Senior Legion Baseball

Washington is back in action this weekend. The seniors will play four games over two days, Saturday and Sunday. Washington will play in St. Genevieve Saturday against two teams from Illinois. They will square off with New Baden at 2:30 and Murphysboro at 5:00. Sunday, Washington will compete at West City Park in Festus with a matchup against Festus at 11:00 and Jackson at 1:30.

Washington will then prepare for the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament next week.

Washington Post 218 clinched the 9th District regular season title with a 16-6 win over Warrenton Wednesday night and took a step closer to finishing the league schedule undefeated with a 4-2 win over St. Charles. Jared Walde was the winning pitcher in the win over St. Charles going seven and two thirds innings before giving way to Trent Leimkuehler who recorded the final four outs to get the save. Washington is now 25-3 overall and 17-0 in district action. The final league game is against Elsberry July 12th when the two meet in Blue Springs.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.