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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:00 am

A win, a loss and a washout.

That pretty much tells the story for the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team this past weekend.

Post 218 (9-4, 6-0) defeated Elsberry Sunday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 8-2.

Washington fell Saturday to Ste. Genevieve by a 9-2 score.

The second Saturday home game against Eureka was rained out.

Elsberry

Washington picked up a victory in the lone league game of the weekend, beating Elsberry Sunday, 8-2.

Post 218 scored twice in the bottom of the first, once in the second and once in the fourth.

Elsberry scored its two runs in the top of the fifth trimming the Post 218 lead to 4-2. Washington scored once in the bottom of the fifth and three times in the sixth to secure the win.

Kody Halmich went the distance to earn the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits. He struck out five batters.

“Kody Halmich again proved he is a top pitcher in the league,” Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum said. “He shut down for the most part a good hitting Elsberry team and came up with big pitches when needed.”

Offensively, Trey Hunter and Daniel Diener each had two hits. One of Hunter’s hits was a double.

“Hitting and a little small ball got us the victory,” Bierbaum said. “Dan Diener has been efficient all year proving he can not only hit well, but bunt for a hit to get on base. Trey Hunter also had a blast over the center fielder.”

Garrett Leimkuehler and Joe Grant each had one hit.

Leimkuehler scored three times while Nik Alferman, Blake Pickard, Diener and Kolby Lang posted one run each.

“Garrett Leimkeuhler came to play today,” Bierbaum said. “He gets plunked in the head in his first at-bat. He stays in the game and comes up later in the game with a great at bat and singles to left. It takes some guts to do that after taking one on the ear. That’s the kind of play we need in big games like this.”

Grant and Lang drove in runs.

Hunter walked twice while Will Davis, Alferman and Pickard each drew one walk.

Lang added a sacrifice. Leimkuehler, Diener and Lang were hit by pitches.

Hunter and Diener each stole two bases.

Ste. Genevieve

On Saturday, Post 218 fell to Ste. Genevieve, 9-2.

“We knew as coaches coming into this game that we were in for a battle,” Bierbaum said. “They always play us well and they were the state runner-up last year.”

Washington scored twice in the bottom of the third, but the visitors took the lead for good with three runs in the top of the fourth.

The visitors scored five times in the sixth and once in the seventh.

Offensively, Grant led the way with three singles while Hunter ended with a single and a double.

Tyler Miller and Chris Schwiessguth had one hit apiece.

Leimkuehler and Miller scored runs while Hunter and Grant drove in runs.

Leimkuehler, Hunter, Gus Kleekamp and Miller walked.

Alferman, Kleekamp, Dyson and Schweissguth stole bases.

“Offensively we couldn’t get the timely hits we needed,” Bierbaum said. “We did a good job of getting runners on base but we left too many. That compiled with some running errors and errors in the field cost us a game against a great opponent. When you give that team four or five outs in an inning they will beat you.”

On the hill, Lang got the start and went five innings. He allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks. He struck out two.

“We pitched Kolby Lang and he was great,” Bierbaum said. “He kept us in the game and at times had their hitters off balance with his curveball.”

Jeremy Monehan threw one inning, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits. He struck out one.

Justin Repp closed out the game, allowing one run on one hit over one inning.

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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 vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 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 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

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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