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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:30 pm

Making five errors, the Washington Post 218 Juniors made sure St. Charles had every chance to take an upset out of Monday’s Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament game.

“We preach to the boys to not look past anybody,” said Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp. “St. Charles did a good job tonight but we definitely didn’t help our cause as much as we should have. The biggest thing we can take away is that Evan Ayers did a great job. Hopefully this is a learning point to get us focused in on the tournament.”

Ayers controlled action from the mound as top-seeded Post 218 (23-2) advanced in the winners’ bracket of the 10-team double-elimination tournament.

“It was a little tighter than we had hoped,” Kleekamp said. “We haven’t played in about eight or nine days and it really showed. Our defense, which had been one of our biggest strengths the last week or two of the season, took the night off a little bit. Evan Ayers pitched a phenomenal ballgame. He got more ground balls than we could ever ask for and we didn’t make a whole lot of plays behind him. We were really lucky to squeak one out.

Washington remains at home Wednesday, hosting fifth-seeded O’Fallon in a 6 p.m. game at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

“It’s good to get out and get some field work,” Kleekamp said. “We had two or three practices, but there’s nothing like being in a game. We get a day off and we’ll get back after it on Wednesday.”

Other Games

Perhaps the most surprising result from Monday night’s action was third-seeded West falling to sixth-seeded Elsberry at Westhoff Park, 5-4.

Elsberry has started to peak at the end of the season and recently defeated second-seeded Pacific as well. Those two teams will meet in the other winners’ bracket semifinal Wednesday in Pacific.

Pacific had the easiest time Monday, ripping Central by a 17-4 score Monday.

O’Fallon advanced to face Washington with an 8-3 win over fourth-seeded St. Peters Monday.

Losers’ bracket action begins Tuesday with St. Charles facing New Haven and the winner advancing to meet St. Peters at Westhoff Park Field 4.

In the other three-team pod, Wentzville takes on Central with the winner getting West at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

St. Charles

Ayers dominated St. Charles, going the distance while allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out four while dealing grounder after grounder.

Unfortunately for Ayers, the left side of Washington’s infield made five errors, which made the game much closer than Washington fans would have liked to have seen it.

Post 218 had initial success against St. Charles pitcher Tyler Renaud, scoring once in the first and twice in the second.

Renaud went the distance while allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks. He struck out three.

Post 312 scored its two runs in the top of the fourth, but Washington added a huge insurance run in the bottom of that frame to keep the gap at two runs.

Offensively, Post 218 managed four hits with two of them being for extra bases. John Himmelberg tripled and Ryan Becszlko doubled in the game.

Ross Seitter and Spencer Juergens hit singles in the game.

Seth Bollmann, Juergens, Becszlko and Kyle Summers scored the Washington runs. Aaron Meyer, Justin Baylard and Himmelberg drove in runs.

Bollmann, Meyer and Justin Baylard drew walks.

Baylard added a sacrifice fly while Bollmann, Seitter and Summers stole bases.


Washington’s first run came after Bollmann walked and Seitter reached on an infield single. Meyer grounded out to bring in Bollmann.

In the second, Juergens started the inning with a single and Becszlko followed with a double.

Baylard’s sacrifice fly scored Juergens and Becszlko came home on a balk.

With one out in the fourth, St. Charles took advantage of back-to-back errors to put runners on base.

Renaud scored on a groundout and the second run came home on the inning’s third error.

Washington’s final run came on a two-out rally. Summers reached base on an error and came home on Himmelberg’s triple.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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