Local High School Sports-Wednesday, May 15

Baseball...
The Borgia Knights took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against the top rated class 4 team in the state, but Westminster showed why they've won 29 games this year, rallying with three runs on four hits, including a bad hop single, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 4-3. Tony Helfrich had held the Wildcats to two hits before the seventh. He was saddled with the loss. Ben Lovell was the winner. Grant Eckelkamp had three hits for the Knights, who end the season with a 15-7 record. Westminster advances to the state playoffs next week with a 29-3 mark. Caleb Hicks had two hits for Westminster including the game winner.

Elsewhere...

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan.
The host Eagles shut out Eldon 10-0 in ten innings. Sullivan will host Logan-Rogersville in the sectional Tuesday at 4:00

Soccer...
Class 2 District 9 at Borgia...
Union took the title with a 5-0 win over the host Knights. Union will host Helias in the sectional Tuesday evening at 5:00.

Photo provided by the Washington Missourian

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

18 hours 4 min 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 3 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 29 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.