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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:00 am

Two pitching gems put the Washington Post 218 Seniors in the championship game of their own tournament Sunday for the second consecutive year.

Post 218 (13-7) got a four-hit shutout from Aaron Meyer in the quarterfinals against Creve Coeur (1-0) and a five-hit shutout by Spencer Juergens (6-0) against Jackson in the event semifinals.

“We were a little flat but Aaron Meyer gave us a strong shutout pitching performance to help us win 1-0,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “We didn’t swing the bats very well, but were able to put a few hits together to score the only run we needed.”

Juergens followed with another strong performance and has not allowed a run yet this season.

“Spencer Juergens gave us another great outing against a very good Jackson team that had a 17-2 record coming into the game,” Gardner said.

One of the two birthday boys, Noah Borgerding, had the biggest hit of the day, a home run against Jackson.

“Noah Borgerding had a big solo home run to open the scoring and that really helped us with our confidence at the plate as were able to put up five more runs and cruise to a 6-0 victory,” Gardner said. “We also really played great defense with diving catches in the outfield by Noah and Austin (Finder).”

Creve Coeur

Washington had a tougher task after having its quarterfinal game against Creve Coeur washed out by a big storm. The rain hit late in the Jackson-Manchester quarterfinal game, but that contest was far enough along to be declared over when tournament officials realized the rain wasn’t ending any time soon.

“The rain on Saturday night forced us to play our first bracket game against Creve Coeur on Sunday morning,” Gardner said.

That pushed the last quarterfinal, between Post 218 and Creve Coeur, to Sunday morning.

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, Gardner opted to change the lineup a bit, putting Meyer on the mound in place of Juergens. It turned out to be a move which strengthened things for both games.

Meyer went the distance, needing just 80 pitches to earn the win. He allowed four hits and didn’t walk a batter while fanning five Post 397 hitters.

Washington needed Meyer’s arm as Creve Coeur’s Connor Kraus went the distance as well. He allowed one run on six hits while not walking anyone. He struck out five Washington hitters.

The lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out, birthday celebrant Noah Borgerding bashed a double to center field.

Juergens followed with a single into left field and Nathan Hillermann drove in the run with a hit to center.

Hillermann had two of the six Washington hits in the game, both singles. He drove in the run.

Borgerding doubled, the only extra-base hit of the game, and scored.

Sam Katzung and Justin Baylard also had singles.

Ross Seitter stole a base.

For Creve Coeur, Krause helped his own cause with two singles. Sam Riley and Cody Mayse also had singles.

Mayse and Austin Mischel put down bunts. Dante Edwards stole a base.

Post 218 played error-free ball, but Creve Coeur made two fielding miscues. Washington stranded seven runners and Creve Coeur left four on base.


After West defeated the Metro East Bears in the opening semifinal, Washington took on Jackson with Juergens on the mound.

And the Post 218 pitcher did his part, going the distance while allowing five hits and no walks. He struck out six Jackson batters in the win.

Washington gave Juergens all of the support he needed on one swing of the bat in the fourth inning. Borgerding celebrated his birthday with a home run to left center field.

In the fifth, Washington added a second run in the fifth inning. Bollmann led off with a single and moved to third on a double by Finder. Meyer drilled a fly ball to center and that was deep enough to score Bollmann.

Things got interesting in the bottom of the fifth. Jackson got a double to start the inning and then moved the runner to third on a one-out single.

With runners on the corners, Juergens struck out the next batter as Jackson tried a double steal. It seemed that Jackson scored a run and advanced the runner, but the umpire called batter’s interference on the play and declared the runner going to second out as well, negating the run.

After an argument, the Jackson third base coach was ejected. Washington continued Jackson’s troubles in the sixth with four additional insurance runs as Borgerding, Hillermann, Mitch Hammack and Seitter crossed the plate.

For the game, Finder and Seitter each had two hits.

Finder doubled and drove in one run. Seitter stole a base, scored and drove in a run.

Borgerding had one hit, the home run, scored twice and drove in one.

Bollmann singled, scored and walked.

Hammack scored and drove in a run while adding a sacrifice.

Hillermann had one hit, one run and two walks.

Katzung singled. Meyer contributed a sacrifice fly.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games