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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 4:09 pm | Updated: 8:19 am, Mon Jul 30, 2012.

Taking advantage of second chances, St. Charles Post 312 emerged as the last undefeated team in the Senior Legion Zone 1 Tournament Saturday in Washington.

Post 312 rallied from a three-run deficit to knock off Washington Post 218 in the winners' bracket final at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

Now, St. Charles can sit back until Sunday's 11 a.m. championship game knowing that whichever team emerges from a the remaining three left in the event will have to win twice to take away the zone's spot in the state tournament in Sedalia.

Post 218 plays at 7 p.m. Saturday against the winner of the day's second game between Jefferson City Post 5 and Moberly Post 6.

Post 312 has taken advantage of its second chances in the postseason. After losing to West in the Ninth District North Division playoffs, St. Charles earned the league's third zone berth as the team with the best regular season league record not qualified.

St. Charles took advantage of its second chance to beat one of the Zone Tournament favorites, West, in the opening round, 4-3. Playing a second game, Post 312 beat Moberly before posting its biggest win of the event Saturday afternoon.

Sam Melliere threw 125 pitches while allowing 10 hits and one walk and striking out one, but he earned the victory over Washington.

St. Charles had difficulty doing anything against Post 218 starter Cody Gardner for seven innings. Gardner came out in the eighth and was tagged with the loss. In 7.1 innings, he allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk. He struck out five.

Washington took the lead in the game during the third inning when Grant Eckelkamp scored on a hit by Trent Leimkuehler. Both Eckelkamp and Leimkuehler scored on a double by Mike McGilvray in the top of the eighth to make it 3-0.

The way the game had been going, a 3-0 lead might as well have been a 30-0 lead. But St. Charles dug down and its never-say-die attitude paid off and Post 218 made the mistakes to give St. Charles the window it needed.

Sam Chambers led off with a single. With one out, Connor Brett singled. Michael Pundmann struck out but the runners advance when the third strike eluded Post 218's catcher.

St. Charles loaded the bases on another fielding miscue as a throw was dropped at second base on a force play. 

After that, Gardner was relieved by Matt Jones, who had earned the save Thursday in the 1-0 win over Jefferson City.

With two outs, St. Charles took advantage of a second chance as a foul ball narrowly missed being caught. Andrew Holdgreive hit a two-strike pitch on the ground to second base. The tying run scored when the ball was bobbled. A go-ahead run scored when Post 218 threw the ball to third trying to get an out there. Leimkuehler threw Holtgreive out at second to end the inning.

Post 218 opened the top of the ninth with a walk by Dustin Howard and a pop single into right field by Jack Kopmann.

But Eckelkamp lined out to Holtgreive at first and he dove to tag the bag before Kopmann could get back to end the game.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

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

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

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.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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