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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 pm

MOBERLY — Swinging at the first pitch he saw Saturday afternoon in Moberly, Washington Post 218 Senior Legion player Tony Helfrich hit a shot into the outfield.

But it ended up in the glove of Jefferson City Post 5 left fielder Dylan Brauner to end a Washington rally and allow Jefferson City to escape from the Zone 1 winners’ bracket championship game, 7-6.

“We really felt that if we could beat Jefferson City that we would be in control of the zone tournament,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “We jumped on top but could really never put anything else together. They did not give up and kept coming back and eventually taking the lead.”

Helfrich had stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and Washington on a two-run rally to cut its deficit to just one run.

Trent Leimkuehler led off third base with the potential tying run after reaching that spot on a triple. Matt Jones and Jack Kopmann, who walked against Post 5 reliever Collin Brinker, moved off second and first bases, respectively.

Gardner said he knew Helfrich would get a pitch to hit early in the count.

“We were looking for a fastball right down the middle,” Gardner said. “Brinker is a very good pitcher and I felt that he would be really tough to hit if Tony got behind in the count and after talking to the coach he would groove one early in the count so I felt like Tony needed to be ready to hit the first good fastball.”

Gardner felt Helfrich had a chance.

“We had a chance in the bottom of the ninth to win it and Tony put a good swing on his pitch but just got under it a little,” Gardner said.

The Post 218 rally fell just short, meaning that Washington would have to win another game Saturday evening to be able to stay in the tournament.

In the game, Post 218 took the early lead by pushing four runs across the plate in the bottom of the second. Jefferson City chipped back, scoring two in the third, one in the sixth and finally taking the lead with two runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Post 5 added two more insurance runs in the top of the eighth to go up, 7-4.

Washington’s final rally came up just short of victory.

For the game, Jones had two of Washington’s nine hits and also walked and scored a run.

Leimkuehler belted a triple, driving in one run.

Dilan Bollmann and Luke Hasenjaeger each singled and drove in two runs.

Noah Borgerding singled and scored.

Jack Kopmann singled, drew two walks and added a sacrifice.

Helfrich had one hit in the game. Grant Eckelkamp also singled. Sam Katzung had one hit as well.

On the mound, Brendan Feldmann started and suffered the loss, going 6.1 innings. He allowed five runs (one earned) on nine hits and one walk. He struck out four Post 5 batters.

Justin Schuler pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

Zach Pointer pitched the final 1.1 innings, striking out one batter.

For Post 5, Patrick Schnieders was the winning pitcher. Over 6.1 innings, he allowed four runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out two Post 218 batters.

Brinker went the final 2.2 innings and earned the save. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three.

Offensively, Corey Beard posted three hits, including a double. He scored once and added a stolen base.

Connor Hager had two hits for Post 5, including a triple. He scored twice.

Cole Distler had two hits with one run, two RBIs, a walk, a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt.

Ending with one hit each for Jefferson City were Schnieders and Daniel Castillo. Schnieders also stole a base.

Nolan Bax added a sacrifice bunt.

Facing Jefferson City for the second time this season, Washington jumped out on top in the bottom of the second.

Jones led off with a single and moved up when Kopmann walked. Helfrich added a bunt single to load the bases.

Hasenjaeger followed with a two-run single to left. An error in left field allowed Helfrich to score and put Hasenjaeger on second.

With one out, Sam Katzung singled, moving Hasenjaeger to third. Eckelkamp followed with a walk.

Bollmann grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Hasenjaeger with the fourth run.

But after forcing Schnieders to throw 45 pitches in the inning (moving to 60 in the game), Post 218 went quickly in the next few innings. Schnieders got through the next two innings on nine pitches apiece. He needed 13 pitches in the fifth and nine in the sixth as he built up momentum.

“Our hitting in the zone tournament was really a reflection of some of our problems we had all year,” Gardner said. “Sometimes we took great at-bats and made the pitcher really work. Other times we would swing at the wrong pitches early in the count and get ourselves out. I think that was one are in our game that we could have been more consistent.

Meanwhile, Jefferson City remained patient against Feldmann. Post 5 scored twice in the third to cut Washington’s lead in half. Feldmann passed 100 pitches in the top of the sixth and came out after throwing 117 pitches in the seventh.

In the top of the seventh, Feldmann got the first out, but an error put Hager on base and Distler singled. Schnieders drove in Hager with a hit. After Schuler relieved, a sacrifice fly by Garrett Haslag brought home the go-ahead run.

Schnieders finally came out in the bottom of the seventh with Jefferson City holding a 5-4 lead.

Schuler lasted into the eighth, but Jefferson City added two more runs with an error making a huge contribution to that effort.

