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

1 day 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 10 hours ago

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OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 3 min ago

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is feeling good after a Monday bullpen session. The 33-year-old threw 30-to-40 pitches without incident. Wainwright flew back to St. Louis last week to have an abdominal strain checked out. It will be two to three weeks before he pitches in a game.