American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington is back on the rails following a 9-6 win over the West Jaguars in the first round of the zone 1 tournament in Moberly last night. Tyler Tuepker pitched seven innings for the win. Brendan Feldman closed it out for the save. At the plate Noah Borgerding had three hits and Andrew Sumner, playing second base for Dilan Bollmann who was out of the lineup, had two hits with two runs and three batted in. Washington improves to 35-8 while West drops to 30-13. Post 218 is off Friday and will continue play Saturday afternoon at 1:00. In the other first round game last night, Jefferson City hammered Moberly 15-0 in seven innings.

Here is today's scheduled...
Jefferson City vs. Hannibal at 5:00
West vs. Moberly at 8:00 in an elimination game.

The winner of the Jefferson City/Hannibal game will advance to play Washington Saturday at 1:00. The game will be broadcast on KLPW-AM 1220. Lifestyle Matters with Karen Stratman will follow the game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 2 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

2 weeks 1 hour ago

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 2 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.