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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 7:31 pm | Updated: 8:19 am, Mon Jul 30, 2012.

Only two wins Sunday would keep the season going for the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team.

Mission accomplished.

Post 218 (36-7) defeated St. Charles Post 312 twice Sunday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field to win the Zone 1 Tournament championship.

Washington won the opener, 9-4, and then prevailed in the winner-take-all contest, 17-4.

With the win, Post 218 will play Thursday at 5 p.m. in Sedalia against Joplin in the opening game of the Missouri State Tournament. The other game, to start at 8 p.m., will be between Independence Post 21 and either Creve Coeur or Ballwin. The Creve Coeur-Ballwin game was rained out Sunday and will take place Monday.

At the state tournament, Washington is the only team returning from last year. Gone is multiple-time defending champion Festus Post 253, which lost earlier this weekend in its zone event.

The Missouri champion will continue play in the Regional Tournament in New Orleans.

Complete Zone Tournament coverage and a preview of the State Tournament will appear in the Wednesday Missourian.

First Title Game

After rain Sunday morning, the tournament had to be pushed back to a 1 p.m. start, a two-hour delay.

Post 218 got a complete game from Tony Helfrich, who needed 90 pitches to put down St. Charles.

Helfrich allowed four runs on seven hits and one hit batter while fanning seven Post 312 batters.

Spencer Pugh took the loss for St. Charles, going three innings. Alexander Rael closed out the game for Post 312.

St. Charles scored twice in the top of the first inning. Post 218 responded with one run in the bottom of the first, two in the second, two in the third and two in the fourth to go up, 7-2.

St. Charles scored its final two runs in the top of the fifth. Washington added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

Trent Leimkuehler and Mike McGilvray each had three hits in the game.

Matt Jones had the biggest hit, a home run. It was a two-run shot to center field in the third inning. He ended with two hits. Grant Eckelkamp and Jack Kopmann also had two hits each.

Noah Borgerding cloud with one hit.

St. Charles had two-hit games from Adam Ricks, Kyle Kramer and Brandon Brett.

Washington outhit St. Charles, 13-7. St. Charles made three errors. Washington left 10 runners on base to four for St. Charles.

Second Game

Behind the rally cry, "Woo Yeah!" Post 218 rolled to a 17-4 win in the second game.

Washington set the tone for the second championship game by scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning. 

Each team scored once in the second. St. Charles scored twice in the third. Washington bounced back with four runs in the bottom of the frame to take an 11-3 advantage.

Each team scored once in the fourth. Post 218 scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and three times in the sixth.

After a scoreless top of the seventh, Washington won on the 10-run mercy rule, 17-4.

Post 218 outhit St. Charles, 18-8. St. Charles made five errors. Washington left eight on base while St. Charles stranded seven.

Washington needed three pitchers to finish the game. Luke Hasenjaeger pitched the first 2.2 innings before giving way to Zach Pointer.

Pointer managed to get out of the third inning, but was relieved in the fourth by Matt Jones.

Jones finished out the game, throwing the final four innings.

Pointer received credit for the win.

Travis Weidenbenner suffered the loss, going 1.1 innings. Austin Olendorff, Chris Lindhoff, Kyle Kramer and Michael Pundmann followed Weidenbenner to the hill.

Offensively, Post 218 continued its power surge. Trent Leimkuehler led the way with two home runs. He had three this in the game.

Dustin Howard also had three hits in the contest for Washington.

Jones, Sam Deschenes and Jack Kopmann recorded two hits each. Kopmann lined a home run over the left field fence.

Grant Eckelkamp, Dilan Bollmann, Mike McGilvray, David McNeal, Brendan Kleekamp and Noah Borgerding each had one hit in the game.

St. Charles got two hits from Pundmann, Kramer and Rael. Ricks and Andrew Holtgreive each had one hit in the contest.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws 2

G2 Festus Post 253 9, Joplin Miners 2

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 Jefferson City vs. Festus, noon

G4 Lee’s Summit vs. Joplin, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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