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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 7:30 pm

With Nathaniel Hillermann tossing a no-hitter, the Washington Post 218 Junior Legion team (24-2) cruised to a 6-0 win over O’Fallon Wednesday in the winners’ bracket semifinals of the Ninth District Tournament at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

“It was a great job,” said Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp. “I thought our kids really came out to play, especially after our lackluster performance the other night. They did a good job. Nate Hillermann, after he got settled, actually ended up throwing a no-hitter. He was great late and he wanted the ball. He had that bulldog mentality.”

The win set up a Thursday rematch with Pacific Post 320. The two teams split their regular season games with each team winning on the road.

Hillermann held O’Fallon to just four walks while one other batter reached on an error. He struck out seven.

While Post 218 committed one error, the defense stepped up at key moments to preserve the no-hitter.

“You hate to have to use a tough game as a learning point, but I think that close one the other night woke us up,” Kleekamp said. “We told our guys that you’ve got to come out and earn it every night. No one’s going to give it to you.”

Hillermann fielded one bunt and made a long throw to get one out. Aaron Meyer snagged a line drive.

Justin Baylard made a long run to pull in a foul ball near the O’Fallon dugout.

And, in the seventh, John Himmelberg fielded a ball hit to right field and threw to Meyer in time to record a 9-3 putout at first base.

“Nate got a little help from John Himmelberg at the end,” Kleekamp said.

Offensively, Washington jumped onto the scoreboard in the second inning with two runs. Both teams had threatened in the first, but were held off the board.

Post 218 added three more runs in the third and scored once in the bottom of the sixth.

“We hit a tough pitcher,” Kleekamp said. “That kid had a real good curveball. He gave some of our guys a lot of trouble. But we bunted, we hit and we stole bases. I thought we put together the whole package.”

Offensively, two plays in the third inning made a difference in the game.

With Meyer and Spencer Juergens on base, Kyle Summers belted a triple to right field with both Meyer and Juergens scoring.

On the next pitch, Baylard put down a squeeze bunt with Summers heading home to score the third run of the inning.

“Usually after a deep cut like that, you’ve got guys sitting back,” Kleekamp said. “We like to play small ball when we can. Justin did a good job executing. He put down a great bunt. That’s definitely part of our arsenal. Getting an extra run always is important. It wasn’t a dagger, but it was close. After that, they got their heads down. It put them into a tough spot.”

Summers had the biggest hit of the game, the two-run triple. He scored and drove in two.

Ross Seitter and Juergens each had two singles in the contest.

Seitter drove in a run and walked twice. Juergens scored once.

Meyer singled and scored.

Jack Hoey singled, scored a run and stole a base.

Baylard did not have a hit, but walked, scored a run, sacrificed and stole two bases.

Seth Bollmann walked, drove in a run and sacrificed.

Himmelberg walked and scored.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Friday, Aug. 29

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.

Volleyball

Friday, Aug. 22

@Neosho Co def. ECC, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23

Marquette def. Washington 25-19, 25-20

@ECC def. Labette, 25-15, 13-15, 25-20, 25-18

Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. St. Louis Panthers    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

@ECC vs. Fort Scott    11 a.m.

@ECC vs. Pratt    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor Tny    TBA

Monday, Aug. 25

Steelville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pacific at Seckman    4:15 p.m.

Union at Potosi    5 p.m.

Washington at Francis Howell C    5 p.m.

Pacific at Farmington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Central Methodist JV at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Notre Dame at Borgia, 5 p.m.

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

Battle at Union    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    8 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

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

Warrenton at Union    6 p.m.

Duchesne at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City at St. Clair    6 p.m.

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

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

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Friday, Aug. 22

Crosspoint at ER    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Union PPD, Rescheduled for Oct. 13

#Washington 2, Bishop DuBourg 1

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Rockwood Summit 8, Washington 0

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Sunday, Aug. 24

Heartland at ECC    1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union at St. James    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Fredericktown    5 p.m.

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union    7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Washington at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

*Borgia at Kennedy    TBA

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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