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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Holding the lead throughout the game, the Washington Post 218 Freshmen registered a 7-2 baseball victory over Pacific Post 320 Tuesday at Ronsick Field.

Post 218 (5-3, 3-0) received a complete game pitching effort from Kody Halmich.

In seven innings of work, Halmich allowed two runs on four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.

“We gave the ball to the player who is looking like our best pitcher, Kody Halmich, and he threw a complete game for us,” said Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum. “We knew we had to bring our best game to Pacific, who was 6-2 coming into the game and can really play.”

Post 320 (6-4, 3-2) scored both of its runs in the top of the fourth inning and left the bases loaded to end the frame, helping Washington preserve a 4-2 advantage at the time.

Pacific also put two runners on base in the fifth inning and loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but couldn’t score.

“From the start, we weren’t ready to play against a quality program like Washington,” said Post 320 Manager Nathan Bruns. “We need to improve at the plate when we have runners on base. We stranded too many people.”

Both coaches praised Halmich for pitching out of jams.

“I was impressed with the way their pitcher worked under pressure,” Bruns said.

“Kody battled through a couple of tough innings. Our defense helped stop the big inning we were allowing earlier in the year,” Bierbaum said. “It was a big momentum win for our team and for Kody on the mound.”

Ryan Ray got the start on the mound for Post 320 and suffered the loss. In four innings, he allowed four runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

“Ryan struggled with his control a little, but otherwise did a good job. Coach (Jeff) Reed really stresses no walks with the high school team, so that’s something we work on with our pitchers,” Bruns said. “A couple of errors came back to haunt us. You can’t make too many errors against good teams like Washington.”

Tristan Longsdon pitched the final two frames. He allowed three runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Post 218 collected nine hits in the contest by seven different players.

Blake Pickard and Will Davis led the way with two hits apiece. Pickard also drew a walk and scored a run. Davis added one RBI and one run.

Cody Smith reached base twice with a hit and a walk to go with two runs. Joe Grant also had one hit, one walk and two RBIs.

Dan Diener, Nik Alferman and Garrett Leimkuehler each finished with one hit and one run. Alferman also had one RBI.

“After losing to Creve Coeur, we shook things up a bit and it seemed to work,” Bierbaum said. “Hitting was there when we needed it. Two-out hits with runners on base in the seventh inning capped off a good day offensively for our team. Dan Diener, Joe Grant and Blake Pickard all contributed in the seventh inning to give us the lead we were hoping for.”

Post 320 collected four hits by four different players.

Alex Westermann collected one hit and one RBI. Longsdon finished with one hit and one run.

Reid Dauster added one hit and one walk. Cody Rettinghaus had one hit.

Austin Muich scored a run. Zack Michalski and Ray both drew a walk.

Post 218 scored single runs in the bottom of the first and second innings to grab a 2-0 lead. Alferman had an RBI single to score Smith in the first. Davis scored on an error in the second.

Washington added two runs in the bottom of the third to make the score 4-0. Grant had an RBI walk to score Smith and Pickard later scored on a passed ball.

Pacific’s two runs in the top of the fourth came on an RBI single by Longsdon to score Muich and an RBI walk by Dauster to score Longsdon.

Post 218 scored one run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to increase its lead to 7-2.

Davis had an RBI single in the fifth to score Leimkuehler.

In the seventh, Pickard had an RBI single to score Diener. He later scored on an RBI double by Grant.

“Pacific is a great team,” Bierbaum said. “We proved we can play with any team in our district.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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

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

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games