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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

Football

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

Softball

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.

Volleyball

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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