Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball

The freshman state tournament is underway in Branson. Washington is off to a good start with a 5-4 win over Branson Post 220. Gus Kleekamp pitched a complete game for the win. He also scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a single by Trey Hunter. Hunter, Garrett Leimkuehler, Blake Pickard and Will Davis all had big hits. Kolby Lane made a big play in the field, a double play on a line drive with the bases loaded.
Other Scores from yesterday...
Elsberry 9 Glendale 3
Eureka 6 St. Genevieve 3
Jackson 4 Waynesville 2
Washington will play Jackson at 5:30 this evening.

The senior 9th district tournament will start this evening. Top seed Washington will play Daniel Boone at 6:00 at Westhoff Park in O'Fallon. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

The junior zone tournament will begin this evening. Hannibal and Chillicothe will play tonight with Washington meeting the winner at 5:00 Friday evening.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 49 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 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 56 sec ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.