American Legion Baseball

Sunday...
Seniors
Washington will need to beat Jefferson City twice to take the zone 1 tournament title today. The first game is at 1:00. If Washington wins, game 2 is scheduled for 4:00. Listen live on KLPW-AM 1220. Eureka was the first team to punch a ticket to the state tournament in Sedalia next week.

Saturday...
Seniors
Washington grabbed a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but Jefferson City struck back with two in the third, one in the sixth and two in the seventh and eighth to take 7-4 lead into the ninth. Washington rallied with two runs in the final frame and had the bases loaded with two outs and Tony Helfrich at the plate. Helfrich got under the first pitch from Colin Brinker and hit the ball in the air to the left fielder to end the game.
Washington then rebounded to take down the West Jaguars 8-5 in the last game of the day.

Juniors
State Tournament in Joplin
Fike 7 Washington 1

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 18 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.

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2 weeks 4 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 25 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.