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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

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 0

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.

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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