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 Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.