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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Playing for pride and the chance to add hardware, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team opened Ninth District Tournament play Thursday with an 8-3 win over Daniel Boone at Westhoff Park in O’Fallon.

Post 218 (31-6) next plays Friday at 6 p.m. against Elsberry in the winners’ bracket semifinal.

No matter what happens in the district tournament, Washington already knows it will be playing next Thursday in Moberly at 8 p.m.

As the Ninth District regular season winner, Post 218 already has been assured a spot in the Zone 1 Tournament. The first-round matchup is against the Ninth District Tournament champion. Should Washington also win the district tournament, West would advance as the second team from the district by virtue of finishing second in the regular season standings.

“We’re not going to overthrow anybody knowing we’re already in the Zone Tournament,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “We’re setting it up so we have Brendan Feldmann and Tyler Tuepker for the final two games. We’re going to play every game to win, but we’re not going to use up all of our pitching.”

Daniel Boone

While Washington won its opening game in the district tournament Thursday, Gardner feels the team could do better.

“I think we were a little flat from Blue Springs,” Gardner said. “It was a little disappointing to lose in that tournament championship game. We know we’re already in the zone and we came out flat. It looks like that’s how we played. But it’s a win, and at this time of the year, a win’s a win.”

Post 218, which beat Daniel Boone twice during the regular season, needed a bit to get going.

Washington started the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Noah Borgerding’s bases-loaded single plated two of those runs.

Daniel Boone responded with two runs in the top of the fifth, but Washington added an insurance run in the bottom of that frame and scored four times in the seventh.

Again, a bases-loaded single by Borgerding plated two runs.

“We actually worked Tuesday night in practice on situations with runners in scoring position and less than two outs,” Gardner said. “We want to make sure we get our pitch to hit. If we get behind in the count and the defense is playing back up the middle, then go ahead and hit that outside curve to second base and get a run in.”

Daniel Boone added another run in the top of the ninth.

Luke Hasenjaeger was the winning pitcher for Washington. He went 6.1 innings while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks. He struck out three Daniel Boone batters.

“I thought Luke threw really well,” Gardner said. “Any time you can get six-plus innings out of your starter and allow two runs, that’s a quality start and we’ll take that any time. If we don’t make the errors, he probably could have pitched another inning. It was a good start for Luke.”

Tyler Murray took over and pitched the final 2.2 innings. He allowed one unearned run on four hits and one walk.

Offensively, Trent Leimkuehler paced Washington’s attack with four hits, including a triple. He scored three runs.

Borgerding’s two singles drove home four runs. He also scored.

Recording singles were Grant Eckelkamp, Dilan Bollmann, Tony Helfrich and Sam Katzung.

Eckelkamp also walked. Bollmann scored twice, drove in one and walked. Helfrich and Katzung also walked.

Jack Kopmann sacrificed and drove in two runs. He added a walk.

Matt Jones walked three times and scored a run.

Ben Huffman walked and scored a run.

Alex Schoenherr started for Daniel Boone and went three innings before leaving. He allowed three walks and struck out three.

Tanner Kulpa took the loss. He threw 3.2 innings while allowing eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and six walks. He struck out three.

Josiah Longenecker pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Offensively, Brendan Trimble and Kelly Faron each had two hits in the game.

Trimble also walked and drove in a run while Faron scored.

Austin Forney, Longenecker, Kulpa and Hunter Hindman had the other Daniel Boone hits.

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Baseball

Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

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Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Golf

Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

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