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

1 day 16 hours ago

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

2 weeks 4 days ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 3 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.