Local College Softball-Thursday, April 11

The East Central College Softball Falcons are now 12-12 on the season and improved to 6-2 in Region 16 DII competition by splitting a double header with Region 16 rival Mineral Area College. The Falcons dropped the first game 10-5. Haley Zenner had a three run homer in the first inning, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Falcons in the lead. The second game was an offensive battle as ECC scored early to take a 4-2 lead and then fell behind trailing by score of 9-6. The Falcons’ bats erupted in the 6th inning as the team was able to score six runs to take the lead. ECC held on to the narrow lead as the won 12-11 over the Mineral Area Cardinals. Alex Adelsberger hit her first collegiate home run and collected three RBIs in the game. Kris Stevens, Julie Scheer, Haley Zenner and Chloe Galati also drove in runs for the Falcons. Chelsea Bax recorded the win in the second game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 33 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.