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Posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 5:40 pm

Posting a pair of dominating Ninth District victories, the Washington Post 218 Junior Legion team improved to 10-3 overall and 7-1 in the Ninth District this week.

Phillip Kleekamp’s team ripped Warrenton Post 122 Tuesday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field in five innings, 10-0.

On Wednesday, Washington whipped St. Charles Post 312 in six innings, 11-1.

“As a team, we have been taking much better at-bats over the course of the last week,” Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp said. “Our coaching staff really has been preaching about going to the plate with a good approach and looking for a quality pitch to drive. The boys have responded well and the runs are coming in bunches in the moment. Hopefully, we can keep the pace through the weekend. We will have our hands full, but we will be ready to come out swinging.”

Post 218 returns to action Friday with a nonleague game at 6 p.m. against Manchester at the Parkway South High School JV Field.

On Saturday, Washington hosts a Ninth District doubleheader against Wentzville. The first game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Creve Coeur of the 10th District comes to town Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

On Monday, Post 218 plays St. Peters at the Rec-Plex Field at 7 p.m. in Ninth District action.

Next week, Post 218 hosts Festus in nonleague action Wednesday at 6 p.m. and O’Fallon in Ninth District competition Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m.


Post 218 breezed to a five-inning victory over Warrenton Post 122 Tuesday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 10-0.

“The bats were certainly working tonight,” Kleekamp said. “We were able to score early and often to defeat Warrenton 10-0 in five innings.”

Post 218 set the tone early with three runs in the bottom of the first. Washington added one run in the second, three in the fourth and three more in the fifth.

Justin Schuler pitched all five innings for Washington, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out 10 Warrenton batters.

“Justin has been lights out in his last two starts,” Kleekamp said. “As one of our more experienced players, Justin understands what he needs to do to be successful on the mound, and he has been doing it very well over his last two starts. Our pitching staff continues to go beyond the call of duty. We have not had a poor outing by a starting pitcher yet. Starting pitching is such an important aspect of this game, and we are somewhat spoiled with the outings we have been getting thus far. Every person we run out there is doing a great job. Our defense is progressing with each game. When you have great pitching and great defense, you tend to win your fair share of ball games.”

Offensively, Washington rapped out nine hits to two for Warrenton. The visitors committed two errors to Washington’s one.

Ross Seitter, Sam Katzung and Brian Trigg each had two hits for Post 218.

Seitter’s hits were doubles. He also scored three runs, drove in two and stole a base.

“Leadoff man, Ross Seitter, did a great job of getting things going tonight,” said Kleekamp. “Ross’ bat is really starting to come around and is a tough out for any pitcher.”

Katzung scored one run and drove in two.

“Sam has been our workhorse behind the plate, and it was great to see him have another solid game offensively,” Kleekamp said.

Trigg scored twice and stole three bases.

Batters with one hit each were Aaron Meyer (triple), Todd Kleekamp and Teddy Harrison.

Kleekamp scored twice while Meyer and Harrison each scored once.

Meyer drove in two runs while Harrison and Grant Ruediger had one RBI each.

Meyer, Anthony Chance  and Harrison each walked.

Kleekamp stole three bases and Harrison also had one stolen base.

Curtis Bauer and Mike Moreau had the hits for Warrenton.

St. Charles

Washington picked up where it left off in Tuesday’s game by scoring early and often in an 11-1 win.

Post 218 scored once in the first and five times in the second.

St. Charles scored its run in the third, but Washington matched that in the bottom of the inning.

The home team then added one run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Post 218 outhit St. Charles, 10-4, and took advantage of 10 St. Charles errors in the game.

Chance pitched for Washington, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. He struck out two St. Charles batters.

“Anthony Chance continues to impress,” Kleekamp said. “Even though he allowed his first earned run of the season, Anthony was still great all night. He keeps the ball down and doesn’t try to overpower the hitters.  Anthony gets his share of strikeouts, but he is successful because he is locating his pitches and getting ahead early in counts forcing hitters to swing at tough pitches. Location, along with being able to consistently throw his curveball for a strike, really seems to give hitters problems. Anthony is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. We will need him as well as all of our pitching staff to continue to improve throughout the course of the season if we want to be successful in the Ninth District.”

Offensively, Post 218 had three hitters who had two hits each. Kleekamp, Katzung and Tyler Straatmann led the Post 218 offense.

Kleekamp doubled and  added two runs, to RBIs, one walk and a stolen base.

Katzung doubled, scored once, drove in two and walked.

Straatmann scored once and drove in a run.

Batters with one hit each were Kevin Birk (double), Seitter, David McNeal and Harrison.

Seitter and McNeal each scored twice. Birk, Katzung, Peter Coulter and Luke Knight each scored one run. Meyer drove in one run.

Meyer, McNeal and Knight walked. Seitter was hit by a pitch.

McNeal stole four bases while Seitter and Birk also had stolen bases.


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

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