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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:30 pm

Washington gave Francis Howell a scare before falling in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 8 Baseball Tournament Tuesday at Holt High School.

Leading 8-6, the top-seeded Vikings ended the game with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for a 16-6 victory.

The fourth-seeded Blue Jays (15-11) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but were never able to shut down Howell’s powerful offensive attack.

The Vikings (29-5) responded with six runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted on a three-run homer by Eli Dilday.

“Our kids were fired up all day. At one point in the game, we had a 3-0 lead. At one point, it was an 8-6 game,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray. “We knew they could hit one through nine in their lineup. We should have been out of the fifth inning trailing 10-6. When you give a team like that four or five outs, they can score a bunch of runs, and that’s what happened.”

Justin Schuler got the start on the mound for Washington. He pitched just the first inning and suffered the loss, allowing six runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout.

“Justin didn’t get the low strike. He has to get that pitch to be successful most of the time,” Bray said. “When he doesn’t get that pitch called, it makes it tough for him.”

Luke Hasenjaeger pitched the next three-plus innings and calmed things down a bit. He allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout.

“Luke threw the ball well,” Bray said. “They continued to hold the lead, but Luke didn’t let them run away from us.”

Hasenjaeger pitched into the fifth inning, but was replaced by Brock Hopkins after two batters. Hopkins ended the game on the mound as the Vikings increased their lead to 10 runs.

Austin Southmayd, a lefty, started on the mound for Howell and earned the win. In four innings, he allowed five runs on seven hits with one walk, four hit batters and two strikeouts.

Donnie Lovelady worked the top of the fifth inning, allowing one run on no hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Washington scored the three runs in the top of the first inning and left the bases loaded.

Sam Katzung had an RBI double and Kyle Summers had a bases loaded bloop single to score two runs and make the score 3-0.

“Francis Howell is never out of a game,” Bray said. “They never got nervous. They’re a very good baseball team.”

Trailing 6-3 in the top of the second, Katzung struck again. With runners at first and second bases, he knocked the ball off the center field fence. The runners were tagging up on the play, so Katzung got just an RBI single out of it to make the score 6-4.

Howell responded with single runs in the bottom of the second and third innings to increase their lead to 8-4.

The Blue Jays scored single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth to make the score 8-6.

In the fourth, Dilan Bollmann had an RBI single to center field. In the fifth, Derek Walters had an RBI fielder’s choice.

The Vikings exploded for eight runs on five hits (three extra-base hits) in the bottom of the fifth.

With the score 10-6 and two outs, the Blue Jays dropped a fly ball in the outfield, which kept the inning going.

Katzung led Washington at the plate with three hits (one double), one RBI and one run.

Pete Coulter finished with two hits and two runs.

Summers added one hit, two RBIs and one run.

Bollmann collected one hit, one RBI, one run and was hit by a pitch.

Brock Hopkins walked, was hit by a pitch and scored a run.

Todd Hellmann and Phillip Straatmann also were hit by a pitch.

“We had a good approach at the plate and hit the ball pretty well,” Bray said. “Even scoring six runs against Francis Howell, we still had some chances that we didn’t take advantage of.”

Dilday was a double away from hitting for the cycle for Howell, finishing with three hits, six RBIs and two runs.

Josh Gwaltney added three hits and three RBIs. Calvin Munson, Zac Perkins, Nic Perkins and Mitch Larkin each had two hits.

Francis Howell defeated second-seeded Holt 8-0 Thursday in the district title game.

Washington’s 12 seniors were Jared Walde, Alex Monehan, Zach Pointer, Mike Reinhold, Andrew Sumner, Derek Walters, Hasenjaeger, Schuler, Hopkins, Bollmann, Coulter and Straatmann.

“Our seniors are a great group of kids who will be tough to replace. They all worked hard and improved from year to year,” Bray said. “Hopefully our younger kids learned from our seniors how to go about your business. When you see teams like Francis Howell, hopefully our kids realize they need to get in the weight room and continue to work hard to get better.”

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, quarterfinals, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — Washington vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — Washington vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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