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.

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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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