Washington Legion Baseball Post 218 AAA survives Creve Coeur rally, escapes with 9-7 victory

Washington pounded out 14 hits led by Austin Finder who racked up two RBIs on three hits. He tripled in the second inning and singled in the fourth and sixth innings. Washington grabbed the lead in the first when it scored three runs on a two-run double by Nate Hillermann and a fielder's choice. Washington increased its lead with three runs in the second. A passed ball scored Nick Thiel to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Finder's triple, plating Todd Kleekamp. Washington added two more runs in the top of the seventh. A bases loaded walk scored Spencer Juergens to get Washington on the board in the inning. Evan Ayers pitched three innings for the win. John Himmelberg and Nick Thiel made relief appearances.
Post 218 improves to 22-9 on the season and will now gear up for the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament, which gets underway Wednesday.

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