American Legion Baseball

Creve Couer edged Washington 4-3 in nine innings at Ronsick Field Sunday evening. Creve Couer lead until the seventh inning when Washington scored to tie it up 3-3. Creve Couer grabbed a 4-3 lead in the ninth and then Post 218 had two men on base with two outs in the ninth when Trent Leimkuehler launched a deep fly to center field but it landed in the glove of Ed Bargmann just three feet from the top of the fence. Washington drops to 2-2 over-all while Creve Couer improves to 3-1. Bargmann finished the game with three hits and two runs. Dilan Bollmann had two hits for Washington. Danny Smith was the winner and Tyler Murray suffered the loss.

Washington is back in action Tuesday night with a game at St. Peters. First pitch is 7:00 at the Rec-Plex.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 14 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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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 18 hours 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.