JACKSON — In the end, 10 was not enough.
Washington Post 218 (28-6) watched a 10-run advantage disappear Saturday against Eureka Post 177 in the losers' bracket final.
Eureka won the game, 11-10, to advance to the championship series against Jackson Post 158.
Washington jumped on top with six runs in the second inning and four more runs in the third.
Eureka started to chip back with six runs in the fourth, two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and the tying run in the seventh inning. That run scored on a wild pitch.
Post 177 sealed the victory in the bottom of the ninth inning on a bases-loaded fly ball which was dropped. Even without a drop, it was deep enough to bring the run home.
Sean Markley went 7.1 innings in relief of starter Garret White for the win. Markley allowed four unearned runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three.
Chris Schweissguth took the loss. He was Washington's third pitcher, following Gus Kleekamp and Isaiah West. Over two innings, Schweissguth allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks. He struck out one.
Offensively, Washington was paced by Adam Gauzy, who had three hits. Michael Sinnott and Matt Miller had two hits each.
Andrew Bujnak led Eureka with three hits. Andrew Colin, Brendon Keller and Markley had two hits each.
Complete tournament coverage will be in The Wednesday Missourian.