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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:15 pm

Despite falling to eventual champion Washington in the semifinals, the Union softball Lady ’Cats brought home third place from the Ft. Zumwalt North Tournament Saturday.

“Congratulations to Washington on winning the tournament,” said Union Head Coach Bill Juengel.

Union (14-6) opened the event with an 8-2 win over Trinity Friday night, but lost 7-4 to Washington in the semifinals. The Lady ’Cats bounced back to win 1-0 over Hazelwood West in the third-place contest.


Union rolled to a victory in its first game Friday, beating Trinity 8-2.

“We were able to get the bats going and score some runs later in the game,” Juengel said.

Union scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings before tacking on five in the bottom of the sixth. Trinity scored in the second and fifth innings.

Janna Ruether pitched for Union and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks. She struck out five.

“Janna Ruether pitched a good game with the defense playing well behind her,” Juengel said.

Kayla Kelly paced the offense with two hits, including a double. She drove in four of the runs.

Sam Wickes also had two hits and scored once. Courntey Zweifel had one hit and three runs.

Others with hits were Tara Nolkemper and Ruether. Megan Altemueller, Ruether, Jordan Thorpe and Kirsten Dierberg also crossed the plate.

Nolkemper and Thorpe drove in the other runs.

Altemueller and Shelby Miller drew one walk apiece.


Union opened with a run in the bottom of the first, but Washington scored four in the third and one in the fifth.

Union added two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Washington scored twice in the seventh and Union added one final run.

Sheena Carroll pitched for Union and allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits. She struck out three.

Miller had two hits and one RBI. Jerica Reeser had the only extra-base hit, a double.

Dierberg, Kelly and Thorpe singled. Zweifel walked twice, stole a base and scored three runs. Reeser scored the other run.

Dierberg and Thorpe posted the other RBIs.

Ruether walked and Wickes added a sacrifice.

Hazelwood West

Ruether posted the shutout, allowing only four hits and one walk while striking out six.

Union had trouble against Hazelwood West’s pitcher as well, only scoring in the top of the seventh.

Ruether scored the winning run with Thorpe driving her home.

“Both teams made some pretty good plays in the field to hold the other scoreless for a majority of the game,” Juengel said. “Janna Ruether walked to lead off the seventh. A sacrifice bunt advanced her to second and she advanced to third on a wild pitch. With two outs, Jordan Thorpe came through with a base hit to right to score the game’s only run.”

Altemueller doubled in the game while Reeser, Thorpe and Zweifel hit singles.

Ruether drew a walk. Altemueller added a sacrifice.


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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

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