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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Holding the lead throughout the game, the Washington Post 218 Freshmen registered a 7-2 baseball victory over Pacific Post 320 Tuesday at Ronsick Field.

Post 218 (5-3, 3-0) received a complete game pitching effort from Kody Halmich.

In seven innings of work, Halmich allowed two runs on four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.

“We gave the ball to the player who is looking like our best pitcher, Kody Halmich, and he threw a complete game for us,” said Post 218 Manager Jordan Bierbaum. “We knew we had to bring our best game to Pacific, who was 6-2 coming into the game and can really play.”

Post 320 (6-4, 3-2) scored both of its runs in the top of the fourth inning and left the bases loaded to end the frame, helping Washington preserve a 4-2 advantage at the time.

Pacific also put two runners on base in the fifth inning and loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but couldn’t score.

“From the start, we weren’t ready to play against a quality program like Washington,” said Post 320 Manager Nathan Bruns. “We need to improve at the plate when we have runners on base. We stranded too many people.”

Both coaches praised Halmich for pitching out of jams.

“I was impressed with the way their pitcher worked under pressure,” Bruns said.

“Kody battled through a couple of tough innings. Our defense helped stop the big inning we were allowing earlier in the year,” Bierbaum said. “It was a big momentum win for our team and for Kody on the mound.”

Ryan Ray got the start on the mound for Post 320 and suffered the loss. In four innings, he allowed four runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

“Ryan struggled with his control a little, but otherwise did a good job. Coach (Jeff) Reed really stresses no walks with the high school team, so that’s something we work on with our pitchers,” Bruns said. “A couple of errors came back to haunt us. You can’t make too many errors against good teams like Washington.”

Tristan Longsdon pitched the final two frames. He allowed three runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Post 218 collected nine hits in the contest by seven different players.

Blake Pickard and Will Davis led the way with two hits apiece. Pickard also drew a walk and scored a run. Davis added one RBI and one run.

Cody Smith reached base twice with a hit and a walk to go with two runs. Joe Grant also had one hit, one walk and two RBIs.

Dan Diener, Nik Alferman and Garrett Leimkuehler each finished with one hit and one run. Alferman also had one RBI.

“After losing to Creve Coeur, we shook things up a bit and it seemed to work,” Bierbaum said. “Hitting was there when we needed it. Two-out hits with runners on base in the seventh inning capped off a good day offensively for our team. Dan Diener, Joe Grant and Blake Pickard all contributed in the seventh inning to give us the lead we were hoping for.”

Post 320 collected four hits by four different players.

Alex Westermann collected one hit and one RBI. Longsdon finished with one hit and one run.

Reid Dauster added one hit and one walk. Cody Rettinghaus had one hit.

Austin Muich scored a run. Zack Michalski and Ray both drew a walk.

Post 218 scored single runs in the bottom of the first and second innings to grab a 2-0 lead. Alferman had an RBI single to score Smith in the first. Davis scored on an error in the second.

Washington added two runs in the bottom of the third to make the score 4-0. Grant had an RBI walk to score Smith and Pickard later scored on a passed ball.

Pacific’s two runs in the top of the fourth came on an RBI single by Longsdon to score Muich and an RBI walk by Dauster to score Longsdon.

Post 218 scored one run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to increase its lead to 7-2.

Davis had an RBI single in the fifth to score Leimkuehler.

In the seventh, Pickard had an RBI single to score Diener. He later scored on an RBI double by Grant.

“Pacific is a great team,” Bierbaum said. “We proved we can play with any team in our district.”


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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