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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

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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