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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00 pm | Updated: 12:58 pm, Thu Jun 19, 2014.

By Jason Peake

Missourian Sports Writer

No-hitters are supposed to be rare occurrences.

Not for the Washington Post 218 Juniors.

Washington pitchers Matt Miller and Kody Halmich both recorded no-hitters in weekend victories for Post 218.

Miller allowed no hits in his team’s 10-0 victory over Pacific on Sunday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field. Halmich’s no-no came on Saturday, a 10-0 win over Sullivan.

“We had a very successful weekend, picking up two district victories that were oddly similar,” Washington Manager Phillip Kleekamp said. “Both games were 10-0 victories, and both games were no-hitters that ended in walk-off fashion with us pushing across the game-ending runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.”

Washington hosts St. Peters Tuesday and is at Union on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

“Hopefully we can keep it rolling this week,” Kleekamp said. “We will have a lot of Ninth District tests coming up, so this weekend was a good way to start things off.”


Miller went all five innings and allowed only one walk while striking out nine.

“Matt Miller delivered his second no-hitter this season,” Kleekamp said. “Due to the rain, Matt had not pitched in almost a week and a half, but I thought he was pretty sharp overall. He went deep into some counts early in the game but became more aggressive as the day went on.”

Washington scored three runs in the first inning against Pacific starter Blake Coleman. Two runs scored on Halmich’s single and then Zach Marquart’s RBI single made it 3-0. Adam Gauzy and Garrett Leimkuehler drove in runs in the second. Three more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth ended the game early.

“Putting three runs on the board in the first inning really helped set the tone early in the game,” Kleekamp said. “We took advantage of some walks early and got off to another quick start.”

Miller, Halmich and Zach Marquart all had two RBIs apiece, while Adam Gauzy recorded one RBI on three hits and also scored three runs. Kyle Tuepker scored four times and had two hits.

“We had contributions up and down the lineup,” Kleekamp noted. “Zach Marquart picked up two hits in three trips to the plate and has really improved over the last week or so. Kody Halmich also went 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Kyle Tuepker also had a great game out of the leadoff spot going 2-2 with two walks and scoring four runs. Adam Gauzy, who batted in the two-hole for the first time all year, also picked up three hits in three at-bats, a walk, and scored three times. When you get that kind of production from the top of your lineup, usually, good things are going to happen.”

Sam Fuchs drew the walk for Pacific. Coleman pitched four innings and allowed six earned runs. He struck out seven and walked three. Noah Miller pitched one-third of an inning for Post 320.


Halmich threw a no-hitter as the Washington Post 218 Juniors handled Sullivan, 10-0, on Saturday

Halmich went all five innings and allowed nothing. He didn’t allow a hit or a walk while striking out six. One Sullivan batter reached base due to an error.

“Kody was sharp right off the bat,” Kleekamp said. “He only needed around 50 pitches to secure the no-no. Sullivan’s hitters were aggressive early, and Kody was able to take advantage of that. I believe it only took 10 pitches to get through the first two innings. Our defense was solid behind him as well, making some good plays. Kody was able to be aggressive while changing speeds. I don’t think Sullivan hit a ball out of the infield all day.”

Washington scored four runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and three more in the fifth to end the game early.

“Our hitters have really been aggressive early,” Kleekamp noted. “We were also able to take advantage of six walks and three HBPs.”

Miller went 2-2 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Trey Hunter and Chris Schweissguth both drove in two runs apiece. Marquart added one RBI. Adam Hinson and Gus Kleekamp both scored two runs apiece.

“We have been doing a much better job of jumping ahead early in the game,” Kleekamp said. “Our pitchers have been more aggressive in the strike zone, which has led to quicker innings on the defensive side. We have also been able to score in the first inning in each of our least three or four games.”


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

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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