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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.


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 vs. Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.), Blue Springs South High School, 2 p.m.

Friday, July 11

Washington vs. Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.), Hidden Valley No. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

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 vs. Wentzville, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry vs. St. Charles, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G11 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

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 Hannibal vs. St. Peters, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry-Winfield vs. Wentzville, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 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

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

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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