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

6 days 18 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 21 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.