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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:45 pm

Friday’s Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament pool game against Elsberry for the Washington Post 218 Seniors could carry double the significance.

Not only could that determine the pool winner, but also will serve as Washington’s final Ninth District game of the season.

“We will have to beat Elsberry in order to win our pool,” said Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner.

Post 218 (26-5), the defending tournament champion, stands at 2-0 in Pool D following wins over Rod’s Sports Athletics, 8-1, and the Omaha, Neb., Post 1 Vikings, 3-2.

Prior to playing Elsberry, Post 218 took on the Lee’s Summit Post 189 Pirates (0-3 in the pool) Friday morning while The Missourian was being produced.

The Elsberry game is set for 3 p.m. Elsberry stood at 3-0 in the pool heading into Friday and the game with Washington is its only game of the day.

Also in the pool, the A’s and Post 1 Vikings each had 1-2 records while the Pirates stood at 0-3.

Rod’s Sports A’s

Heading into the tournament, Gardner felt the pool opener Wednesday with Rod’s Sports A’s (30-6) would be key to controlling the pool.

Thanks to a five-run seventh inning, Washington grabbed its opener against one of the host programs, 8-1.

“We jumped out in front and were pretty much in control of the game,” Gardner said.

Washington jumped on top with two runs in the top of the first. The A’s cut the lead in half in the bottom of the fourth with a run, but Post 218 scored once in the top of the fifth to make it 3-1.

Washington added five runs in the top of the seventh.

Post 218 took advantage of six errors in the game. Those helped Post 218 make the most of their four hits and four walks.

On the hill, Tyler Tuepker went the distance and continued his excellent season. Tuepker allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight Rod’s Sports batters.

He’s now 7-0 on the season with a 0.69 ERA. He hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a game so far this season.

“Tyler Tuepker was his usual self and was really only in trouble in one inning,” Gardner said. “It was a good win against a quality team and just the way we wanted to start the tournament.”

Offensively, Trent Leimkuehler led the way with two hits. He also scored a run and stole two bases.

Washington’s other hits were singles by Dilan Bollmann and Luke Hasenjaeger.

Bollmann also scored and drove in a run. Hasenjaeger scored a run.

Grant Eckelkamp walked, scored and drove in a run.

Matt Jones drove in a pair of runs.

Tony Helfrich walked and scored twice.

Jack Kopmann walked, scored and added a sacrifice.

Justin Schuler drew a walk, scored and drove in a run.

Grant Gavin pitched for the A’s and allowed three unearned runs over six innings. He gave up one hit and two walks while striking out six.

Also in action Wednesday, Elsberry and the Omaha Post 1 Vikings both defeated the Lee’s Summit Post 189 Pirates.

Post 1 Vikings

Washington’s three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be just enough to give Post 218 a 3-2 victory over the Omaha, Neb., Post 1 Vikings at Blue Springs South High School.

The Vikings scored twice in the top of the fifth, but Washington came back with a three-run surge in the bottom of the frame.

In the top of the inning, a two-out triple by Connor Phillips gave Post 1 the advantage.

In the bottom of the inning, Leimkuehler’s one-out triple brought home Eckelkamp and Bollmann to tie the game.

Leimkuehler then scored when Jones reached on an error.

“Their pitcher was sharp and he kept us off the scoreboard until the fifth inning,” Gardner said. “They got a big two out triple in the top of the fifth to go up 2-0. We responded by scoring three in the bottom of the inning. Trent had a big triple to deep center to drive in two and then scored on a ground ball to short.”

Jared Walde was the winning pitcher, going six innings while allowing two runs on three hits and three walks. He fanned five Post 1 batters.

Brendan Feldmann picked up the save, pitching a scoreless seventh inning. He struck out one.

“Brendan Feldmann came in and closed the game with a one-two-three seventh,” Gardner said.

Offensively, Eckelkamp and Bollmann each had two hits while scoring once. Each had one stolen base as well.

Leimkuehler and Hasenjaeger had the other hits. Leimkuehler tripled, scored and drove in two.

Sam Katzung drew two walks. His courtesy runner, Todd Kleekamp, stole two bases.

Jones drove in a run and walked.

Chaz Cox suffered the loss for Post 1, going the distance while allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks. He struck out one.

Phillips had two of the three Post 1 hits.

In the tournament standings, the Warrensburg Post 131 Isotopes led Pool A with a 3-0 record with Fike Post 499 next at 2-1.

Bellevue, Neb., Post 339 West was 3-0 in Pool B, a game ahead of St. Peters Post 313.

In Pool C, the West Jaguars from the Ninth District were unbeaten at 2-0, a half-game ahead of Jefferson City Post 5 (2-1).

Things are wide open in Pool E, where the Sedalia Post 642 Travelers and Lee’s Summit Hawthorn Bank Outlaws are tied at 2-1. The Central Spartans are 1-1 while De Soto’s SMCI and the Hays, Kan., Eagles are 1-2.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

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 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

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 8, St. Peters 3

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

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

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 First

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    First

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    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

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.

*Indicates League Games

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