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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

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 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws, 4 p.m.

G2 Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 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 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

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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