Local High School Baseball District Tournaments

Class 5 District 8 at Timberland.
Washington is seeded fourth and will face five seed Troy in the opening round Saturday, May 17th at 11:00. Timberland is number one with Holt second. Defending Class 5 State Champion Francis Howell is seeded third with Hannibal sixth.

Class 4 District 4 at Pacific.
Westminster garnered the top spot with Pacific second and Borgia third. Priory is seeded fourth with Union fifth and St. Clair sixth. Opening round games are Friday, May 16th with Union taking on Priory at 4:00, followed by Borgia and St. Clair at 6:15.

Class 4 District 9 at Salem.
Sullivan is seeded first with Eldon second and Salem third. St. James is fourth with Osage fifth and Owensville sixth. Sullivan is the only team above .500 at this time. First round games are Saturday, May 17 with St. James going up against Osage at 1:00 and Owensville and Salem at 3:30.

Class 2 District 8 at New Bloomfield.
Coaches voted Linn as the top seed with Tipton second and New Bloomfield third. Then come Russelville at number four, Father Tolton Academy fifth and New Haven sixth. New Haven will play New Bloomfield in the first round Saturday, May 17th at 1:00.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 10 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.

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2 weeks 2 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 2 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.