American Legion Baseball

The Washington Seniors started play in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament this afternoon with a 7-0 win over the Gravette Lions from Northwest Arkansas. Ryan Becszlko finished with two sacrifice bunts, a double and two batted in. Gravette drops to 4-8 while Washington improves to 23-9. The Tournament will run through Sunday.

The Washington Juniors and Freshman both picked up first round victories Tuesday night. The Post 218 Juniors are hosting the 9th District post season tournament at Ronsick Field. They beat Wentzville 7-1 behind the pitching of James Dyson who went five frames with four strike outs, two walks and two hit batters. At the plate, Kyle Tuepker had three hits with three batted in. Garrett Leimkuhler finished with two hits and a run scored while Gus Kleekamp had three hits, an rbi and three runs scored.
Washington will play Union this evening at 8:30. Union beat Hannibal 8-1.

In Freshman Tournament action in Elsberry, Washington posted a 10-1 win over West. Jacob Unnerstall allowed one run through five innings to get the win. Teddy Meyer had three hits, including a triple with five rbi's. Eli Marquart and Nathan Breckenkamp chipped in two hits apiece. Zach Finley finished with one run batted in.
Washington is back in action this evening at 8:30 at the Elsberry Legion Field.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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