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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Despite trailing 5-0 at one point Friday night, the Washington Post 218 Senior Legion team not only came back to win the game, but also claimed top playoff seed heading into Sunday’s Washington Wood Bat Tournament playoffs.

Post 218 (16-3) rallied to beat Dunklin County Friday in a showdown of pool powers, 12-8.

“Dunklin County came out and really hit the ball well and built a 5-0 lead after three innings,” Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner said. “It took us a while to solve their starting pitcher as he had a pretty nasty slider working.”

Washington then finished the pool sweep by beating Springfield Saturday, 9-1.

Washington earned the right to face wildcard Manchester Sunday in the semifinals by winning the pool.

Dunklin County

The Friday night game couldn’t have started in a worse way for Washington. Dunklin County scored four times in the bottom of the second and once in the third.

When Washington countered with a three-run rally in the fourth, Dunklin County parried that with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. However, the inning ended in a play which helped to turn around the game, Gardner said.

“With a runner tagging from third Trent Leimkuehler made a strong throw to the plate and we were able to get a double play to end the inning that gave us some momentum,” Gardner said. “Matt Jones made a nice play diving to tag out the runner at the plate. It was a big play by two of our leaders and it really sparked the team.”

Washington exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth to take a 9-8 lead. Post 218 added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh to seal the victory, 12-8.

Washington recorded 12 hits in the game while adding four walks. Four more batters were hit by pitches.

Dilan Bollmann, Noah Borgerding, Sam Katzung and Luke Hasenjaeger each had two hits.

Bollmann doubled, scored twice, drove in one run and was hit by a pitch.

Borgerding scored three times, drove in three and walked.

Katzung drove in a park of runs.

“We had some big hits up and down the lineup with Noah leading the way with three RBIs,” Gardner said.

Hasenjaeger tripled, scored once, drove in one and walked twice.

Grant Eckelkamp, Trent Leimkuehler, Tony Helfrich and Jack Kopmann each had one hit.

Eckelkamp scored a run, drove in one and was hit by a pitch.

Leimkuehler scored once and was hit by a pitch.

Helfrich scored twice, walked once and was hit by a pitch.

Kopmann scored one run.

Matt Jones and Ben Huffman each drove in one run. Todd Kleekamp scored as a courtesy runner.

Zach Pointer got the start for Post 218 and went two innings. Everything that could have gone wrong did. A grounder which should have gone for an out hit a rock and jumped over Eckelkamp’s head for a hit.

Pointer allowed five runs on nine hits in two innings. He struck out one.

Tyler Murray relieved and went two innings, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out two and was credited with the win.

Leimkuehler pitched the final three innings to pick up the save. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five.

“Trent was really impressive in only his second outing on the mound going three innings to get the save,” said Gardner. “It was a great comeback and something that will give us a lot of confidence.”

Springfield

Post 218 solidified its stance as the top seed Saturday with a 9-1 win over Springfield.

Washington broke the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the second inning. Springfield scored its run in the third. Washington added its final run in the fifth.

Justin Schuler went the distance on the hill for Washington, allowing one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out 10 Springfield batters.

“Justin Schuler went out and gave us a complete game striking out 10,” Gardner said. “We really needed that kind of effort going into Sunday with the possibility of playing two games.”

Offensively, Washington did its damage on nine hits.

Hasenjaeger and Leimkuehler each had three hits.

“Luke and Trent remained hot at the plate,” said Gardner.

Hasenjaeger also scored once and drove in a run.

Leimkuehler doubled, tripled, scored once and drove in a pair.

Huffman had two hits, including a triple. He scored, drove in three and walked.

“Ben Huffman is really getting more comfortable at the plate,” Gardner said.

Eckelkamp had Washington’s other hit. He scored twice and walked.

Jones scored a run and drove in one.

Borgerding scored once and walked.

Helfrich scored and stole a base.

Kopmann scored a run and drew a walk.

Katzung drew a walk.

“We again played great defense not making an error,” Gardner added.

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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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