The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28. Gus played solid defense at shortstop with good range and a strong arm and he is very skilled at turning a double play. As a pitcher, Gus finished with 11 innings and a 2-1 record. He gave up nine hits, two runs, one earned, with seven strike outs and three walks. Gus attends St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington.
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