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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:55 am | Updated: 11:04 am, Thu May 9, 2013.

It’s been seven years since Wright City could call itself a conference champion.

On Monday, the privilege was restored.

The Wildcats 3-2 triumph over North Callaway gave them at least a share of the EMO title, with games still remaining.

In a meeting that was indicative of two 7-0 powers locking horns, picking a hero was a challenge.

“It was about what I expected with two of the best pitchers in the conference going at it,” said Coach Dave Chapman. “It was a total team effort, and that’s what we’ve preaching all year.”

Senior Austin Meine controlled the mound, while freshman Donovan Mozee employed his power at the plate.

Junior Austin Marsh even resorted to his middle school hurdling skills to score the Wildcats’ go-ahead run.

Meine says he was particularly glad to finally be playing a game of significance.

“The past few years, we’ve kind of been in a dry spell and hadn’t played in a game that was for a championship,” he acknowledged.


With one out and base runners lurking on first and second in the bottom of the seventh, pressure bore down on Meine. But his teammates were prepared to back him and snagged the final two outs.

“Whenever something bad would happen, we’d pick each other up, and that’s the way the game is supposed to be played,” said Meine.

He whiffed nine batters, walked five and allowed five hits during a contest where every minor offensive play was potentially a gigantic breakthrough.

“When he or Tyler (Tuepker) pitches, we’ve got a chance to beat anybody,” said Chapman.

The Wildcats managed just two hits through the first three innings, striking out four times.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of offense,” said Chapman. “We did just enough.”

Wright City trailed 1-0 and had been relatively lifeless at the plate when Mozee stepped into the batters box for the second time. He had struck out his first time up, but the third baseman still had a chip on his shoulder.

“I was confident,” asserted Mozee, who unloaded a solo home run over the centerfield fence in the fourth inning to push the Wildcats ahead 2-1.

“I was just trying to take the ball the other way and trying to stay down,” he added.

Tuepker had already scored after leading off the inning with a single.

Mozee, who went 2-for-3, added a pivotal double in the sixth inning to help Marsh score on an acrobatic play at home plate. With the catcher attempting to field the ball directly in the base path, he made a split decision go over instead of through the obstacle.

“I’m not one to take down stocky guys, so instincts kind of took over and I hurdled him,” explained Marsh.

Wright City carried a 3-1 advantage into the bottom of the sixth, during which North Callaway took advantage of a walk and hit-by-pitch to score another run.

The Wildcats were scheduled to meet Montgomery County on Wednesday with an opportunity to win the EMO outright.


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

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

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    TBA

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.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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