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

6 days 14 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 17 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.