Tessa Johanning

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Pitcher Tessa Johanning from Sullivan High School. She pitched a no hitter leading Sullivan to a 10-0 five inning victory over Salem in the district semifinal Thursday evening. Tessa finished the regular season with a 14-4 record, 113 innings pitched, 107 strike outs and 53 walks and a 2.27 earned run average. As a hitter, Johanning bats second in the lineup. Batting average .300 with six doubles and 11 runs batted in. Tessa is a good contact hitter with only one strike out on the season and two walks. She has continued the tradition of strong pitching in the circle for the Eagles as Sullivan ran its streak to 42 consecutive wins in the four rivers conference, that's six years without a loss in league play.

Photos courtesy of Extra Innings Photography.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.