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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 8:00 am | Updated: 8:05 am, Mon Aug 5, 2013.

It was feast or famine for the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team at the Zone 1 Tournament in Moberly.

Among the statistical oddities from the tournament is the fact that Washington did not score just one run in an inning over the five games.

“Although we did not hit as well as we did all year we did score plenty of runs in the zone tournament,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “It was really strange how we only scored in bunches.”

Post 218 (36-10) saw its season end Sunday at the Zone 1 Tournament in Moberly.

Post 218 reached the winner-take-all game before losing to Jefferson City Post 5, 7-2.

Washington played five games in the tournament, but only faced two of the other four teams.

Post 218 swept West, eliminating their Ninth District rival from the event with two victories.

And Washington took one of three from Zone 1 champion Jefferson City, going 1-2 against Post 5.

Team Statistics

Washington scored its 32 runs in the tournament in nine different innings, always putting a crooked number on the board when it did push runners across the plate.

Washington’s most productive inning was the top of the fifth Saturday night against West. That turned a 4-0 deficit into an 8-4 lead in what turned out to be an 8-5 victory.

Overall, the fifth inning was Washington’s most productive of the tournament. Post 218 scored 12 runs in the fifth inning of its games.

The sixth inning yielded five runs while Washington scored two runs in the second, fourth, seventh and ninth innings.

On the other side, opposing teams scored in every inning but the fourth.

The opponents managed three runs in the first (all in the final game), one in the second, five in the third, seven in the fifth, one in the sixth, four in the seventh, four in the eighth and two in the ninth.

That gave the opposing teams a 27-25 edge in overall runs for the five games.

Opposing teams outhit Washington, 47-32, but also made more errors, 10-8.

Opposing teams drew 23 walks to 16 for Washington. Post 218 batters were hit five times to just two for the foes.

Washington made up for allowing more runners by forcing the opponents to strand 51 on base. Washington left 28 runners on base during the tournament.

Offensively, Post 218 batters recorded a .246 batting average with a .342 on-base percentage.

“Our overall batting average at the Zone Tournament was lower than what we hit all year but our batting average with runners in scoring position at the Zone was much higher,” Gardner said. “So, I guess if we could have put more runners on base then we might just have won the tournament.”

Washington pitchers had a 3.60 ERA during the tournament, while giving up 47 hits and 23 walks in 45 innings. Post 218 hurlers struck out 26 batters.

Washington pitchers hit two batters and added three wild pitches. Opposing teams hit .260 against Washington with a .346 on-base percentage.

“I also felt like some of our pitchers just did not throw enough strikes,” Gardner said. “Our team WHIP was pretty high and that makes it tough on your pitchers and defense when the other team constantly has runners on base.”

Post 218 recorded a .936 fielding percentage with 13 errors in the tournament. Some of those errors were caused by the extremely hard surface at the Howard Hills Complex. All teams had fielders who saw balls take high bounces which gave opponents extra bases.

Post 218 was the home team in four of the five games, going 2-2 in those contests. Post 218 was the visitor once, winning the second game over West.

“When you have a five-team tournament and three of the teams are very good and much better than the other two it is really tough to come out of the losers’ bracket,” Gardner said. “We especially had a tough road as we only played West and Jeff City in the tournament and they did not have to play each other. So, they could save their best pitchers for just us.”

Batting Statistics

Per statistics kept by The Missourian, Washington’s top batter for the tournament was a replacement.

Andrew Sumner filled in at second base for Dilan Bollmann in the opening game of the tournament and went 2-4 for a .500 batting average. He had two singles with three RBIs.

Among the regulars, Noah Borgerding and Grant Eckelkamp led Post 218 with .368 batting averages.

Borgerding also had one double, four runs and one RBI. He added one sacrifice fly and a bunt.

Eckelkamp had seven singles, two runs, two RBIs, three walks and one stolen base. He was hit three times by pitches. He led Post 218 with a .520 on-base percentage.

Trent Leimkuehler, completing his six-year run with Post 218 teams, hit .333 with two doubles and one triple. He scored two runs and drove in five. He walked twice and stole one base.

Matt Jones batted .235 with one double. He scored three runs while leading Washington in walks with four. He was hit by one pitch.

Tony Helfrich batted .222 for the tournament, recording three doubles with six runs and four RBIs. One of his hits was a bunt. He walked twice and was hit by one pitch.

Sam Katzung played in four games and batted .200. He had three singles, two runs, three RBIs and one walk.

Luke Hasenjaeger batted .188 with two runs, three RBIs and two walks. He put down two sacrifice bunts.

Jack Kopmann hit .118 with two hits. One of them was a triple. He scored four runs with two RBIs and three walks. He also contributed two sacrifice bunts.

Dilan Bollmann batted .111 over four games with one triple, three runs and two walks.

Jared Walde walked and scored while going hitless in two at-bats.

Ben Huffman had one at-bat.

Pitching Statistics

Three Washington pitchers did not allow an earned run in the tournament.

Zach Pointer threw five innings over two games while allowing three hits and five walks. He also hit one batter while striking out two.

Leimkuehler earned a save (second West game), throwing two-thirds of an inning and retiring both batters he faced.

Matt Jones pitched in the final game, allowing two unearned runs over 4.1 innings. He gave up three hits and two walks while striking out four.

Brendan Feldmann pitched in two games, earning a save (first West game) and suffering a loss (first Jefferson City game).

Feldmann had a 1.13 ERA for the tournament while tossing eight innings. He allowed five runs (one earned) on 10 hits and two walks. He struck out seven batters.

Tyler Tuepker earned one win (first West game), one loss (last Jefferson City game) and a save (second Jefferson City game). In 15.2 innings, he posed a 4.02 ERA while allowing nine runs (seven earned) on 16 hits and five walks. He struck out five and hit one batter.

Jared Walde pitched in two games, winning the second game against West. Over six innings, he allowed three runs on six hits and seven walks while striking out three batters. Walde struggled in his first outing, but came back to throw 5.2 innings in the second game against West to earn the victory.

Justin Schuler pitched 1.1 innings with a 6.75 ERA. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

Hasenjaeger threw 2.2 innings while allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks. He struck out two.

Sumner was the winning pitcher in the first championship game against Jefferson City. He relieved Pointer and threw 1.1 innings while allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out two batters.

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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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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