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 Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals and Cubs play a day-night doubleheader today at Wrigley Field. Tyler Lyons will oppose Chicago's Jake Arrieta in the opener at 12:20 p.m. Tim Cooney will then start the nightcap for St. Louis, with that game at 7:05 p.m. The twinbill is a makeup of an April 7th rainout.