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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

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