Washington American Legion Baseball-Wednesday, July 9

Seniors

Thusday
Blue Springs Tournament
Washington beat Bellevue, Nebraska 4-2. Post 218 improves to 2-0 in pool play.

Washington is off to a good start in pool play from the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament. Post 218 shutout the Gravette Lions from Arkansas 7-0. Ryan Becszlko finished with two sacrifice bunts, a double and two batted in as Washington improved to 23-9 on The Tournament will run through Sunday

Juniors
9th District Post-Season Tournament...
Washington edged Union 2-1 at Ronsick Field. Adam Gauzy was the winning pitcher. Post 218 scored in the first and seventh. Union's lone run came in the fourth. Washington finished with seven hits and no errors. Union finished the game with five hits and one error. Washington will play St. Peters Friday at 6:00 at Ronsick Field.

Freshman
9th District Post-Season Tournament...
Washington shutout Hannibal 3-0 at Elsberry. Zach Finley pitched six innings for the win and Zach Stahlman finished things off pitching the seventh for the save. At the plate, Jacob Unnerstall doubled in two runs. Washington is back in action Friday night at 8:30 at the Elsberry Legion Field.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

19 hours 56 min 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

21 hours 18 min ago

The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.