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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Taking down Warrensburg Post 131 and West, the Washington Post 218 Seniors advanced to the championship game of the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament.

Washington (30-6) advanced to the championship game with the wins, but fell to Jefferson City Post 5. A story on that game appears elsewhere in this section.

Going 4-0 in pool play, Washington earned the top seed for the playoffs as one of only two teams in the field to go unbeaten through the first four games. The only other unbeaten team in pool action was Bellevue, Neb., Post 339 West.

Post 218 started bracket play against the Warrensburg Post 131 Isotopes Saturday, winning 3-0.

Washington started action Sunday with a 4-1 semifinals win over the West Jaguars.


Starting bracket play, Post 218 drew the Warrensburg Post 131 Isotopes, a wildcard team. Post 131 fell to Fike Post 499 for the pool title Friday.

Washington scored twice in the bottom of the fourth and added a run in the fifth.

Brendan Feldmann went the distance for Post 218, scattering five hits while recording the shutout.

“We had been getting Brendan Feldmann ready for this game and he did not disappoint us,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “He was pretty much in complete control of the game and was stronger as the game went on. It was really a big lift for the team to have him come out and throw the way he did. We again played good defense and were able to push across three runs in a tough-fought quarterfinals game.”

The game was Feldmann’s longest outing of the season. The MCC-Maplewoods hurler hadn’t pitched more than two innings previously and had just four innings of action heading to Blue Springs.

Offensively, Trent Leimkuehler bashed two doubles while scoring once and driving in one run.

Jack Kopmann recorded two singles from the No. 8 spot in the order.

Grant Eckelkamp singled, stole a base and scored.

Dilan Bollmann had one single and was hit by a pitch.

Noah Borgerding singled and drove in a run.

Luke Hasenjaeger hit a single.

Tony Helfrich drew a walk.

Todd Kleekamp scored a run as a courtesy runner.


No matter where they go, Ninth District rivals Washington and West usually find a way to match up in tournaments and Sunday’s semifinal game was no exception.

West, a 9-3 winner over Independence Post 21 in the quarterfinals, ran into Washington for the third time this season to start action Sunday.

And, for the third time this season, Washington came away with the victory.

In this game, Post 218 won by a 4-1 score.

West actually scored first, plating a run in the top of the opening frame.

Washington fought back and tied it in the bottom of the fourth.

Post 218 caught the break it needed in the fifth, adding three more runs. West fielding problems helped Post 218 score the runs it needed to secure the win.

“We were able to play some small ball and getting a couple of sacrifice bunts down that West could not make the play on allowing all the runners to be safe,” Gardner said. “That really turned out to be the difference in the game.”

The contest turned into a pitchers’ duel between Washington’s Tyler Tuepker and West’s Ryan Franklin.

Tuepker remained unbeaten on the season, improving to 8-0 on the season and 2-0 in the tournament by going the distance. He allowed one run on eight hits and one walk. He struck out one.

“Tyler Tuepker came back for his second game in the tournament and it was his second time he faced West,” Gardner said. “He again pitched really well going all seven innings only giving up the one run in the first inning. West’s pitcher Ryan Franklin was really tough on us.”

Franklin also went the distance. Over six innings, he allowed four runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out five.

Everything which could go wrong for West did so in the fifth inning. Franklin hit a batter and two costly errors helped Washington extend the inning.

Sam Katzung led Washington with two hits, both singles.

Washington’s other hits came from Dilan Bollmann and Trent Leimkuehler.

Leimkuehler also scored a run and was walked intentionally.

Grant Eckelkamp and Justin Schuler each sacrificed and scored a run.

Matt Jones, Noah Borgerding and Luke Hasenjaeger drove in runs.

Jack Kopmann was hit by a pitch and scored.


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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