. Louis area at .560, continued his hot hitting by going 3-3 at the plate with a double, two RBIs and two runs.

Dilan Bollmann and Katzung (one double) both were 2-4 with one RBI. Bollmann also scored two runs.

Todd Hellmann (double) and Phillip Straatmann both finished with one hit and one walk. Straatmann also scored a run.

Alex Monehan and Luke Hasenjaeger both walked and scored. Pete Coulter scored two runs.

Ben Stephens was Warrenton’s starting pitcher and suffered the loss.

Trevor Bradshaw and Corey Eckenfels both drew a pair of walks for the Warriors (5-3).

It was a 1-0 game through 4 1/2 innings, so it was much closer than the final score indicated,” Bray said.

Lutheran South

Washington won Monday at Lutheran South, 4-3.

The Blue Jays led 4-0 after scoring two runs in the top of the first inning and single tallies in the third and fourth frames.

The Lancers (10-4) scored one run in the bottom of the fourth and two in the fifth.

“We jumped out to an early lead and held on from there with Kyle Summers closing it out,” Bray said. “He came in the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and started the 1-2-3 double play when he made a very good play on a ball back to him. He then shut the door in the seventh.”

Zach Pointer pitched the first four innings for the win. He allowed three runs, two earned, five hits with five walks and three strikeouts.

Andrew Sumner, 1.1 innings, and Kyle Summers, 1.2 innings, pitched in relief. Summers earned the save.

Sam Katzung was 3-3 at the plate with one RBI.

Todd Hellmann was 3-4 with two runs and one RBI.

Hopkins belted a home run, finishing with one hit, one RBI and one run.

Hasenjaeger, Pointer and Walde each added one hit. Pointer scored a run.

Jeff Hennen started and suffered the loss for Lutheran South. Nicholas Bohlmann, Trevor Jost and Cole Bornhop each had two hits.


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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