Brinker got through to the bottom of the ninth before Washington made its last push to win or force extra innings.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles 85, Bayless 32

%Westminster 64, Washington 44

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific 48, Eureka 38

%Borgia 72, St. Clair 36

#South Callaway 68, North Callaway 29

#Hermann 28, Russellville 13

Crosspoint 59, Heritage Christian Academy 18

%Francis Howell Central 87, Union 79

#New Bloomfield 63, Montgomery Co 59

#Harrisburg 48, New Haven 39

Thursday, Jan. 15

#North Callaway 65, Montgomery County 58

#South Callaway 84, New Bloomfield 58

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Russellville 36, New Haven 34

#Harrisburg 51, Hermann 44

Friday, Jan. 16

%Washington 71, Bayless 43

%Union 65, St. Clair 52

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles 67, Westminster 50

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game — New Haven vs. Montgomery Co.    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game — Russellville vs. North Callaway    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia 60, Francis Howell Central 53

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game — Bayless 58, St. Clair 43

#Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Bloomfield   3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game — Washington 66, Union 59

%Third-place game — Westminster 66, Francis Howell Central 62

#Championship game — Harrisburg vs. South Callaway    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game — St. Charles 65, Borgia 40

Sunday, Jan. 18

Pacific vs. Jefferson City (Mizzou)    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

Union 86, Warrenton 62

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Park Hills Central 72, St. Clair 55

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

Linn 59, New Haven 38

Thursday, Jan. 22

Union 86, Cuba 72

Fulton SA at Rivers of Life    6 p.m.

Borgia 70, O'Fallon Christian 35

*Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    7 p.m.

Pacific 69, Wichita Independent 46

Friday, Jan. 23

Cuba at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:45 p.m.

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

*Fulton SA at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Pacific vs. Riverton at Frontenac Tny (Kan.)    8:30 p.m.

New Haven at Chamois    6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Pacific vs. TBA, Frontenac Tny (Kan.)    TBA

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Chamois    6 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Owensville    6 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Wright City vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

~Montgomery Co vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois loser vs. Wright City-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois winner vs. Wright City-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

^Borgia-Union loser vs. Washington-St. Clair loser    7 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville loser vs. Montgomery Co-St. James loser    7:30 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville winner vs. Montgomery Co-St. James winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia-Union winner vs. Washington-St. Clair winner    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 12

St. Clair 60, Lutheran South 49

Pacific 65, Lindbergh 40

@Washington 79, Patriettes 28

#Harrisburg 69,  Russellville 45

#New Bloomfield 54, Montgomery Co 29   

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias 47, Sullivan 42

#North Callaway 49 vs. New Haven 39 

#Hermann 44 vs. South Callaway 40

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Ursuline 63, Pacific 44

St. Clair 58, Ft. Zumwalt East 27

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West 45, Union 38

@Borgia 57, Eureka 35

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Russellville 43,  New Haven 24

#North Callaway 63, Harrisburg 57

# South Callaway 46, Montgomery Co 28

#New Bloomfield 58, Hermann 50

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

St. Clair 54, Northwest 38

@Sullivan 64, Patriettes 32

@Union 56, Eureka 26

Friday, Jan. 16

@Helias 38, Washington 35

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game — New Haven 52, Montgomery County 40

#Consolation — Russellville vs.  South Callaway  6 p.m.

@Borgia 47, St. Charles West 37

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game — Eureka 69, Patriettes 39

#Third-place game — Hermann vs. Harrisburg   2 p.m.

@Consolation game — Sullivan 45, Union 38

@Third-place game — Washington 55, St. Charles West 37

#Championship — New Bloomfield vs. North Callaway    5 p.m.

@Championship — Borgia 37, Helias 36

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville 78,  St. Clair 68

Warrenton 51, Union 44

New Haven 44, Montgomery Cnty 40 

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.-rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 23

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Pacific 63, Parkway West 43

New Haven 35, Wellsville 26

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

Borgia 56, O'Fallon Christian 26

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Pacific 55, Eureka 40

Thursday, Jan. 22

*Washington 56, Ft. Zumwalt East 30

*Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    5:30 p.m.

Silex 45, New Haven 44

Borgia 67, Trinity 22

Friday, Jan. 23

*Fulton SA at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann vs. Wright City    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. Wentzville Liberty    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Wright City    7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Washington-Wentzville Liberty loser vs.     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington-Wentzville Liberty winner vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt North 39, Washington 36

*Union 41, St. James 24

*Union 49, Sullivan 24

Warrenton 48, Union 30

Thursday, Jan. 22

Priory/Windsor at Pacific    5 p.m.

Borgia at Festus    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Union, Pacific at MICDS Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 24

Union, Pacific at MICDS Tny    TBA

St. Clair at Ft. Zumwalt South Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific at St. Clair    6 p.m.

Borgia at Helias Tri-Meet    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington vs. Borgia    noon

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington at St. Charles West    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games