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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 8:00 pm

With three victories in two days, the Washington Post 218 Seniors claimed the Ninth District regular season championship.

Washington (25-3, 17-0) notched wins Tuesday at Fireman’s Park over Wentzville 12-9 and Wednesday at Ronsick Field over Warrenton 16-6 and St. Charles, 4-2.

“We reached one of our goals by winning the district regular season. Hopefully we can win our last regular season game and go undefeated,” said Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner. “I am really proud that all three teams (Seniors, Juniors and Freshmen) won their regular season district titles.”

Washington plays Saturday at Ste. Genevieve against New Baden, Ill., at 2:30 p.m., and Murphysboro, Ill., at 5 p.m.

Post 218 travels to Festus Sunday to meet Festus at noon and Jackson at 3 p.m.


It was a far cry from the last time Washington met Wentzville, which ended in a 23-3 Post 218 victory.

During Tuesday’s rematch at Wentzville, Post 218 held the lead for the entire game, but never pulled away in a 12-9 victory.

“Give Wentzville credit. They kept battling and didn’t give up,” said Gardner. “We didn’t give in. We scored some more runs.”

Washington used four pitchers in the contest.

Luke Hasenjaeger got the start on the mound and earned the win. In three plus innings, he allowed five runs on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

“Luke was really sharp his first three innings,” Gardner said. “In the fourth inning, Luke lost his control and we brought in Brendan Feldmann.”

Making his first appearance since early in the season, Brendan Feldmann worked two scoreless innings in relief. He struck out three batters while giving two hits and one walk.

“It was Brendan’s first action since early in the year,” Gardner said. “He looked good and gave us two strong innings.”

Zach Pointer worked the next three frames. He allowed four runs on three hits with two walks and no strikeouts.

Matt Jones pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save. He walked two batters and struck out three.

“Matt came in and shut them down in the ninth to secure the victory,” Gardner said.

Washington collected 15 hits in the contest.

Dilan Bollmann was 4-6 at the plate with a double, three runs, one RBI and two stolen bases.

Jones was 3-5 with three RBIs.

Trent Leimkuehler was 3-6 with a double four RBIs.

Grant Eckelkamp finished with two hits (one double), was hit by a pitch, and added two runs and one RBI.

Justin Schuler reached base three times with one hit and two walks to go with three runs scored.

Ben Huffman also was on base three times with a hit and two walks.

Noah Borgerding added one hit, one walk, was hit by a pitch and scored one run.

Jack Kopmann and Sam Katzung both drew a walk. Katzung also reached on an error.

“We jumped on them scoring early and often,” Gardner said. “Dilan, Trent and Matt supplied most of our offense.”

Post 218 jumped to an 8-0 lead with one run in the top of the first inning, three in the third and four in the fourth.

Wentzville made the score 8-5 with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Washington added three runs in the fifth and one in the eighth. Wentzville added two runs in the sixth and eighth.


Washington won in seven innings over Warrenton, 16-6.

Warrenton took a 4-0 lead with four runs in the top of the first inning, but Post 218 responded with four runs in the bottom of the first, two in the second, three in the fourth, four in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.

“We struggled a little with the strike zone early in the game and Warrenton took advantage, jumping out to an early lead,” Gardner said. “We responded well, eventually took the lead and finished the game in seven innings.”

Tyler Murray pitched the first five innings for the win. He allowed six runs on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Matt Jones, sixth inning, and Andrew Sumner, seventh, both pitched a scoreless frame in relief. Jones struck out the side. Sumner had one strikeout.

Leimkuehler reached base five times with three hits (one double and one triple) and two walks to go with three RBIs and three runs.

Jones added two hits (one double) and was hit by a pitch, to go with four RBIs and two runs.

Schuler collected two hits, one walk, two RBIs and one run.

Eckelkamp had one hit and was hit by a pitch twice, to go with one RBI and three runs.

Kopmann finished with one hit (double), one RBI and two runs.

Todd Kleekamp had a walk, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs. Borgerding added one walk and was hit by a pitch, to go with one RBI and one run. Sumner walked and scored.

St. Charles

Washington took an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, which turned out to be the difference in a 4-2 win over St. Charles.

Post 218 added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings. St. Charles scored a run in the top of the fourth and eighth frames.

“It was a really well played game by both teams,” Gardner said. “Fortunately, we were able to score two in the first against a really good pitcher.”

Jared Walde got the start on the mound and earned the win. In 7.2 innings, he allowed two runs on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

Leimkuehler worked the final 1.1 innings for the save, registering two strikeouts.

Sam Melliere pitched the first seven innings for St. Charles and suffered the loss. He allowed four runs on nine hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

Eckelkamp and Leimkuehler both had two hits and scored a run for Post 218.

Hasenjaeger, Bollmann, Jones, Borgerding, Kopmann and Schuler each added one hit.

Bollmann and Schuler both scored a run. Jones and Hasenjaeger both had one RBI.

“Jared pitched a great game and Trent came in to close it out,” Gardner said. “It was the kind of game we’ll need to win in the upcoming Blue Springs Tournament and district playoffs.”


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