American Legion Post-Season Baseball

This is a big week for Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball.
The Freshman State Tournament gets underway today at Ronsick Field with four first round games.
Creve Coeur 16 St. Roberts 2
St. Genevieve 4 St. Charles 0
Jackson 1 Springfield Glendale 0
Washington 9 Eureka 4. Washington scored eight unanswered runs to erase an early deficit. Zach Finley pitched a complete game.
The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend with all the action at Ronsick Field.

The AA Junior Zone 1 tournament will be held at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. The tournament starts Thursday evening with Elsberry and Chillicothe playing at 5:00. Washington receives a first round bye and will be in action against the winner of the Elsberry/Chillicothe game at 1:00 Friday afternoon.

The AAA Senior Legion 9th District post-season tournament will get underway Thursday. Washington will be the three seed but the bracket hasn't been finalized. Elsberry and Daniel Boone will play tonight to wrap up regular season play and the outcome of that game will determine first round match-ups in the district bracket. Washington's first game will be at 6:00 Thursday evening at the Rec Plex in St. Peters and it will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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.