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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 5:45 pm

It’s probably not the way Gus Kleekamp envisioned being the hero.

But, facing Wentzville Tuesday night at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, it’s what Kleekamp didn’t do which allowed Post 218 to earn a 7-6 Ninth District victory.

“in the last inning we decided to make the pitcher throw strikes so we were taking pitches,” Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum said. “As that goes, they walked in the winning run. You would like to see your team hit in the game winner, but in a crucial district game we were glad with the win.”

Kleekamp declined to swing at any of the four pitches sent to him and drew a walk, bringing home teammate Will Davis with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

Washington (14-5, 7-0) took the lead with one run in the first inning and added two more in the fourth.

But then came the inning Post 218 would like to forget.

Three walks, two doubles, two errors and a single led to Wentzville scoring six runs in the top of the fifth inning.

“Gus Kleekamp started the game and looked good at times through the first couple of innings,” Bierbaum said. “He lost a little control late and it cost him the win. Walking batters will almost always come back to hurt the pitcher and it did in Gus’ case.”

To their credit, Washington bounced back to tie it in the bottom of the frame with two runs, 6-6.

After that, the teams played a scoreless sixth inning and Wentzville was retired in order in the top of the seventh.

Post 218 made the most out of their five hits and six walks. Additionally, four Washington batters were hit by pitches.

“Offensively, there are two hitters who really made a difference,” Bierbaum said. “Nik Alferman got us on the board and really has been a force all year in the four hole. And Trey Hunter fought off a pitch and drove in the tying run on an opposite-field single. That at- bat is what he has done all year for us. He is a tough out and can really hit to all fields. To his credit, hard work is showing itself at the plate.”

Kleekamp, Blake Pickard, Hunter, Alferman and Daniel Diener recorded hits for Washington.

Diener doubled, scored once, drove in one and walked twice. He added one stolen base.

Kleekamp singled, walked three times, scored twice and drove in one run.

Pickard singled, drove in two, stole a base and sacrificed.

Hunter singled, scored, drove in a run and was hit by a pitch.

Alferman singled, walked and drove in a run.

Davis scored two runs while being hit by a pitch.

Kolby Lang was hit by a pitch and scored.

Garrett Leimkuehler was hit by a pitch.

Kleekamp started on the hill for Post 218 and lasted 4.1 innings. He allowed five unearned runs on two hits and six walks. He struck out six.

Leimkuehler relieved and got the win. Over 2.2 innings, he allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk. He struck out four.

Josiah Hagemeier had two hits for Wentzville. Andrew Siemer suffered the loss.


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