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

1 day 14 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 6 days 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

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SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 6 min 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.