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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:15 pm

After Wednesday’s sweep at Borgia, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team might want to play more doubleheaders.

Playing back-to-back games in the Washington Post 218 Wood Bat Tournament at Borgia, the host squad posted a sweep of 10th District competition Manchester and Thoman Boothe.

Post 218 opened with an 8-0 win over Manchester in the opening game and closed the first day with a 5-1 win over Thoman Boothe.

The day’s common theme for Washington was strong pitching. Tony Helfrich tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener and Jared Walde held Thoman Boothe to one run on three hits in the second game.

“We really played well against Manchester,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “Tony Helfrich went the distance and we played great defense.”

Walde took charge in the second game.

“Jared Walde came out and pitched his best game of the year,” Gardner said. “About the fourth he found his command of the strike zone and was dominant after that.”

Through Thursday’s action, Washington was the only team in Pool C to be 2-0.

Dunklin County shut out Springfield in its first game, 10-0. That means Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. game at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field could go a long way toward determining the pool champion.

Post 218 will finish out pool action Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Springfield, which was 0-1 going into action Friday.

Manchester was 1-1 while Thoman Boothe was 0-2.

Pool winners and one wildcard will advance to the semifinals of the 15-team tournament Sunday.

In Pool A, Jefferson City was 2-0 with West, Eureka and Ballwin at 1-1. House Springs was 0-2.

In Pool B, Jackson stood at 2-0 with St. Charles, Creve Coeur and Fike each at 1-1. St. Peters was 0-2.


Scoring four runs in the bottom of the first gave Post 218 the cushion it needed to hold down Manchester.

“We were really patient at the plate and were able to take several walks,” Gardner said. “Matt Jones came through with a bases-loaded double in the first that cleared the bases and we never looked back.”

Washington added another run in the third and three in the fifth.

Helfrich and his defense made sure that Manchester didn’t get much more. Over seven innings, he held Manchester to five hits and three walks while striking out eight batters.

Offensively, Washington’s eight hits came from seven different batters.

Jack Kopmann led the way with two hits, including a double.

Matt Jones and Noah Borgerding also doubled in the game. Trent Leimkuehler, Luke Hasenjaeger, Sam Katzung and Ben Huffman posted singles.

Dilan Bollmann and Leimkuehler each scored twice. Grant Eckelkamp, Borgerding, Hasenjaeger and Todd Kleekamp also scored runs.

Jones recorded two RBIs while Borgerding and Hasenjaeger each drove in one.

Bollmann drew two walks. Eckelkamp walked once.

Hasenjaeger was hit by a pitch. Bollmann and Leimkuehler stole bases.

Thoman Boothe

Washington was the visiting team for the day’s second game against Thoman Boothe at Borgia.

Post 218 scored once in the first and once in the second before the Overland team cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second, 2-1.

In the third inning, Post 218 scored once and that held up until Washington added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

“It was a tight game until Luke provided a big two out hit in the seventh, driving in two runs,” Gardner said.

Walde went the distance for Washington, allowing one run on three hits and one walk. He struck out five.

Washington’s seven hits were spread among six different players.

Eckelkamp posted two singles.

Leimkuehler and Bollmann each doubled.

Hasenjaeger, Borgerding and Katzung hit singles.

Eckelkamp scored three runs while Borgerding and Bollmann also crossed the plate.

Hasenjaeger and Leimkuehler drove in two runs apiece. Kopmann had one RBI.

Eckelkamp drew Washington’s only walk.

Hasenjaeger posted a sacrifice bunt while Leimkuehler had a sacrifice fly. Justin Schuler was hit by a pitch.

Eckelkamp stole two bases and Schuler stole one.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

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

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


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

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

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

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

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

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

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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