Washington Senior Legion Baseball

Washington remained unbeaten in the 9th District with a 23-3 thrashing of Wentzville at Ronsick Field last night. Jared Walde pitched five innings with two strike outs and two walks to improve to 5-0 on the year. Post 218 is now 20-3 overall and 12-0 in league action. Trent Leimkuehler had three hits including a two run homer in the second inning. Wentzville drops to 4-4 both overall and in district play.

Washington is back in action Friday night with a home game against St. Peters. Game time is 7:00 and it will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. It will be "Kids Night" at Ronsick Field. Kids 12 and under will receive free ice cream and run the bases after the game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday is unfortunately dealing with a familiar injury. Holliday had to leave last night's loss to the Reds due to a right quad strain. He missed 31 games earlier in the season with the same injury.