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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:00 am

Underdog St. Charles Post 312 was the last team standing in the winners’ bracket at the Senior Legion Zone 1 Tournament Saturday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, beating Washington 4-3.

The loss halted a 19-game winning streak for Post 218.

St. Charles (33-18), which was the third team from the Ninth District admitted to the zone event, scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to stun Post 218 (33-7) in the game.

The win allowed St. Charles to take the rest of the day off while waiting for Washington and Moberly to play in the losers’ bracket final. Many of the St. Charles players went to O’Fallon to participate in the Ninth District All-Star Game.

Washington had been cruising with a 3-0 lead heading into the eighth inning.

Starting pitcher Cody Gardner got one out in the inning, but ran into trouble after that.

Sam Chambers led off the inning with a single. Adam Ricks then grounded out to the mound with Chambers taking second on the play.

Connor Brett singled to center. Chambers held up at third putting runners on the corners.

Gardner struck out Michael Pundmann, but he reached base on a wild pitch. He would have been out other than the fact that Brett took second on a wild pitch before that.

Chambers scored on that play while Brett went to third.

Kyle Kramer then reached on an error with Brett scoring on that play.

Manager Mike Gardner made the move to Matt Jones and he induced Austin Olendorff to fly out to center for the second out.

Andrew Holtgreive then hit an infield single to second base. Pundmann came home with the tying run. Kramer rounded third a bit too far, but the throw to third to try to nab him there got away and he scored to put St. Charles ahead.

Holtgreive was thrown out stealing but the damage was done.

“This was really the first game that we gave away all year,” Mike Gardner said. “Cody pitched a great game and deserved to win the game, but our defense failed us at the worst time possible.”

Post 218 started the ninth with a walk by Dustin Howard and a single by Jack Kopmann.

But after a strikeout, St. Charles hurler Sam Melliere escaped the jam. Grant Eckelkamp lined a ball down the first base line, but right into the glove of Holtgreive. He dove to the base and tagged it a moment before Kopmann was able to return to record the game-ending double play.

So, in the matter of minutes, Washington went from being up 3-0 to falling into the losers’ bracket.

Post 218 had taken the lead on a run by Eckelkamp in the third. Trent Leimkuehler drove him home with a single.

Eckelkamp and Leimkuehler both scored on a Mike McGilvray double in the eighth as Post 218 opened up a three-run advantage.

Gardner had been solid through seven innings, but was hit with the loss. He went 7.1 innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits, one walk and two wild pitches. He struck out five.

Jones closed out the game, going two-thirds of an inning while allowing one hit.

Melliere was the winner, throwing 125 pitches. He allowed three runs on 10 hits and one walk. He struck out four.

Washington had 10 hits and four errors in the game. St. Charles had six hits and one error. Washington stranded seven runners while St. Charles left six on base.

Eckelkamp paced the Washington offense with three hits. Leimkuehler and McGilvray each had two hits. McGilvray’s hits were doubles.

Dilan Bollmann, Jones and Kopmann had one hit apiece. Leimkuehler stole a base.

For St. Charles, Brett led the way with two hits. Chambers, Ricks, Holtgreive and Brandon Brett had one hit each.

With the loss, Washington had to return later in the evening to play in the losers’ bracket final.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, quarterfinals, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — Washington vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — Washington vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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