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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Staying perfect in Ninth District action, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team rolled past St. Peters on the road Monday night, 11-1.

“Just overall an awesome way to bounce back against a district opponent,” Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum said. “Just the game we needed to start the week.”

Post 218 (13-5, 6-0) also swept a doubleheader from Ballwin Friday and split two games at Ste. Genevieve Saturday. Washington beat De Soto, but lost to the host Ste. Genevieve squad.

Washington continues its season Tuesday with an 8:30 p.m. home game against Wentzville.

Washington visits St. Charles at Blanchette Park Friday at 8:30 p.m. and goes to Elsberry Sunday at noon.

Washington will complete its schedule with a home doubleheader against New Haven Tuesday, July 2, starting at 6 p.m. and then visit Pacific Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m.

Ballwin

Post 218 recorded a nonleague doubleheader sweep Friday at Ballwin.

Washington won the first game, 8-5, and took the second one, 3-1.

In the opener, Washington jumped on top with three runs in the first and added one in the second. Each team scored once in the fourth.

Ballwin rallied to tie it with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. In the sixth inning, Washington broke the tie to win it with three runs.

Offensively, Garrett Leimkuehler recorded three hits while driving in one run.

Batters with two hits each were Blake Pickard, Nik Alferman and Joe Grant.

Pickard scored three times and stole two bases.

Alferman scored twice, drove in one and stole a base.

Grant had one run and three RBIs.

Others with hits were Gus Kleekamp, Will Davis, Daniel Diener, Cody Smith and Trey Hunter.

Diener and Hunter also scored runs. Kleekamp, drove in a run. Hunter added a walk.

Kleekamp also was hit by a pitch and stole two bases. Hunter stole one base.

Kody Halmich started and went three innings, allowing one walk while striking out two.

“We won 8-5 behind Kody Halmich on the mound,” Bierbaum said. “He was on a pitch count for our district games this week. We came up with some big hits when needed and got up to an early lead. Then they came back and tied the game on us to their credit. We were able to flip the switch late and scratch out a couple of runs.”

James Dyson took over and gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over 1.1 innings.

Justin Repp earned the win, pitching 2.2 innings while allowing two hits and one walk. He struck out one.

“Justin Repp came up huge for us,” Bierbaum said. “In a tough spot and not a lot of time on the mound he threw some great innings for us and gave us the chance to win the game.”

The second game was similar to the first. Washington scored once in the third inning and Ballwin tied it in the fourth. Post 218 won it with two runs in the bottom of the sixth with two runs, 3-1.

“This definitely was more of the game we want to play,” said Bierbaum. “We had good defense and great pitching, along with timely hitting. The way to be successful in this game is doing that.”

Leimkuehler was the winning pitcher, going five innings. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three.

“We were glad to give the ball to Garrett Leimkuehler and see what he had,” Bierbaum said. “He proved that he deserves his shot in the rotation with six innings of one-run ball. He hurt his thumb the game before and battled for us on the mound.”

Repp started and pitched three innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out one.

Offensively, Pickard led the way with two hits and one RBI.

“Blake Pickard was the player of the day,” Bierbaum said. “Congrats to him and the attitude he brought on Friday.”

Alferman doubled while Hunter, Jeremy Monehan and Halmich each had singles.

Diener scored twice while Halmich crossed the plate once. Will Davis also had an RBI.

Grant walked. Pickard sacrificed. Lang and Halmich were hit by pitches and Davis, Pickard and Alferman stole bases.

De Soto

Post 218 rolled to a 17-0 victory over De Soto in Saturday’s first game at Ste. Genevieve.

Washington scored eight runs in the bottom of the first, four in the second and five in the third to earn the quick victory.

Davis pitched a no-hitter in the game, allowing just one walk while striking out five batters.

“Will Davis started for us and gave us just what we needed a good start and lots of strikes,” Bierbaum said. “Hopefully he gained some confidence on the mound after that one.”

Offensively, Alferman recorded three hits, including two doubles. He scored twice and drove in one. He also stole a base.

Kleekamp, Grant and Smith each had two hits.

Kleekamp doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs.

Grant scored once and stole a base.

Smith hit an inside-the-park grand slam, scored twice, drove in five runs and added a walk.

“It was a shot to center field that the player dove for and just couldn’t make the play,” Bierbaum said. “Cody got on his wheels and really turned on the gas.”

Hunter doubled while Lang, Zach Marquart, Dyson and Tyler Miller each hit singles.

Hunter also scored. Lang scored, drove in one, walked and stole a base.

Marquart scored twice and drove in two runs. Dyson drove in two runs. Miller scored and drove in a run.

Monehan walked and scored. Halmich was hit by two pitches. Diener was hit by one pitch.

Ste. Genevieve

If any team is becoming Washington’s nemesis, it’s got to be Ste. Genevieve, which beat Post 218 again Sunday, 11-1.

“We preach about which team is going to make the adjustment first and win the game,” Bierbaum said. “We didn’t do it that night.”

Washington and Ste. Genevieve played in the state championship series last year with Washington taking the title. So far this season, Ste. Genevieve has beaten Washington 9-2 and 11-1.

Ste. Genevieve scored once in the bottom of the first, but Washington came back to tie it in the top of the third.

The host team then scored six times in the fourth and four more times in the fifth inning to end it.

Lang started and went 3.1 innings. He allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits and three walks. He struck out one.

Smith pitched 1.1 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out one.

Pickard led the offense with two hits. Hunter, Leimkuehler, Davis and Diener each posted one hit.

Halmich scored the run and Kleekamp ended with the RBI. Halmich reached on a walk.

Kleekamp and Davis each sacrificed.

St. Peters

Washington scored once in the top of the first inning Monday, but St. Peters tied it in the bottom of the frame.

The rest of the game belonged to Post 218.

Washington scored four times in the second, twice in the third and four times in the fifth.

When St. Peters failed to score in the bottom of that frame, the game ended on the mercy rule.

Halmich pitched all five innings for Washington, holding St. Peters to one run on three hits and one walk. He struck out four.

“Here is where that pitch count saved us against Ballwin,” Bierbaum said. “Kody Halmich gave us another ace performance. He settled down after the first inning and really made it tough for the other team to square anything against him. When he is on, he has to be one of the best in the district. And with no errors behind him, we should be able to take the game to any opponent.”

Offensively, Davis had two hits while scoring twice. He added two stolen bases.

Kleekamp and Alferman each doubled. Kleekamp scored twice, drove in two and stole a base.

“I think moving Gus Kleekamp into that leadoff spot gives us a threat in the bases we were looking for,” Bierbaum said. “He also had a hit and we forced the other team into some errors which made our day a little easier.”

Alferman drove in one.

Hunter, Diener, Halmich and Lane each singled.

Hunter and Diener each scored once.

Halmich was hit by two pitches, scored twice and stole a base. Lang scored twice and drove in two.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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