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Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:00 pm

Louisiana state champion Post 125 will be the first-round opponent for Washington Post 218 Thursday night at the American Legion Mid-South Regional Tournament in New Orleans.

Washington will face the host team, which also claimed the Louisiana state title, in the first day’s final game at Kirsch Rooney Stadium in New Orleans.

“We are looking forward to playing in New Orleans against our first-round opponent Retif Oil,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “They are the Louisiana state champ so we expect them to be a very good team. But we are a very good team and have beaten some very good teams in winning the Blue Springs Wood Tournament, district, zone, and state tournaments. If we come out and just be who we are with good pitching, solid defense and timely hitting, then we are capable of not only winning our first game but the regional championship.”

The game is expected to start around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. There will be a number of ways to follow the game, including through the American Legion Game Tracker system, http://www.legion.org/baseball/tournaments/midsouth.

There also will be The Missourian iScore webcast (/http://data.iscorecentral.com/iscorecast/baseball/scorecast, enter code bef3bbfc65) where you also can see a webcast of the game as well as all of the Post 218 zone and state games.

KLPW plans to broadcast games as well and there could be additional webstreamed broadcasts.

Post 125, which represents Crescent City (New Orleans) and is sponsored by Retif Oil, has posted a 32-4 record this season. The team was  locked into the host spot prior to the Louisiana state tournament, which was contested last week in Lafayette, La.

The Retif Oil team is based out of Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

The Oilers received strong pitching during the Louisiana state tournament, getting 22 innings of hitless pitching.

In the championship game against Hahnville, La., St. Charles Post 131 Otto Candies, Retif Oil won, 5-2.

The team, managed by Joey Latino, received back-to-back no-hitters in the state event before finally allowing hits and runs against Otto Candies.

According to NOLA.com, two of the team’s pitchers are going to Division I programs this fall. Jonathan Hess is walking on at Alabama while Emerson Gibbs will play for Tulane.

Hess threw a 13-0 no-hit win over Peake BMW while C.J. Arvrard won on a no-hitter against the Abbeville 29ers.

Gibbs was the winning pitcher in the first meeting against Otto Candies.  And Cody Migliore threw an 11-1 win over Abbeville in the state tournament opener.

Louisiana has 35 registered teams (four are Juniors) this season according to the American Legion national baseball website. Otto Candies, as the state runner-up, will occupy the Louisiana state winner spot in the bracket at the regional tournament.

Washington (39-8) earned the Missouri state title, its first crown since 1989, by beating Creve Coeur Post 397 in the winner-take-all game Saturday in Sedalia, 9-1.

Like its first-round opponent, Washington received strong pitching throughout the event with Tony Helfrich, Brendan Kleekamp and Brendan Feldmann earning victories.

The Washington-Retif Oil game will take place after the opening ceremonies, scheduled to run between the two games of the evening doubleheader.

Action begins Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with Mississippi Champion Hattiesburg Post 24 taking on Alexander, Ark., Post 298.

The Hub City Bombers (17-3) will be trying to follow up on fellow Mississippi team Tupelo’s success last season. Tupelo lost in the national championship game to Eden Prairie, Minn., in 13 innings, 5-4.

Mississippi has nine registered Legion teams (two are Juniors) this summer.

The Post 328 Bryant Black Sox carry a 33-5 record into the regional tournament. Arkansas had 71 registered Legion teams this season.

The second game of the morning doubleheader has significance for Post 218 because it will play the team earning the same result in the second round.

That game, which starts a half-hour after the conclusion of the first contest, features the Hays, Kan., Post 173 Eagles and Columbia, Tenn., Post 19.

Hays, which won its first state title since 1981, carries the most wins of any team in the tournament and is 45-8. Columbia is 32-15 on the season.

Hays played in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament this season, going 1-2 in its pool play. That pool included Blue Springs Post 499 Fike, BNVW Huskies of Blue Valley, Kan., and the Central Spartans.

Central, a Ninth District team, beat Hays in pool play, 5-3. Hays did beat another Ninth District team, Elsberry, in the crossover game at Blue Springs, 9-4.

Kansas has 105 registered teams this season.

Columbia booked its trip to Louisiana with a 3-2 win in 10 innings against Shelbyville. Post 23 in the winner-take-all game Sunday.

Tennessee has 18 registered Legion teams this season.

The afternoon doubleheader Thursday opens with Otto Candies (26-14) taking on the Oklahoma winner Edmond Sandlot Baseball of Edmond, Okla., (26-14) at 4:30 p.m.

Oklahoma had 15 teams in its department this season.

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Area Scoreboard

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Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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