Drew Piontek

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Freshman American Legion Baseball Player Drew Piontek. Drew was a key player in Washington's run to the state title this year. He led the team in several areas. Batting average .440 with eight doubles and two triples, 24 runs batted in and 35 runs scored. Drew finished the season with an on-base percentage of .539 and a slugging percentage of .536. In more than 155 at bats, Drew struck out just 12 times and was walked 21 times. In addition, Drew had 21 stolen bases and was caught stealing just once. Piontek was also used as a pitcher. He had 18 innings pitched with a 1-2 record and one save. He gave up 27 hits and 14 runs with 12 strike outs and nine walks. ERA 2.72.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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