Washington American Legion Baseball

The season is over for the Washington senior legion baseball team. St. Charles held on to beat West 13-12 last night to win the 9th district post-season tournament at Westhoff Park. Washington needed West to win for their season to continue. Post 218 ends the season with a 28-12 record under Manager Mike Gardner. St. Charles, West and Daniel Boone will represent the 9th district in the zone tournament this week. The event will get underway Thursday at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. West and Boone will square off in the play-in game at 5:00. Jefferson City and Hannibal will take the field at 8:00. St. Charles will play the winner of the West/Daniel Boone game Friday at 5:00. The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend.

The junior legion state tournament will be held in Jackson with the action getting underway Thursday. Springfield Glendale will face Jackson at 3:00 in the play-in game, with the winner facing Washington Friday at noon. Sedalia and Eureka will play at 5:30 Thursday evening. The five-team double elimination tournament is scheduled to wrap up Saturday with the extra championship game lined up Sunday, if needed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 6 hours ago

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

1 week 5 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

2 hours 47 sec ago

Coming up tonight in senior legion baseball, Washington Post 218 will host Pacific at Ronsick Field. Game time is 6:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.