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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:00 am

JOPLIN — To win the Junior Legion state baseball championship, Washington Post 218 will have to climb through the losers’ bracket.

Playing in the opening round Thursday at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Post 218 suffered an 11-7 loss to the Glendale Falcons.

“It’s a really tough way for us to go now. Obviously, it’s not the way we drew it up,” said Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp. “We have the horses to be able to do it. We just have to take it one game at a time the rest of the way.”

Post 218 (30-3) bounced back to crush Joplin Thursday night in a losers’ bracket contest, 21-0, and was scheduled to play Fike Post 499 (30-17) Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Glendale was scheduled to play Ste. Genevieve in the winners’ bracket final Friday afternoon. St. Genevieve knocked off Fike, 5-2.

Washington actually outhit Glendale 13-11, but was hurt by five errors.

The Falcons held leads of 4-0 after two innings and 8-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning.

But Washington did not go down quietly.

Post 218 chipped away, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the 8-4.

After Glendale added a run in the top of the sixth inning to increase its lead to 9-4, Post 218 scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull to within 9-7.

Glendale sealed the win with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning.

“We worked hard to get back into the game,” Kleekamp said. “I’m proud of the way we played in the last four innings.”

Aaron Meyer got the start on the mound for Washington and suffered the loss. In four innings of work, he allowed eight runs, two earned, on nine hits with one walk and one strikeout in 68 pitches.

Nick Thiel tossed three frames in relief. He allowed three unearned runs on two hits with three walks and one strikeout.

“Aaron worked hard and Nick came in and did a good job. They hit the ball,” Kleekamp said. “The frustrating part was that they hit a couple of dinks and dunks and then they hit it in the gaps. Until the third or fourth inning, they didn’t hit the ball very hard, and then they started hitting the gaps. Give them credit. They hit the ball well and they made the plays. We had a great effort coming back. We just put ourselves into too big of a hole.”

Austin Huff pitched the entire game for Glendale. In seven innings, he allowed seven runs, three earned, on 13 hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 115 pitches.

“Once everybody saw him once, we did a good job adjusting to him. We forced him to work harder,” Kleekamp said. “We were a little nervous to start the game. Once we settled in, we did a good job at the plate.”

It was a bit of a sloppy game defensively as the two teams combined for eight errors.

Meyer led the offensive attack for Post 218 by going 4-4 at the plate with one RBI.

Ross Seitter and John Himmelberg both were 2-4. Himmelberg scored two runs. Seitter added one RBI and one run.

Seth Bollmann collected one hit (triple), two RBIs and one run.

Justin Baylard registered one hit, one walk and one run.

Spencer Juergens and Thiel finished with one hit and one run.

Nate Hillermann added one hit.

Chandler Collins, Samuel Parrish and Huff each had two hits for Glendale.

“We hit the ball really well after the third inning. We played a pretty good ballgame overall. The difference was they got some bunts down that we couldn’t field and we had five errors,” Kleekamp said. “We hit a tough pitcher. You just can’t spot a team seven runs in the state tournament. That was the difference in the game.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — Washington vs. St. Charles, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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