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Posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 5:00 pm

Hitting the road Tuesday, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team stayed undefeated on the season with a pair of wins in Festus.

Post 218 (12-0) swept Festus, 6-1 and 5-2.

“To go to Festus and get out of there with a couple of wins was nice,” Post 218 Manager Kevin Juergens said. “Festus made us earn everything we got. I am proud of the boys with how they battled all night.”

Washington previously swept Festus in Washington the previous Tuesday (May 29), 6-0 and 13-1.

Post 218 returns to action at home Saturday with a doubleheader against 10th District foe Florissant at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field. First pitch is at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, Post 218 hosts Creve Coeur, also of the 10th District, starting at 1 p.m.

Washington’s next Ninth District game is at Pacific next Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Game 1

Festus scored first in the game, pushing a run across the plate in the bottom of the first inning. But that’s all Post 253 got against Washington.

Post 218 tied the game in the third and then scored three times in the fifth inning to take the lead. Washington added two additional runs in the top of the seventh.

Each team had eight hits and Festus committed the only error.

Nick Thiel started on the hill and went four innings while allowing one run on eight hits and four walks. He struck out three.

Thiel earned the win, helping his own cause with a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning.

But Thiel ran into trouble in the bottom of that same frame.

“Give Festus credit in their bottom of the fifth, they came back and answered with 3 straight singles and that chased Thiel from the mound,” Juergens said. “Ryan Becszlko came in and shut them down. He struck out the first batter he faced, then got the second batter to pop up back to him, and then struck out the third batter he faced. He did a great job in a tight situation.”

Becszlko closed out the game allowing one walk while striking out two over three innings.

Offensively, Seth Bollmann was the leading hitter with three singles. He also scored twice and stole a base.

Micah McNeal smacked a triple while Matt Miller, Nathaniel Hillermann and John Himmelberg hit singles.

Miller, Hillermann, McNeal and Thiel also scored runs. Thiel and McNeal each had two RBIs. Hillermann drove in one.

Miller walked twice while McNeal, Thiel and Justin Baylard each walked once.

Hillermann and Himmelberg also stole bases.

Game 2

Washington scored twice in the second and added another run in the fifth before Festus scored single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings. Washington added its final two runs in the top of the seventh.

“We were able to give ourselves a little breathing room by scoring two in the seventh,” said Juergens.

Post 218 outhit Festus in the game, 7-5. While Washington played error-free ball, Festus committed three fielding miscues.

In the second game, Becszlko got the start and went four innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five to earn the win.

“He kept rolling right from the first game,” Juergens said. “He pitched  great all night. He really set the tone from the last three innings in the first game and then the first four innings the second game. He had great command of his pitches all night and was very impressive.”

Baylard pitched the final three innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out a pair.

“Justin Baylard came in to pitch the final three innings and also pitched very well,” Juergens said. “Give Festus credit again, down 3-1 they made it 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth with the tying run at third but we were able to get that runner out in a run down on a ball hit back to Baylard on the mound.”

Offensively, Max Diener had three hits to lead the way. He scored once and drove in one run.

“Max Diener was the hitting star for this game,” Juergens said. “He had a couple of clutch hits.”

Also recording hits were Himmelberg (triple), McNeal, Eric Hasenjaeger and Baylard.

Kody Halmich, Himmelberg, Thiel and Evan Ayers also scored runs.

Himmelberg, McNeal and Hasenjaeger also had one RBI each.

Thiel walked three times.

McNeal stole two bases while Halmich had one stolen base.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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