Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball

The freshman state tournament is underway in Branson. Washington is off to a good start with a 5-4 win over Branson Post 220. Gus Kleekamp pitched a complete game for the win. He also scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a single by Trey Hunter. Hunter, Garrett Leimkuehler, Blake Pickard and Will Davis all had big hits. Kolby Lane made a big play in the field, a double play on a line drive with the bases loaded.
Other Scores from yesterday...
Elsberry 9 Glendale 3
Eureka 6 St. Genevieve 3
Jackson 4 Waynesville 2
Washington will play Jackson at 5:30 this evening.

The senior 9th district tournament will start this evening. Top seed Washington will play Daniel Boone at 6:00 at Westhoff Park in O'Fallon. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

The junior zone tournament will begin this evening. Hannibal and Chillicothe will play tonight with Washington meeting the winner at 5:00 Friday evening.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 14 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 5 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.