The final play of Thursday night's Ninth District tournament game represented what separated Sullivan and Rhineland Post 147.
Joshua Earney pitched through several jams Wednesday in Sullivan's Ninth District tournament opener against Hannibal.
Cooper Beckett and Cooper Sellers pitched around three Sullivan errors and led the Post 18 freshmen to a 5-4 win over Elsberry Post 226 on June 17 in a non-league game.
Sullivan lost for just the second time in Ninth District play June 18 when St. Charles scored five runs in the fourth inning and beat Post 18 7-4.
Joshua Earney threw seven shutout innings Saturday, leading the Sullivan Post 18 freshmen to an 8-0 win over Elsberry Post 226 and tightening their grip on second place in the Ninth Dist