Local American Legion Baseball

Washington beat the Central Spartans for the second time in less than two weeks last night, posting a 12-2 win in seven innings. Jared Walde pitched a complete game with seven-strike outs and four walks. Washington banged out 13-hits lead by Noah Borgerding with a double and two singles. Tony Helfrich, Trent Leimkuehler and Grant Eckelkamp finshed with two hits apiece. Washington improves to 4-2 overall and 4-0 in the 9th District while Central dips to 0-2 both overall and in league play. David Evans suffered the loss.

Washington is off tonight. They will swing back into action Friday evening with a home game against the West Jaguars. Game time is 7:00. It's "Veteran's Appreciation Night" at Ronsick Field. Veterans attending the game will be recognized and will be able to buy one sandwich and get one free at the concession stand.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 1 week ago

There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am
Evil at UC Santa Barbara - 05/27/2014 - 11:22am

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 5 hours ago

After a day off, the Cardinals return to the diamond tonight for the first of a three-game series with the Padres from Petco Park. St. Louis is 56-and-48 this season and trots Lance Lynn to the hill. Lynn is 11-and-7 with a 3.05 ERA. San Diego counters with 9-and-10 Tyson Ross who has a 2.65 ERA this season. First pitch is at 9:10.