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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

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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