Senior Legion Baseball-Washington Falls to West

Washington grabbed a 3-0 lead through four innings of baseball at Westhoff Park Monday night, but the West Jaguars came back with four unearned runs, two in the fifth and two more in sixth and Ryan Franklin made it stand with his second complete game against Washington this season. Franklin finished with seven strike outs and no walks as West improved to 23-5 overall and 9-2 in league action. Noah Borgerding and Aaron Meyer had two hits apiece as Washington dropped to 16-9 and 8-5. Spencer Juergens started but did not figure in the decision. He pitched five innings and gave up two runs in the fifth ending his consecutive scoreless innings streak at 32. Logan Holdermeyer came on in the sixth and was saddled with the loss.

Washington is back in action tonight with a road game against Sullivan. Game time is 7:00. Our next broadcast is Wednesday night when Washington returns to Ronsick Field for a game against St. Peters at 8:30.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 16 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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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 19 hours ago

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.