Meeting De Soto SMCI for the second time this season, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team evened the season series Saturday.
Post 218 (8-2) defeated De Soto at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 7-3.
“It was a good win for us,” Post 218 Manager Joe Kopmann said. “They beat us earlier in the year at their place.”
Kopmann said Post 218 was able to score seven runs on just six hits and that was good.
“Our baserunning was pretty decent,” Kopmann said. “We had two picked off, but we were pretty aggressive.”
Washington opened scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first. De Soto scored once in the second, but Washington added three more runs.
Post 218 scored once in the third before both teams scored once in the fourth. De Soto added its final run in the fifth inning.
Sam Glosemeyer earned the win. Over five innings, he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks. He whiffed three batters.
Ethan Mort pitched the final two innings, giving up one hit and striking out a pair.
“Ethan was a real surprise,” Kopmann said. “It was the first time he pitched all year.”
Six different Post 218 batters singled in the game. Caleb Kleekamp, Glosemeyer, Sam Heggemann, Tristan Molitor, Calvin Straatmann and Louis Paule recorded the hits.
Glosemeyer walked three times while Kleekamp, Brayden Mayer, Molitor and Logan Dieckman walked once.
Post 218 swiped six bases. Jacob Bauche led the way with two. Landen Byrne, Dieckman, Kleekamp and Straatmann each had one steal.
Bauche scored twice. Kleekamp, Byrne, Molitor, Dieckman and Paule scored once.
Glosemeyer, Heggemann, Tyler Stieffermann, Mayer and Straatmann drove in runs. Heggemann added a sacrifice fly.
Washington returns to action with a busy week.
“We have a big week ahead with nine games in seven days,” Kopmann said. “We’ll be hard and heavy at it.”
Post 218 hosts Pacific Post 402 Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.
Washington hosts New Haven Post 366 Wednesday at 6 p.m. before going to St. Charles Thursday (6 p.m.) and New Haven Friday (8 p.m.).
On Saturday, Post 218 plays a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Highland, Ill., and visits Sullivan Sunday at 2 p.m.