Blake Pickard

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Legion Baseball Player Blake Pickard from Union Post 297. Blake has had a good season sporting a .360 average, but really caught fire in July batting .450. He leads in the team with seven doubles, 15rbi, 11 walks and just four strike outs in 105 plate appearances. Blake is also hitting .378 with runners in scoring position. Blake is used in the outfield and behind the plate and is very good at both. He has good speed which allows him to track down fly balls in the outfield and he has thrown out several runners on base. Blake attends Union High School.

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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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