Washington will need to beat Jefferson City twice to take the zone 1 tournament title today. The first game is at 1:00. If Washington wins, game 2 is scheduled for 4:00. Listen live on KLPW-AM 1220. Eureka was the first team to punch a ticket to the state tournament in Sedalia next week.
Washington grabbed a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but Jefferson City struck back with two in the third, one in the sixth and two in the seventh and eighth to take 7-4 lead into the ninth. Washington rallied with two runs in the final frame and had the bases loaded with two outs and Tony Helfrich at the plate. Helfrich got under the first pitch from Colin Brinker and hit the ball in the air to the left fielder to end the game.
Washington then rebounded to take down the West Jaguars 8-5 in the last game of the day.
State Tournament in Joplin
Fike 7 Washington 1