Washington American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington took second in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Post 218 knocked off West 4-1 in the semifinal but then fell 4-2 to Jefferson City Post 5 in the title game. Cole Distler pitched a complete game holding Washington to five hits to get the win. Jefferson City is now 32-4 on the season. Washington is 31-6 and will now prepare for the 9th District Tournament this week. Jefferson City center fielder Trevor Schnieders was named the MPV

Freshman
Washington battled out of the elimination bracket to win the 9th District Postseason Tournament Title Sunday afternoon. Post 218 received a first round bye, then suffered a second round loss to Wentzville, but stormed back to beat Wentzville twice in the championship round to take the crown. It wasn't even close in the final game-14-0. Will Davis pitched five innings for the win.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 6-0 with 32 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 36 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .500 with 14 rbi's and 11 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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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

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After a day off, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight with the first of a two-game Interleague series with the White Sox. Lance Lynn opposes Chicago's Chris Sale. The Cardinals have won six straight and eight of the last nine games. The White Sox are last in the AL Central.