Grant Eckelkamp

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Legion Shortstop Grant Eckelkamp. Current batting average is .375 with an on-base percentage of .509. Grant had 13 hits in five games in the 9th district tournament last week. The event will begin Thursday night. 21 rbi, 48 runs, 9 stolen bases. Grant is a very good fielder and has only committed seven errors this season. He sports a fielding percentage of .960. He is the ideal leadoff man and can hit to all fields. Grant had a hit and scored a run in Washington's 9-6 win over West in the first round of the zone tournament in Moberly Thursday night.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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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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