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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:30 pm

MOBERLY — Controlling play Sunday afternoon, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion forced a winner-take-all game at the Zone 1 Tournament in Moberly.

Post 218 knocked off Jefferson City Post 5, 6-2, at the Howard Hills Complex to force a final contest to determine the Zone 1 winner.

“It was a great victory and one that I will remember for a long time,” said Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner.

Washington (36-9 with the win) avenged two earlier losses to Jefferson City, including one the previous afternoon in the winners’ bracket final, with the victory.

Post 218 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second and doubled that in the bottom of the fourth.

Jefferson City scored its two runs in the fifth, but Washington added two final runs in the seventh inning.

For Post 218, it turned into pitching by committee.

Zach Pointer got the start for Washington and lasted 3.2 innings before giving way. He allowed three hits, five walks and one hit batter while striking out one.

Andrew Sumner escaped a fourth-inning jam and earned the win. Sumner went 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out two.

Tyler Tuepker sealed the victory with four innings of scoreless pitching. He was credited with a save while allowing just one hit over the final four frames. He struck out two.

“Our pitchers really toughed it out and between Zach and Andrew,” Gardner said. “They were able to get us through five innings. Andrew came in with the bases loaded and was able to get a strikeout on a great change up low and away. Tyler then came and shut them down for the victory.”

Offensively, Post 218 was led by Grant Eckelkamp, who recorded three of Washington’s nine hits. Two of the hits were helped by the field. One bounced over the head of the shortstop while another rebounded off the second base bag.

Eckelkamp also drove in a run.

Tony Helfrich posted the only extra-base hit for Washington, a double. He scored and drove in a run.

Trent Leimkuehler singled, scored, drove in one, walked twice and stole a base.

Jack Kopmann singled and added a sacrifice.

Noah Borgerding singled, scored and drove in a run. He added a sacrifice fly.

Luke Hasenjaeger singled and added a sacrifice bunt.

Sam Katzung singled, scored, drove in a run and walked.

Matt Jones walked, was hit by a pitch and scored.

Dilan Bollmann scored a run.

On the other side, Garrett Haslag started for Post 5 and lasted five innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks with four wild pitches.

Levi Rose pitched the last three innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit, one walk and one hit batter. He struck out one.

Offensively, Cole Distler led Post 5 with two hits.

The other hits came from Connor Hager, Patrick Schnieders, Daniel Castillo (double), Logan Bax (triple) and Corey Beard.

Dietler and Schnieders scored the runs. Logan Bax recorded both RBIs with his triple.

Beard also was hit by a pitch.


Borgerding led off the second inning with a single and Hasenjaeger bunted him to second.

A double by Helfrich plated the first run. Helfrich went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a hit by Katzung.

In the fourth, Katzung started the rally with a one-out walk. He took second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Eckelkamp.

Eckelkamp was put out on a fielder’s choice on a ball hit by Bollmann.

Bollmann followed by taking second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Leimkuehler.

In the top of the fifth, Distler and Schnieders led off with back-to-back singles.

After an infield fly, Sumner struck out Castillo looking. Bax continued the inning with a triple to the center field fence, bringing in two. But Sumner got a flyout to escape the mess, 4-2.

In the seventh, Leimkuehler walked and pushed to second when Jones was hit by a pitch. Kopmann put down a bunt and reached on an error. Leimkuehler scored on that play and Jones moved to third.

Borgerding hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Jones with the sixth run.

In the final two innings, Castillo led off the eighth with a double to left field, but that was it. Jefferson City went down in order. Leimkuehler squeezed his glove shut on a flyout to center to give Post 218 the victory, a force a winner-take-all game.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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