Cards-NL Champs

The magic for rookie Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will continue into the Fall Classic. The season ended with a thud for Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wacha allowed two hits over seven shutout innings and the Cardinals used a bevy of seeing-eye hits to finish off the Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. St. Louis is off to the World Series for the second time in three years, thanks in part to a 22-year-old right-hander who has been dominant in the playoffs. Wacha (3-0), who struck out five, lowered his ERA to 0.43 in the postseason. That includes throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings of a 1-0, Game 2 win over Kershaw. Carlos Beltran and Shane Robinson each knocked in two runs.
Wacha also got credit for an RBI during a five-run fifth inning, when the
Cardinals built their lead to nine runs. Kershaw (1-2) surrendered 10 hits and seven runs over four-plus frames for the NL West champions, who haven't been
to the World Series since winning the title in 1988. Making their fourth trip
to the World Series in 10 years, the Cardinals now await the winner of the
ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Boston leads that set 3-2
and can advance to the Fall Classic with a win at Fenway Park Saturday night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 hours 25 min 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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 43 min ago

The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.