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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 8:00 pm

It wasn’t as easy as it seemed, but the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team continued its domination of Ninth District competition this week.

Washington (19-3, 11-0) rallied to win at Warrenton Tuesday night, 14-4, and rolled past Wentzville at home Wednesday, 23-3.

Post 218 continues league action with three consecutive games.

On Friday, Post 218 hosts St. Peters at 7 p.m.

That will be Kids 12 and Under Night, according to Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner. All kids 12 and under will get a free ice cream and get to run the bases after the game.

On Saturday, Washington visits rival West for an 8 p.m. game.

And, on Sunday, Post 218 visits Elsberry.

“We are well past the halfway point in our district schedule and we need to keep playing at a high level in order to win the district title,” Gardner said.


Post 218 coaches, players and fans were sweating hard Tuesday night at Warrenton.

And it had nothing to do with the weather.

For six innings, Washington was shut out. And after the third inning, Post 218 trailed 4-0 after Warrenton struck first.

But Washington came back in the top of the sixth. Post 218 scored five times in the top of the sixth.

Washington added five runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to end it, 14-4.

“We really did not have the focus you need to play good quality baseball,” Gardner said. “Even when we were scoring runs we were making some bad mental base running mistakes. It was one of those games that even though we won it was not the kind of baseball we want to play.”

Jakob Junker kept Post 218 off the board for over five innings. But Washington finally started to hit the ball in the sixth and took over from there.

Zach Pointer and Luke Hasenjaeger pitched for Post 218.

Pointer went the first four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and one walk. He struck out eight Warrenton batters.

Hasenjaeger was the winning pitcher, going four innings while allowing one hit and one walk. He struck out six.

“On the bright side, Luke Hasenjaeger was really sharp in his four innings of relief,” Gardner said.

Offensively, Grant Eckelkamp, Sam Katzung and Justin Schuler each had two hits in the game.

Eckelkamp scored a run, drove in one, walked, stole two bases and was hit by a pitch.

Katzung scored twice, drove in one, walked and was hit by a pitch.

Schuler doubled, scored three times, drove in two runs and walked.

Noah Borgerding contributed a triple. He scored once, drove in four runs, walked and added a sacrifice fly.

Dilan Bollmann and Trent Leimkuehler doubled.

Bollmann stole two bases, scored twice and drove in two runs. Leimkuehler scored once.

Jack Kopmann, Matt Jones and Ben Huffman singled.

Kopmann scored once and walked.

Jones scored three runs, walked and was hit by a pitch.

Huffman drove in a run and also walked.

Corey Eckenfels led Warrenton with two doubles.


Returning to Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field Wednesday, the Post 218 Seniors ripped Wentzville in seven innings, 23-3.

“We came out and played really well against Wentzville,” Gardner said. “We were patient at the plate and hit the ball hard several times.”

Washington opened scoring with four runs in the first. Wentzville got one back in the second, but Post 218 added two more runs to the lead.

In the third, Washington scored seven times. Post 218 added three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth inning.

Wentzville scored once in the sixth while Post 218 scored three more times in the bottom of the inning. Wentzville scored one more run in the seventh before the game was called on the mercy rule.

Jared Walde started for Washington and went five innings. He allowed one run on one hit and four walks while striking out three.

“Jared gave us a solid start on the mound even though he had to battle a pretty tight strike zone,” Gardner said.

Andrew Sumner pitched the final two innings, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk.

Offensively, Leimkuehler paced the team with three hits and needed only a triple for the cycle.

Leimkuehler homered, doubled and singled. He scored four runs and drove in three. He also had one stolen base.

“Noah just missed a home run to dead center and Trent hit a no-doubter to left,” Gardner said.

Eckelkamp, Bollmann, Jones and Borgerding each had two hits.

Eckelkamp scored three runs, drove in one, walked and added a sacrifice fly.

Bollmann scored twice, drove in one, walked twice and had one stolen base.

Jones scored twice, drove in two, walked three times, was hit by a pitch and stole a base.

Borgerding doubled, scored twice, drove in two and was hit by a pitch.

Hasenjaeger had one hit, drove in a run and walked.

Sam Katzung drew two walks and scored twice.

Ben Huffman walked twice, scored three times and stole a base.

Schuler drove in two runs.

Tyler Murray walked and drove in a run.

Brendan Feldmann walked and scored a run.

Alex Graville took the loss for Wentzville. Carson Bush hit a double.


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 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. West, 10 a.m.

G6 St. Charles vs. Daniel boone, 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 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka vs. Washington, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — Jackson 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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