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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:00 pm

Winning two more games, the Washington Post 218 Junior Legion team stayed unbeaten on the way to its key league showdown with Pacific Tuesday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field.

Post 218 (10-0, 7-0) defeated New Haven Friday on the road, 11-2, and then topped O’Fallon at home Saturday, 7-1. A Sunday game against Creve Coeur was called off.

Tuesday’s game starts at 6 p.m. at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field and could go a long way in determining the top of the district standings.

“Hopefully, we will have all three facets (hitting, pitching and fielding) of our game on Tuesday when Pacific comes calling at Ronsick,” Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp said.

Post 218 hosts Ballwin Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a game which will also count for the championship of the Post 218 Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. The teams were scheduled to play in May, but it was rained out.

Washington plays Thursday at O’Fallon at 7 p.m. before coming home to host St. Charles Saturday at noon.

Post 218 hosts Elsberry in league action Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

New Haven

The host New Haven squad scored first, getting two runs in the bottom of the first.

Post 218 chipped back with a run in the second and then took the lead in the third with two runs.

Washington scored once in the fourth, three times in the fifth and four times in the sixth inning.

“I thought we had another solid game offensively,” Kleekamp said. “Our at-bats have really continued to improve over our last few games. Tonight, we were able to continue our success at the plate. We were also able to get bunts down and move runners over when needed.”

Seth Bollmann, Ross Seitter, Spencer Juergens, Nathaniel Hillermann and Todd Feldmann each had two hits.

Hillermann doubled twice while Setter, a New Haven High School player, doubled once.

Juergens, Hillermann, John Himmelberg and Nick Thiel each scored twice.

Feldmann drove in three runs while Bollmann, Seitter, Juergens and Ryan Becszlko each drove in one run.

Thiel walked three times while Justin Baylard walked twice. Juergens, Hillermann, Himmelberg and Feldmann walked once.

Hillermann and Thiel were hit by pitches. Bollmann and Hillermann each stole two bases. Baylard and Himmelberg each had one stolen base.

Bollmann, Seitter and Becszlko each had sacrifices.

“Seth Bollmann had a great day at the plate,” Kleekamp said. “Nate Hillermann’s bat is starting to get hot. Spencer Juergens and Ross Seitter both had good games as well.”

Evan Ayers pitched six innings for the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks. He struck out three.

“Evan pitched a great game, but all of our pitchers need to do a better job of minimizing the number of walks we issue,” Kleekamp said. “It is hard enough to keep base runners from scoring without having to make the other team earn it.”

Scott Byrne pitched one inning, striking out three.

Note — first names for New Haven were not available as of press time.

Held led New Haven with two hits, including a double. Lane and Miller each had one hit.

Schoer and Miller each scored runs.

Schoer, Miller, Loehing and Carey walked.

Miller stole a base.

Miller was the losing pitcher, going 4.1 innings.

Bean and Cox pitched 1.1 innings apiece.


Post 218 returned home Saturday with a 7-1 league win over O’Fallon.

“It certainly was our quickest game of the season,” Kleekamp said. “We were able to pick up a 7-2 victory over O’Fallon in just under 90 minutes on Saturday. The boys continue to take a better approach at the plate, and you can see the difference on the stat sheet. Our boys put together seven runs on five hits.” Washington broke on top with three runs in the bottom of the second. O’Fallon scored once in the top of the third, but Post 218 shut out the visitors from there.

Washington added one run in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Becszlko went six innings to earn the win. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks. He struck out four.

“Ryan Becszlko took the mound for the first time this year, and he did not disappoint,” Kleekamp said. “Our rotation has had to be altered since we lost one of our starters. Ryan stepped in and gave us a great outing. Originally, the plan was to only use Ryan for three or four innings, but he was dominant early keeping his pitch count to a minimum. Ryan was able to induce a lot of ground balls and stopped two different rallies with double play balls, one of which he started himself. We will look to Ryan to continue to help us as a starting pitcher as the season progresses.”

Thiel pitched the seventh inning.

Himmelberg led the way with two hits while Seitter, Juergens, Hillermann, Kyle Summers (double), Feldmann and Nick Schumaker had one hit apiece

Hillermann and Himmelberg each scored twice. Juergens, Feldmann and Schumaker scored one time apiece.

Schumaker drove in two while Setter, Hillermann and Himmelberg each had one RBI.

“Nick Schumaker, had a solid day at the plate,” said Kleekamp. “He was also hit by a pitch and scored a run. Nick really works hard and is a great complement to our other catcher, Justin Baylard. John Himmelberg had another good day.”

Summers posted a sacrifice bunt while Schumaker added a sacrifice fly.

Hillermann and Schumaker were hit by pitches. Seitter stole two bases.

“Just about everybody chipped in the victory offensively,” Kleekamp said. “Even the outs we made were productive. We did a really great job of hitting with two strikes as well as hitting behind the runners. If we continue to hit the ball as well as we have over the last few games and put the ball in play with two strikes, we should be a tough matchup against any pitcher the Ninth District could throw at us.”


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

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


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.


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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