With three dominating victories, the Washington Post 218 Freshmen remained unbeaten on the American Legion baseball season.
Playing at Ronsick Field, Post 218 (15-0) swept a doubleheader Saturday against Florissant 17-2 and 18-8 and followed that with a 20-1 win Sunday over Creve Coeur.
Washington takes on Pacific Post 320 Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Youth Association. Post 218 hosts Central Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Post 218 cruised to a doubleheader sweep Saturday over Florissant, 17-2 in four innings and 18-8 in six innings.
In the first game, Washington scored 13 runs in the first inning. Post 218 added one run in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth.
“We put 13 on the board in the first inning and that pretty much ended the game as fast as it started,” said Post 218 Manager Kevin Juergens. “The Florissant pitchers could not find the strike zone and we ended up with eight hits and nine walks in the four-inning game.”
Austin Finder got the start on the mound for Post 218, allowing two runs on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts in three innings of work.
John Himmelberg worked a scoreless fourth inning.
Finder helped himself at the plate with two hits.
Himmelberg drew a pair of walks and had two RBIs.
Justin Baylard finished with one hit and three RBIs.
Matt Miller had one hit and two RBIs.
Nate Hillermann and Nick Thiel both had one hit and one RBI. Ryan Becszlko added one hit.
In the second game, Florissant jumped to a 6-0 lead with six runs in the top of the second inning.
Washington responded with five runs in the bottom of the second inning, seven in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Logan Holdmeyer started on the mound for Post 218. Miller took over in the second frame, working one inning.
Baylard pitched the final four innings, allowing no runs on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
“Justin came in and finally got us in some type of rhythm,” Juergens said.
Seth Bollmann led Washington at the plate with three hits.
Micah McNeal and Max Diener both finished the game with one hit and three RBIs.
Finder drew four walks and scored four runs in the contest. Todd Feldmann and Baylard both walked twice.
Washington rolled past Creve Coeur in five innings, 20-1.
Post 218 scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, eight in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth.
“We scored four runs in the first inning all with two outs. The big blow was an RBI double by Spencer Juergens. Matt Miller then got an RBI single,” Juergens said. “We came back in the second inning and put together three hits with three walks to score eight runs. From there, we had the game in hand.”
Spencer Juergens pitched four innings to earn the win. He allowed one run on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
Feldmann worked a scoreless fifth inning.
Washington collected 12 hits and nine walks.
Juergens, Miller and Hillermann each registered two hits for Post 218.
Evan Ayers, Eric Hasenjaeger, Logan Holdmeyer, Feldmann, McNeal and Becszlko each added one hit.