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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 pm

It was a seamless transition into Ninth District play this past weekend for the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team.

Washington (10-0, 4-0) maintained its winning ways by sweeping both St. Charles and North Saturday and Sunday.

Post 218 defeated St. Charles Saturday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 2-0 and 13-4.

On Sunday, Post 218 won two road games over the North Knights, 11-4 and 5-1.

The 5-1 game was a combined no-hitter by Post 218 pitchers Matt Miller and Logan Holdmeyer.

“I have to admit I am getting spoiled with all the great pitching we have had so far this season,” said Post 218 Manager Kevin Juergens. “We had a no-hitter by Austin Finder a couple of weeks ago and now a combined no-hitter from Miller and Holdmeyer. We have some guys who are getting some innings in on the mound this week and they seem to be settling in and pitching they way they are capable of. I think once we get everyone out there and they can get the jitters out of their system we will have a very deep pitching staff.”

St. Charles

Washington’s fourth shutout of the year came in the first game of Saturday’s home doubleheader against St. Charles Post 312, 2-0.

Washington was the visiting team in the game and broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth inning with one run. Post 218 added a second run in the top of the seventh.

“The first game was a pitching dual with Spencer Juergens pitching for us and Tristan Tredway for St. Charles,” Kevin Juergens said. “Spencer continues to roll as we were able to grind out a 2-0 win. He really kept the ball down and St. Charles was able to only scratch out three hits. He has a lot of confidence right now and he is doing what he has do to get outs. He is really pitching smart games right now.”

Juergens struck out six batters.

Offensively, Washington had five hits, but four came from the bottom two spots in the order. Miller and Micah McNeal each had two hits. One of Miller’s hits was a triple. Nathaniel Hillermann had the other hit, a double which plated a run.

Hillermann also walked twice. Seth Bollmann, Ryan Becszlko and John Himmelberg each walked once. Hillermann stole a base and Miller added a sacrifice.

In the second game, both teams opened up the offense. But Washington was able to make an early impact.

St. Charles scored twice in the top of the first but Washington scored five times in the bottom of the inning and added four runs in the second. St. Charles scored twice in the third. Washington put three runs on the board in the fourth and one more in the sixth.

“We got our bats going early and set the tone winning, 13-4,” Juergens said.

Washington had a number of hitting standouts.

McNeal went 3-3 with a double, scored two runs and added an RBI.

Evan Ayers had two hits and a walk while driving in five runs.

Becszlko, Miller, Bollmann, Todd Feldmann and Nick Thiel each had one hit.

Bollmann doubled and Miller tripled. Justin Baylard ended with a walk, two runs and an RBI. Hillermann walked and scored. Eric Hasenjaeger drove in a run and walked. Holdmeyer scored twice and walked.

“It is great to see different players stepping up in situations and making things happen,” Juergens said. “Ayers had a great approach at the plate all day.”

Holdmeyer got the start for Washington and went 2.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and five walks. He struck out one.

Thiel relieved and picked up the win, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out three.

“Holdmeyer just couldn’t get in a rhythm giving up five walks so we went to Thiel,” Juergens said. “Nick was pitching for the second time this season and came out and pitched very well. He went after batters today and looked like he had a lot of confidence on the mound. He looked very good in his four innings and picked up the win.”

North

On Sunday, Post 218 hit the road to play the North Knights in Ninth District action. Washington came home with two more victories.

In the opener, Post 218 won, 11-4.

Post 218 was the home team for that game and opened scoring in the bottom of the second with two runs. Washington added two more runs in the third and one in the fifth.

North scored four times in the top of the sixth, cutting the lead to 5-4.

“We were up 5-0 going into the sixth and then our defense broke down a little and we let them back in the game, giving up four runs,” Juergens said. “We got to throwing the ball around a little bit which is not typical for us.”

Washington scored six times in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach.

“It was nice to see us stick six runs on them after giving up four,” Juergens said. “I think that inning carried over to the next game.”

Hillermann pitched for Post 218 in the game, allowing four unearned runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out nine.

“Nate Hillermann went the distance to pick up the win,” Juergens said. “Nate was coming off a long layoff but came right out and took command of the game.”

Offensively, Miller led the team with two hits. Hillermann, Becszlko, Ayers, Holdmeyer and Shawn Mittler each had one hit.

Miller scored three runs while Bollmann and Ayers each crossed the plate twice. Hillermann, McNeal, Himmelberg and Holdmeyer each scored once.

Hillermann, Becszlko, Holdmeyer and Mittler each drove in two runs. Miller and McNeal each had one RBI.

HIllermann and Ayers walked.

Miller and Becszlko each hit doubles. Himmelberg was hit by a pitch. Bollmann, Hillermann and McNeal stole bases.

The weekend ended with the no-hitter by Miller and Holdmeyer.

Washington scored twice in the top of the first and added two runs in the third and one in the fifth.

North scored its run in the bottom of the fifth.

Miller went five innings, allowing one run on six walks. He struck out six.

“We sent Matt Miller to the mound and he went five innings without giving up a hit,” Juergens said.  He gave up six walks while striking out six and at the end of the fifth he was around 80 pitches and looked like he was tiring.”

Holdmeyer got the ball after that.

“We then brought Logan Holdmeyer in after pitching two innings Saturday and he was ready to go,” Juergens said. “He pitched much more aggressive tonight and challenged the batters and ended up pitching the final two innings without giving up a hit.”

Holdmeyer walked one while striking out three batters.

Offensively, Bollmann led the way with two hits, including a double.

Batters with one hit each were Kody Halmich (double), Himmelberg, Thiel, Baylard and Max Diener.

Himmelberg scored twice while Bollmann, Thiel, Baylard, Diener and Halmich each scored once.

Himmelberg, Thiel and Baylard drove in runs.

Thiel, Hasenjaeger and Diener drew walks.

Miller added a sacrifice. Halmich was hit by a pitch. Himmelberg, Hasenjaeger and Diener stole bases.

Upcoming Action

On Tuesday, Post 218 visits Festus in a doubleheader. The first game starts at 6 p.m. Washington swept Festus in Washington last Tuesday, 6-0 and 13-1.

On Saturday, Washington hosts Florissant in a nonleague doubleheader starting at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, Creve Coeur of the 10th District visits Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field for a 1 p.m. game.

Washington’s next Ninth District game is Wednesday, June 13, at Pacific. Game time is 6 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

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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