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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 2:00 pm | Updated: 12:24 pm, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

One step forward, one step back.

Playing two league games this past weekend, the Washington Post 218 Seniors picked up a big win Friday over Wentzville, 13-0, but fell on the road to Elsberry Saturday, 2-1.

Sunday’s game against Eureka was called off. Eureka had district games it had to make up before the playoffs.

Washington (15-8, 8-4) played Monday on the road at Westhoff Park in O’Fallon against West in a key league game. West has beaten Washington in all three meetings this season, including in the championship of the Washington Tournament. Monday’s game ended in a 4-3 West win. Information from that game is in another story.


It was a game Post 218 had been looking forward to for some time.

After falling to Wentzville June 3, 6-3, Washington was eager to show it could play a better game in the return trip.

After stopping Post 323 in the top of the first at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, Washington went to work with three runs in the bottom of the first.

Post 218 wasn’t done, adding one run in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth and four in the bottom of the fifth inning.

That was enough to end the game after the top of the seventh, 13-0.

“We came out aggressive at the plate and got them down early and that was the story of the game,” said Post 218 Coach Kevin Juergens.

Washington took advantage of 13 hits in the game and added three walks. Six Wentzville errors also helped the Post 218 cause.

Two Washington pitchers shared the shutout.

Evan Ayers picked up the win, pitching the first five innings. He allowed one hit and five walks while striking out five.

Ryan Becszlko pitched the final two innings, allowing a pair of hits. He fanned two Post 323 batters.

“Evan Ayers had another solid outing on the mound going five innings for the win and Ryan Becszlko looked very impressive on the mound throwing the last two innings,” Juergens said.

Offensively, the night’s standout was Aaron Meyer, who went 4-4 with two runs and two RBIs. One of Meyer’s hits was a double.

Meyer was Washington’s lone batter with multiple hits. Nine other batters had one hit each.

Austin Finder singled, scored, drove in a run and was hit by a pitch.

Sam Katzung homered, scored and drove in two runs.

Noah Borgerding singled, walked and scored three times.

Nathaniel Hillermann singled, scored, drove in two and was hit by a pitch.

Spencer Juergens doubled, scored, drove in two and stole a base.

Ross Seitter singled and scored.

John Himmelberg singled.

Todd Kleekamp singled, scored, walked and stole a base.

Logan Holdmeyer had a single.

Even the two batters who did not have hits contributed.

Seth Bollmann scored a run, drove in one and stole a base.

Justin Baylard walked and scored.

“Katzung had the big home run, Meyer went 4-4 with two RBIs, Hillerman had two RBIs, and Spencer had two RBIs,” Juergens said. “That’s nice RBI totals to see from the middle of the line up.”


After Washington’s big district win Friday night, Post 218 fell on the road to Elsberry Saturday, 2-1.

“Give the Elsberry pitchers credit,” Juergens said. “Every time they needed to make a pitch they were able to do it. I think we had 10 strikeouts that game and it is very difficult to get anything going offensively when you have that many strikeouts.”

The Elsberry victory moved Post 226 into a second-place tie with Washington behind West in the district standings.

Washington scored its run in the top of the sixth inning.

Elsberry tied it in the bottom of the eighth and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Washington had chances.

“We put ourselves in a good position in the top of the ninth with loading the bases with only one out, but could not push anyone across when at the time it was a 1-1 ball game,” Juergens said.

Mitch Hammack pitched the first seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk. He hit one batter with a pitch and struck out five.

Meyer pitched the last 1.1 innings, taking the loss. He gave up an unearned run on three hits and a walk.

“In this game we probably wasted the best pitching outing of the year to date from Mitchell Hammack,” said Juergens.

Offensively, Post 218 was held to four hits.

Bollmann, Finder, Katzung and Meyer singled in the game.

Bollmann scored the Washington run with Katzung driving him home.

Katzung, Hillermann and Seitter drew walks.

Bollmann stole two bases while Kleekamp added one stolen base. Finder and Juergens sacrificed.

Notes — Prior to Friday’s game, Washington honored members of its 1993 and 1994 Senior Legion teams. The 1993 Washington team finished third in state.

Start time for Friday’s game was postponed to allow Wentzville time to have a ninth player arrive. The field dodged most of the rain which fell around the area.

Post 218 also introduced a new mascot Friday. Logan Holdmeyer found a large turtle (red ear slider), Reggie, in New Haven and brought it to the game.


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