Hosting 15 teams from across the state, the second annual Washington Post 218 Invitational Tournament takes place this week.
The event runs from Wednesday through Sunday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.
West is the defending champion. In last year’s inaugural event, West edged Washington in 15 innings, 8-7.
This year, the 15 teams come from around Missouri.
Pool A consists of West, Eureka, Ballwin, Jefferson City and House Springs.
Pool B is led by St. Charles. Other teams in that pool will be Creve Coeur, St. Peters, Fike and Jackson.
Washington is in Pool C along with Manchester, Thoman Boothe, Dunklin County and Springfield.
The Post 218 games are as follows:
• Wednesday against Manchester at Borgia at 1 p.m.;
• Wednesday against Thoman Boothe at Borgia at 3:30 p.m.;
• Friday against Dunklin County at Ronsick Field at 7:30 p.m.; and
• Saturday against Springfield at Ronsick Field at 7:30 p.m.
Action begins Wednesday with six games at two sites. Pool play continues through Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Playoffs will be held Sunday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field with games at noon and 3 p.m. The championship game is set for 6 p.m. Sunday.
Games are seven innings or have a two-hour time limit.
The tournament schedule is listed below:
Wednesday, June 19
Creve Coeur vs. St. Charles, noon
Creve Coeur vs. St. Peters, 2:30 p.m.
House Springs vs. Ballwin, 5 p.m.
House Springs vs. West, 7:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Manchester, 1 p.m.
Washington vs. Thoman Boothe, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
Manchester vs. Thoman Boothe, 9:30 a.m.
Jackson vs. St. Peters, noon
Jackson vs. Fike, 2:30 p.m.
St. Charles vs. Fike, 5 p.m.
Dunklin County vs. Springfield, 7:30 p.m.
Eureka vs. Ballwin, 11 a.m.
Eureka vs. Jefferson City, 1:30 p.m.
Ballwin vs. Jefferson City, 4 p.m.
Friday, June 21
Eureka vs. Ballwin, 9:30 a.m.
Jefferson City vs. House Springs, noon
Springfield vs. Manchester, 2:30 p.m.
Dunklin County vs. Thoman Boothe, 5 p.m.
Dunklin County vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peters vs. Fike, 11 a.m.
St. Peters vs. St. Charles, 1:30 p.m.
Creve Coeur vs. Jackson, 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
St. Charles vs. Jackson, 9:30 a.m.
Eureka vs. House Springs, noon
West vs. Ballwin, 2:30 p.m.
West vs. Jefferson City, 5 p.m.
Springfield vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Fike vs. Creve Coeur, 11 a.m.
Dunklin County vs. Manchester, 1:30 p.m.
Springfield vs. Th. Boothe, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
Semifinal 1, noon
Semifinal 2, 3 p.m.
Championship, 6 p.m.