American Legion Post-Season Baseball

This is a big week for Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball.
The Freshman State Tournament gets underway today at Ronsick Field with four first round games.
Creve Coeur 16 St. Roberts 2
St. Genevieve 4 St. Charles 0
Jackson 1 Springfield Glendale 0
Washington 9 Eureka 4. Washington scored eight unanswered runs to erase an early deficit. Zach Finley pitched a complete game.
The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend with all the action at Ronsick Field.

The AA Junior Zone 1 tournament will be held at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. The tournament starts Thursday evening with Elsberry and Chillicothe playing at 5:00. Washington receives a first round bye and will be in action against the winner of the Elsberry/Chillicothe game at 1:00 Friday afternoon.

The AAA Senior Legion 9th District post-season tournament will get underway Thursday. Washington will be the three seed but the bracket hasn't been finalized. Elsberry and Daniel Boone will play tonight to wrap up regular season play and the outcome of that game will determine first round match-ups in the district bracket. Washington's first game will be at 6:00 Thursday evening at the Rec Plex in St. Peters and it will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 40 min ago

Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday homered in the first and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball while Seth Maness notched his third save. St. Louis maintains a two-and-a-half-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central. David Holmberg gave up two runs in six frames for Cincinnati to take the loss.