Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington posted two wins Friday. Post 218 defeated Post 189 Lee's Summit 16-7 in the early game and followed up with a 6-2 win over Elsberry to wrap up first place in Pool D with a 4-0 record.
Washington will play Warrensburg at 5:30 Saturday in the quarterfinal.

Juniors
Washington is hosting the 9th District postseason tournament this week. Post 218 advanced to the championship game with an 11-5 win over Pacific Thursday night. Aaron Meyer pitched a complete game. Washington is back in action Saturday afternoon at 1:00.

Freshman
Washington took another step out of the loser's bracket in the 9th District Tournament with a 4-3 win over St. Peters Friday evening in Elsberry. Washington will play at noon Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 8 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 12 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.