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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

Area Sports Schedules

Four Rivers Baseball Classic

Pools

Pool A — Borgia, Wright City, Owensville

Pool B — Festus, St. Clair, St. James

Pool C — Pacific, Montgomery County, New Haven

Pool D — Rolla, Hermann, Washington

All pool games 4:30 p.m. unless noted

Friday, March 20

Festus 11, St. James 1 (5 innings)

Washington 7, Hermann 1

Monday, March 23

Wright City 4, Borgia 3

Festus 10, St. Clair 0

Washington 8, Rolla 2

Pacific 14, Montgomery County 0

Tuesday, March 24

Borgia 7, Owensville 0

Wednesday, March 25

Wright City 9, Owensville 8

Pacific 11, New Haven 0

Friday, March 27

St. Clair at St. James, PPD

Rolla at Hermann

Montgomery County at New Haven, PPD

Saturday, March 28

Championship Bracket at Wright City

Wright City vs. Pacific, 9:30 a.m.

Festus vs. Washington, noon

Third-Place game, 2:15 p.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Consolation Bracket at Borgia

Borgia vs. Montgomery Co., 9:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Rolla-Hermann winner, noon

Third-Place game, 2:15 p.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Bronze Bracket at Owensville

Owensville vs. New Haven, 9:30 a.m.

St. James vs. Rolla-Hermann loser, noon

Third-Place game, 2:15 p.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Other Baseball

Saturday, March 21

Union 10, Russellville 4

Union 5, Rolla 3

Crosspoint 6, Patriots 2

Crosspoint 9, Sidewinders 8

Monday, March 23

O'Fallon Christian 7, Union 6 (10 innings)

Tuesday, March 24

Crosspoint at Sidewinders    4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    3:30 p.m.

Plaza Heights at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Union vs. St. Vincent, Potosi Tny, 4 p.m.

Union vs. Barat Academy, Potosi Tny, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

Union vs. Kingston, Potosi Tny, 10 a.m.

Monday, March 30

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Parkway South    4:30 p.m.

Waynesville at Union   4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

Borgia at Seckman    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at Union    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Christian Fellowship    5 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Friday, March 20

Washington 4, Troy 3

Webster Groves 4, Union 1

*St. Clair 2, Owensville 0

Borgia at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, March 21

Borgia at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, March 23

*Union 10, St. Clair 0

*Pacific 6, Owensville 0

Tuesday, March 24

*Pacific 3, St. Clair 0

*Notre Dame 2, Borgia 1

Wednesday, March 25

Union 1, Borgia 1 (Game called in second OT due to lightning)

Thursday, March 26

Borgia at Villa Duchesne    PPD

*Union 10, Owensville 0

St. Clair 10, Newburg 0

Mehlville 4, Pacific 0

Friday, March 27

Washington at Pacific    5 p.m.

Monday, March 30

Union at Warrenton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at North County    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

Boys Golf

Tuesday, March 24

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia, PPD

Wednesday, March 25

Washington 157, Borgia 169, Cuba 182, St. Clair 188 (Co-medalists W-Matt Hoemann, C-Tyler Feiser 36)

Monday, March 30

Union Inv    8 a.m.

Washington at Bogey Hills Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 31

*Pacific at St. James    2 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

*Union/Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Track

Saturday, March 21

Washington at Wash U Inv    10 a.m.

Monday, March 23

Union at Hillsboro Relays    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24

New Haven at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Pacific Quad    PPD

Thursday, March 26

St. Clair, Pacific at Hermann    4 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

Borgia at AAA Relays, TBA    9 a.m.

Union at Festus Early Bird    TBA

Tuesday, March 31

Borgia Inv    4 p.m.

Pacific Tri-Meet    4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

Tuesday, March 24

Cape Notre Dame def Borgia, 25-17, 25-10

Thursday, March 26

*Borgia at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Borgia at St. Louis Preseason Blast    TBA

Saturday, March 28

Borgia at St. Louis Preseason Blast    TBA

College Softball

Friday, March 20

Cottey at ECC    PPD

Saturday, March 21

Central Methodist JV 9, ECC 0

ECC 13, Central Methodist JV 4

Sunday, March 22

ECC at Missouri Valley JV    PPD

Tuesday, March 24

Joliet at ECC    PPD

Wednesday, March 25

ECC 9, Culver-Stockton JV 5

ECC 12, Culver-Stockton JV 4

Thursday, March 26

*St. Charles at ECC    PPD

Monday, March 30

ECC at Lewis & Clark    2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

*Jefferson at ECC    2 p.m.

