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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:30 am

Washington Post 218 claimed the Ninth District regular season title on the Junior Legion level with a pair of victories.

Washington (22-2, 19-1) won Saturday at home over Hannibal 2-0 and Sunday at Elsberry, 5-1.

Pacific (24-3, 18-2) lost Monday to Elsberry 5-4 in nine innings, giving Post 218 the regular season crown.

The Ninth District Tournament is scheduled to begin this weekend. The bracket will be announced late in the week.

“With our regular season over, we will have a few days to relax and make sure everyone is healthy going into the tournament. We should also be able to get in a few practices as well,” said Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp. “There are still a lot of teams that have to get games in before the July 4th deadline, so we will have to wait a few days to see who will be playing once the district tournament starts next week.”

Hannibal

Washington and Hannibal combined for just seven hits in a 2-0 Post 218 victory at Ronsick Field.

Nick Thiel got the start on the mound for Post 218 and earned the win. In five innings, he allowed no runs on two hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Todd Feldmann tossed two scoreless innings in relief for the save. He struck out one batter, walked one and gave up one hit.

“Both of our pitchers did a great job of throwing strikes and letting our defense work behind them,” Kleekamp said. “We played a great game defensively.”

Post 218 scored single runs in the bottom of the second and fifth innings.

Spencer Juergens collected two of Washington’s four hits. He also scored a run.

Ross Seitter finished with one hit (double) and one run.

Aaron Meyer added one hit (double).

John Himmelberg drew a pair of walks. Max Diener added one walk and one RBI.

Elsberry

Washington received a two-hit pitching performance from Meyer in Sunday’s 5-1 win at Elsberry.

In seven innings of work, Meyer allowed one run on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

“Aaron retired the first 11 batters he faced. He was extremely efficient, only throwing about 65 pitches in the complete game,” Kleekamp said. “Aaron has been one of our top starters all year. He pitched one of his best games of the season. Our defense also deserves a good portion of the credit. They had another great game behind him.”

Washington broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the top of the fourth inning.

“Their pitcher kept us off balance throughout the first three innings, but we were finally able to get to him in the fourth inning,” Kleekamp said. “We utilized a little small ball to get the inning started. Ross Seitter led off with a great bunt single. We took advantage of a few mental mistakes as well as putting a few hits together to score four in the inning. We probably should have picked up a few more runs in the inning, but we had a mental breakdown or two. The way Aaron was pitching, four was more than enough.” Both teams scored single runs in the sixth inning. Post 218 scored on a home run by Nate Hillermann.

“Nate has been taking a lot more consistent at bats over the last few games, and it was great to see him put a good swing on his home run,” Kleekamp said. “Hopefully he can continue to stay hot into the district tournament.”

Hillermann and Feldmann both had two hits for Post 218. Hillermann added two runs and one RBI. Feldmann also had a walk and one RBI.

Justin Baylard finished with one hit (double), two RBIs and one run.

Seitter collected one hit and one run. Kyle Summers had one hit.

Ryan Becszlko added one walk and one RBI. Juergens scored a run.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

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.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

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

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

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 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    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

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

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 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

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

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

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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