BALLWIN — It was a busy weekend for the Jefferson City Post 5 Seniors, but it ended on a high note.
Post 5 won five games in three days, capping the eighth annual Baseball Battles Cancer Tournament with a 13-3 win in five innings against Maryland Heights Post 213 on Sunday at the Ballwin Athletic Association Complex.
Post 5 also won the Baseball Battles Cancer Tournament in 2019.
Jefferson City went 3-0 in pool play, winning 7-2 against Ballwin and 5-4 against Kirkwood's No. 2 team Friday. On Saturday, Post 5 wrapped up pool play with a 12-0 win against Thoman-Boothe Post 338.
Post 5 was one of four teams in the 10-team field to advance to bracket play. Jefferson City won 10-4 against Eureka Post 177 in Sunday morning's semifinal game. Maryland Heights defeated Lemay 13-5 in the second semifinal contest.
Maryland Heights scored three runs in the top of the first inning against Jefferson City in the championship game. It was all Post 5 after that.
Jaden Chapman scored on a double-steal in the second inning, then Jefferson City plated two more runs in the third to tie the score at 3. Sam Schell and Chapman each had RBI singles in the inning.
Jefferson City added five runs in each of the next two innings to win by run-rule.
Jacob Schulte hit a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning and scored on Chapman's single to extend the lead to 8-3. Schell highlighted the fifth with a two-run single, and Schulte scored on Chapman's single to end the game.
Chapman went 4-for-4 with four singles and three RBI to lead a 12-hit attack by Post 5. Schell and Schulte each had two hits and three RBI, while Landon Plochberger finished with a pair of singles.
Trevor Jordan was the winning pitcher for Jefferson City. In four innings, he allowed three runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Andy Hueste pitched the fifth inning in relief, giving up one hit and one walk.
In the semifinal game against Eureka, Post 5 scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.
Schell finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Chapman reached base in all eight plate appearances Sunday, going 2-for-3 in the semifinal game with an RBI single and a two-run double. Billy Underwood also had a pair of singles and one RBI in the win.
Plochberger pitched a complete game for Jefferson City. In seven innings, he gave up four runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
Individual results from the three pool-play games were not available.
Post 5 (5-0) will play Saturday and Sunday in the Sedalia Tournament at Liberty Park. On Saturday, Jefferson City will play Fike at 10 a.m. and Washington Post 218 at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, Jefferson City will then play Omaha (Neb.) at 3 p.m. and Sedalia Post 642 at 8 p.m.