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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 7:00 pm

With a victory Wednesday over Pacific, the Washington Post 218 Freshmen secured the top seed for next week’s Ninth District Tournament.

Washington (17-6, 9-1) scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in a 11-1 victory in six innings over Pacific Post 320 at Pacific High School.

“We jumped out ahead, which is what you want to do against every team,” said Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum. “We knew this was a game that we had to have, so our guys were up for it. We had some hits that found the gaps and we got some early runs.”

Washington and Elsberry tied for first place in the final Ninth District regular season standings with 9-1 records.

Post 218 won the tiebreaker over Elsberry, which was run differential, and earned the top seed for the district tournament, which begins Tuesday in Elsberry.

The tournament brackets will be announced Saturday.

“After winning state last your, our expectation for the season was trying to get back to state. The district tournament is where you go to do that and we’re in a good spot with the No. 1 seed,” Bierbaum said. “We fulfilled our first goal of what we’re looking for this year.”

Pacific (9-10, 5-5) will be seeded fourth in the district tournament, according to Post 320 Manager Nathan Bruns.

“It looks like we might see St. Charles in the first round,” Bruns said. “I’m looking forward to the tournament. I think we have the pitching to make a good run. I believe we can win it. Our boys just have to believe it.”

Gus Kleekamp pitched all six innings for Post 218. He allowed one run on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

“Gus has done a good job all year. He wasn’t getting some calls early on, but he battled through it,” Bierbaum said. “He showed a lot of character on the mound and really worked to get through the game.”

Tristan Longsdon was Pacific’s starting pitcher and took the loss. In four innings, he allowed eight runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Jacob Michael tossed two innings in relief. He allowed three runs, one earned, on one hit with three walks and two strikeouts.

“Tristan didn’t throw the ball bad. Washington came to hit. Offensively, we had a good first inning, but couldn’t put anything together after that. We had our opportunities,” Bruns said. “Washington always has a good program. I’m glad we played them right before the district tournament. It’s a measuring stick for us. I thought we competed. Our effort was good.”

After its three-run first inning, Washington added two runs in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and three in the sixth.

Pacific scored its lone run in the bottom of the first inning.

Kleekamp helped himself at the plate with two hits, one walk and three runs.

Blake Pickard added two hits, one walk, two runs and one RBI.

Will Davis collected two hits, two RBIs and one run.

Trey Hunter finished with one hit, three RBIs and one run.

James Dyson had one hit, one walk and one RBI.

Nik Alferman collected one hit and one RBI.

Daniel Diener added one hit and one run.

Joseph Grant and Jeremy Monehan both walked and scored. Kody Halmich scored a run.

“Our offense has been consistent all year. We had a little hiccup against Elsberry where we met a pitcher who took it to us a little. He threw it a little harder. We weren’t quite ready for him. I’m glad that we’ve seen him. I’m sure we’ll see him again,” Bierbaum said. “We’re confident with the lineup we have. We have capable guys and we’ve done a good job with two-out hitting.”

Austin Muich and Tyler Gerling both had two hits for Pacific. Gerling scored a run. Muich had one RBI.

Longsdon added one hit. Alex Westermann walked twice. Sam Fuchs and Michael both walked once.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

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

Softball

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.

Volleyball

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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