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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


Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

@Neosho Co def. ECC, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23

Marquette def. Washington 25-19, 25-20

@ECC def. Labette, 25-15, 13-15, 25-20, 25-18

Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. St. Louis Panthers    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

@ECC vs. Fort Scott    11 a.m.

@ECC vs. Pratt    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor Tny    TBA

Monday, Aug. 25

Steelville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pacific at Seckman    4:15 p.m.

Union at Potosi    5 p.m.

Washington at Francis Howell C    5 p.m.

Pacific at Farmington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Central Methodist JV at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Notre Dame at Borgia, 5 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    5 p.m.

Battle at Union    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    8 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Warrenton at Union    6 p.m.

Duchesne at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City at St. Clair    6 p.m.

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Fulton St. Albans at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Friday, Aug. 22

Crosspoint at ER    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Union PPD, Rescheduled for Oct. 13

#Washington 2, Bishop DuBourg 1

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Rockwood Summit 8, Washington 0

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Sunday, Aug. 24

Heartland at ECC    1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union at St. James    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Fredericktown    5 p.m.

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union    7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Washington at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

*Borgia at Kennedy    TBA

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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