2015 District Basketball Tournaments

Boys Basketball

Class 2 District 4

At Barat Academy, Chesterfield

Monday, Feb. 23

(4) Barat Academy 60, (5) Silex 40

(2) Clopton 73, (7) McKinley Classical Leadership 52

(6) Crossroads 38, (3) New Haven 29

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Clopton 56, Crossroads 27

(1) Crystal City 68, Barat 64

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Crystal City 66, Clopton 63

Class 3 District 8

At South Callaway, Mokane

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(1) Father Tolton 81, (8) Mongtomery Co 46

(5) Southern Boone 68, (4) Hermann 41

(2) California 70, (7) North Callaway 36

(3) South Callaway 87, (6) Hallsville 66

Thursday, Feb. 26

Father Tolton 40, Southern Boone 23

South Callaway 60, California 34

Saturday, Feb. 28

Championship — Father Tolton 72, South Callaway 60

Class 3 District 9

At St. James

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(1) Blair Oaks 70, (8) Dixon 47

(5) Steelville 51, (4) St. James  48

(2) Eugene 77, (7) Cuba 46

(3) Fatima 59, (6) Bourbon 48

Thursday, Feb. 26

Blair Oaks 81,  Steelville 43

Eugene 50, Fatima 45

Monday, March 2

Championship — Blair Oaks 69, Eugene 44

Class 4 District 9

At Sullivan

Tuesday, March 3

(5) St. Clair 81, (4) Union 60

(3) Sullivan 66 vs. (6) Owensville 40

Friday, March 6

(1) Pacific 66, St. Clair 41

(2) Borgia 46, Sullivan 45

Saturday, March 7

Championship — Borgia 66, Pacific 63

Tuesday, March 10

Sectional

Rolla 72, Borgia 43

Class 5 District 8

At Washington

Monday, March 2

(4) Washington 58, (5) Eureka 46

Thursday, March 5

(1) Lafayette 66, Washington 36

(3) Parkway Central 57, (2) Marquette 46

Friday, March 6

Championship — Lafayette 43, Parkway Central 40

Girls Basketball

Class 2 District 4

At Barat Academy, Chesterfield

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(4) Crystal City 43, (5) Crossroads 23

(3) New Haven 46, (6) Barat Academy 15

Wednesday, Feb. 25

New Haven 53, (2) Silex 44

(1) Clopton 65, Crystal City 25

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Clopton 34, New Haven 25

Class 3 District 8

At South Callaway, Mokane

Monday, Feb. 23

(1) Hallsville 52, (8) Mongtomery Co. 40

(4) California 56, (5) Father Tolton 54

(2) Southern Boone 62, (7) South Callaway 37

(6) Hermann 54, (3) North Callaway 44

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Hallsville 44, California 40

Southern Boone 43, Hermann 40

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Southern Boone 45, Hallsville 25

Class 3 District 9

At St. James

Monday, Feb. 23

(1) St. James 86, (8) Bourbon 22

(5) Eugene 51, (4) Blair Oaks 48

(2) Fatima 61, (7) Steelville 29

(3) Cuba 46, (6) Dixon 30

Wednesday, Feb. 25

St. James 67, Eugene 21

Fatima 61, Cuba 30

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — St. James 59, Fatima 39

Thursday, March 5

St. James 46, Licking 38

Saturday, March 7

Quarterfinals

Buffalo 66, St. James 53 (OT)

Class 4 District 9

At Sullivan

Monday, March 2

(5) Owensville 65, (4) Union 40

(3) St. Clair 75, (6) Pacific 68

Thursday, March 5

(1) Borgia 60, Owensville 51 (OT)

(2) Sullivan 68, St. Clair 54

Saturday, March 7

Championship — Borgia 42, Sullivan 35

Tuesday, March 10

Sectional

Borgia 48, Osage 30

Saturday, March 14

Quarterfinals

Hillcrest 64, Borgia 54

Class 5 District 8

At Washington

Monday, March 2

(5) Lafayette, 6 p.m. 44, (4) Parkway Central 43

Tuesday, March 3

(1) Washington 46, Lafayette 34

(3) Eureka 63, (2) Marquette 53

Friday, March 6

Championship — Washington 68, Eureka 51

Wednesday, March 11

Sectional

Washington 53, McCluer North 48

Saturday, March 14

Quarterfinal

Parkway North 64, Washington 53.

*Conference Games

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