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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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 18 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 4 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.