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Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:00 am

Washington Post 218 completed its perfect run through the Ninth District Freshmen Legion baseball season with an 8-5 victory over Pacific Post 320 Saturday at Ronsick Field.

Post 218 (31-1, 14-0) overcame a 5-4 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the win.

Pacific (12-3, 10-3) finished second in the district standings. Post 320 concludes the regular season Tuesday against Central at C&H Park.

It was Washington’s second win on Saturday after defeating Central 9-3.

“We finished the regular season off right with two big wins. The first with Central to clinch first place and the second against Pacific, which allowed us to complete district play undefeated at 14-0,” said Post 218 Manager Kevin Juergens. “With the No. 1 seed wrapped up for the district tournament, I was not sure what to expect from the boys when we came out against Pacific. I was hoping we would just give them a game thinking we would have a letdown after the win against Central. The heat seemed to be wearing on us a little, but our boys really stepped up and pulled out another nice win.”

The Ninth District Freshmen Tournament takes place at Ronsick Field starting Saturday.

Top-seeded Washington plays eighth-seeded Central Saturday at 11 a.m.

Second-seeded Pacific takes on seventh-seeded Elsberry Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Post 218 opened a 3-0 lead over Pacific with three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Post 320 scored single runs in the top of the second and third innings to make the score 3-2.

Washington made the score 4-2 with a run in the bottom of the third inning.

Pacific came back with a run in the top of the fourth to make the score 4-3.

Post 320 then grabbed a 5-4 advantage with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Post 218 took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

“We had the game won, but made a few mistakes in the bottom of the sixth inning,” said Pacific Coach Cody Kelley. “We played a good game until the sixth inning.”

Evan Ayers pitched the first five innings for Post 218 in a no-decision. He allowed five runs on eight hits with one walk, two hit batters and five strikeouts.

Nate Hillermann tossed the final two frames to earn the win. He allowed no runs on one hit with one walk and one hit batter.

“Evan pitched well enough where he should have gotten the win. Hillermann came in and did a nice job of closing the game for us,” Juergens said. “We had some plays we usually make and we simply did not make them.”

Brett Mann pitched all six innings for Post 320. He allowed eight runs on 13 hits with no walks, one hit batter and two strikeouts.

“Brett has had a problem getting through the first inning all year and then he usually does well after the first inning. That happened again with Washington scoring three runs in the first inning,” Kelley said. “Once he settled in, he pitched well and had a good game.”

Spencer Juergens led Washington’s 13-hit attack with three hits (one triple), three RBIs and two runs.

Seth Bollmann also had three hits to go with one RBI and one run.

Austin Finder finished with two hits, two RBIs and two runs.

John Himmelberg had one hit, reached on an error and scored two runs.

Logan Holdmeyer and Matt Miller both had one hit and one RBI.

Ryan Becszlko had one hit and one run. Ayers added one hit. Micah McNeal reached on an error.

“Offensively, my two, three and four hitters (Bollmann, Finder and Juergens) accounted for eight of our hits,” Juergens said. “Matt Miller also had a big hit and picked up an RBI.”

Leading Pacific’s nine-hit attack was Drew Fonner, who collected three hits (one triple), one RBI and one run.

L.B. Smith finished with two hits and two RBIs.

Brendan McMillan had one hit, reached on an error, scored one run and had one RBI.

Randy Chitwood collected one hit and two runs.

Ryan Howell added one hit (double) and was hit by a pitch.

Noah Brocato had one hit and one walk.

Alex Rice was hit by a pitch twice. Eain Roberts walked and reached on an error.

“We have 12 guys who are swinging the bat pretty well right now,” Kelley said. “We just left too many runners on base. We had the bases loaded with one out twice and scored only one run both times.”

Pacific’s Nick Hogan suffered a broken nose after being hit by a foul ball while sitting in the dugout during the game.

Hogan, one of the top pitchers for Post 320, should be ready to play in the district tournament.

“Nick is fine. I think he’ll be ready to pitch by this weekend,” Kelley said. “We also hope to have Hunter Finney back for the district tournament. Hunter is one of our best hitters who’s been out with a broken hand.”

Kelley hopes to see his Pacific team make a run during the district tournament.

“We play Elsberry in the first round of the district tournament. The second round could be North, St. Charles or maybe someone else,” Kelley said. “I think we have a shot. Hopefully we’ll get past our first two games and get another chance to play Washington.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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