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

Ronsick Field

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

Ronsick Field

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

Ronsick Field

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

Ronsick Field

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

Ronsick Field

Semifinal 1, noon

Semifinal 2, 3 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.