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 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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Boys Basketball...
Union Tournament-Championship Semifinals...
Rock Bridge 80 Lutheran South 59
Borgia 46 Washington 43 in overtime. Walt Eckelkamp drained a 25-foot jump shot as time expired for the win. Eckelkamp finished the game with 13. Mike Morgan scored 20 for the Jays. Borgia improves to 12-4 while Washington dips to 9-8.

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