Local American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington Post 218 will go up against the West Jaguars for the sixth time this season when the two meet in the first round of the zone 1 tournament in Moberly tonight. Washington won the first three, but West beat Washington twice in the district tournament last week. Post 218 is 34-8 going in while West is 30-12. Game time is 8:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Juniors
The state tournament begins today in Joplin. Washington will go up against Springfield Glendale at 2:30.

Both tournaments run through the weekend.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 3 hours 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. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 hours ago

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 2 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.