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

3 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 20 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 33 sec ago

The Union Post 297 Juniors beat Sullivan Post 18 10-3 last night. Logan West was the winning pitcher in relief and Connor Fitzhugh had two hits and three batted in.

Coming up tonight in Senior Legion action, Washington will host Warrenton at Ronsick Field. Game time is 7:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.