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WASHINGTON — The Jefferson City Post 5 Freshmen split a doubleheader Saturday against Washington Post 218, winning the opener 8-3 and dropping the nightcap 9-6 at Ronsick Field.

In Game 1, Post 5 took the early lead with two runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed. Ty Kiesling had an RBI single and Justin Atnip added an RBI double in the opening inning.

Easton DeMilia followed with an RBI single in the second. Kase Winegar scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to increase Jefferson City's lead to 4-1.

Post 5 scored its remaining four runs in the sixth, highlighted by a bases-clearing double from Joseph Wilde. Kiesling also had an RBI single in the sixth.

Conner Bax went 2-for-3 with a single and a double to lead Jefferson City.

Cody Pickett pitched the first three innings for Post 5, allowing one run on six hits with four strikeouts. Jake Hagner and Atnip each pitched two innings of relief, as Hagner allowed three hits and struck out three, while Atnip gave up one runs on two hits with one walk.

In Game 2, Washington scored four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-2 lead.

Post 5 rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, and loaded the bases with one out, but Post 218 was able to get a pop-up and a fielder's choice to strand the tying run at third base.

Bax went 2-for-5 with two singles and one RBI, while Colten Bryan had a pair of singles and two RBI. Thorn Phillips and Garrett Ickes each had one hit and one RBI.

Post 5 (6-3) is off this week and will return to action in the GMB Father's Day Tournament on June 19-20 in Columbia.

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