Scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team rallied past Daniel Boone in Ninth District South Division Tournament action Friday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 7-5.
“We knew the game would not be easy as Daniel Boone always plays us tough,” said Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner.
The victory allowed Post 218 (31-6) to advance to the tournament championship game Sunday.
Washington took the early lead in the game with single tallies in the first and third innings.
Daniel Boone scored in the top of the fourth to cut the Washington lead in half. Post 262 took the lead in the top of the fifth inning with four more runs.
Washington got one run back in the bottom of the fifth to make it 5-3.
Post 218 retook the lead in the bottom of the seventh with four additional runs.
Washington outhit Daniel Boone, 15-5. Each side made three errors.
“We would not have had the opportunity to come back if it was not for the relief pitching we received from Matt Jones,” Gardner said. “He dominated as he shut the door in the fifth inning and went on to pitch no hit ball for 4.1 innings, picking up the win.”
Leading the offense for Washington was Jack Kopmann, who rapped out three hits.
Grant Eckelkamp, Trent Leimkuehler, Sam Deschenes, Jones and Dustin Howard each had two hits.
Mike McGilvray and Tony Helfrich contributed one hit apiece.
McGilvray and Helfrich tripled in the game. Deschenes and Jones hit doubles.
Leimkuehler crossed the plate twice while Deschenes, Jones, Howard, Kopmann and Helfrich each scored once.
Jones drove in two runs. Eckelkamp, McGilvray, Kopmann and Helfrich each drove in one run.
Dilan Bollmann, Jones, Kopmann and Noah Borgerding drew walks.
Leimkuehler stole two bases.
Feldmann pitched 4.2 innings, allowing five unearned runs on five hits and three walks.
He struck out two.
Jones earned the win, pitching 4.1 innings. He struck out three.
For Daniel Boone, Brett Peel led the way with two hits.
Kyle Nelson, Code Power and Nick Norton each had one hit.
Peel scored twice. Johnny Koch, Mitch Brungard and Norton each scored once.
Koch, Peel, Tyler Reeves and Power drove in one run each.
Brungard drew two walks. Reeves walked once.
Blake Foster added a sacrifice. Peel scored two bases and Norton had one stolen base.
Nelson suffered the loss. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 14 hits and two walks. He struck out two.
Justin Jacob pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and two walks.