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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 pm

It looks like the West Jaguars might be the team to beat in the Ninth District this season.

West shut out Washington Post 218 Sunday to claim the Washington Invitational Tournament championship at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 4-1.

For Washington (13-7), it turned out to be a game too far on the day. Post 218 defeated Creve Coeur (1-0) in the quarterfinals and Jackson (6-0) in the semifinals earlier on Sunday. Washington had to play an extra game due to heavy rains which washed out the final quarterfinal set for Saturday. Overall, it was five games in three days for Post 218.

“Playing five times in three days is really tough, but I think our kids did a good job of being ready and coming to play,” Washington Manager Mike Gardner said. “It did catch up to us a little at the end.”

While Post 218 finally found a way to score against West, it wasn’t enough in a 4-1 defeat.

“We tried to rally late but it was just not enough,” Gardner said. “Even though we lost the championship game I felt like we had a great tournament. We really played great defense all week and started taking more quality at-bats. Of course our pitching continued to be excellent.”

West broke through with three runs in the top of the third inning and added another run in the fourth inning.

Post 218 scored its run in the bottom of the sixth.

In two meetings, the run scored by Seth Bollmann on Sam Katzung’s groundout was the only one Washington has managed against West pitching. For the most part, Post 218 had trouble putting things together against West hurler Danny Gabler, who allowed that unearned run on five hits.

On the other side, Post 218 got 3.1 innings from starter Evan Ayers, who absorbed the loss. He allowed four runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one and hitting a batter.

“It was pretty obvious it was our third game of the day as we made a few mental mistakes that opened the door for West to score some runs,” Gardner said. “Evan Ayers pitches well enough for us we just didn’t help him out defensively in a couple of key situations.”

Logan Holdmeyer, one of two Post 218 batters who celebrated birthdays, went 3.2 innings, allowing one hit while fanning two batters.

“We did get great relief pitching from Logan Holdmeyer,” Gardner said.

Post 218 got two hits from Austin Finder, who doubled and singled.

Katzung, Noah Borgerding and Spencer Juergens singled.

For West, Justin Fawcett led the way with two hits, including a double. He scored one of the runs.

The other hits came from Kyle Case, Eric Teal and Bobby Ehrlich. Teal tripled.

Also scoring were Biggs, Ryan Franklin and Teal. Jordan White, Case and Erhlich drove in runs.

White had a sacrifice fly and Franklin put down a sacrifice bunt. Fawcett was hit by a pitch. Ehrlich, Franklin and Biggs stole bases.

Each team made two errors in the game.

After both teams stranded a pair in the first inning, West broke through in the third. With one out, Fawcett doubled and Biggs was hit by a pitch. Franklin hit a grounder to shortstop and Post 218 went for the force at second, but didn’t make the play in time.

After White’s sacrifice fly plated Fawcett, West brought Biggs home on a double steal. Case then singled home Franklin.

Teal led off the fourth with a triple and Erhlich singled him home. After another hard-hit ball, which landed in John Himmelberg’s glove in left field, Gardner decided West had figured out Ayers and made the pitching change.

Holdmeyer, a lefty, held West in check for the rest of the game.

However, Washington struggled to do anything against Gabler, who faced the minimum in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings.

With one out in the sixth, Bollmann reached on an error and then went to third on Finder’s double to the wall in right center.

Katzung grounded out to shortstop and West took the sure out at first, scoring Bollmann.

A double play, West’s third of the game, helped to erase any Washington momentum in the bottom of the seventh.

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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 vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 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 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner 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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