Washington Senior Legion Baseball

Washington beat Warrenton 11-2 Sunday to improve to 21-9 overall and they finished regular season 9th district play at 13-5.

Washington has a road game this evening against Creve Couer at 5:30 at Parkway Central High School. After tonight's game, Post 218 will prepare for the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament Wednesday.

The 9th District post-season tournament gets underway next week with games at Westhoff Park in O'Fallon and the Rec Plex in St. Peters.

Washington Legion Baseball Post 218 AAA continued to pile up the runs on Saturday, scoring six runs in the seventh inning, on the way to a 20-1 landslide win over Pacific at Pacific PYA. Washington scored eight runs in the second inning on a groundout by Spencer Juergens, an error, a two-run single by Noah Borgerding, an RBI single by Hillermann, a two-run single by Aaron Meyer, and an RBI single by Ross Seitter. Justin Schuler boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace Washington. He singled in the fifth inning and doubled in the seventh inning. Pacific couldn't get anything going as long as Mitch Hammack was pitching. Pacific managed just one hit off Hammack, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five during his five innings of work. Ray was charged with the loss. He allowed 12 runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked three and struck out six. Washington never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on a fielder's choice.

Washington beat Warrenton 11-2 Sunday to wrap up their 9th district regular season schedule. Post 218 will now prepare for the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament Wednesday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 1 hour ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
Mandatory Voting? - 03/20/2015 - 11:29am

SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 6 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.